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    Posted June 10, 2012 by
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    Chess tournement in Iceland - minister looses

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ander says the chess tournament, which took place on June 10, 2012, happened at city hall. The chess federation of Iceland was promoting the game and challenged members of Iceland's parliament to partake in the event, according to ander. He says the tournament was open to the public and it encouraged people to play against the country's politicians. 'A highlight, in my opinion, was the young girl winning against the Education Minister of Iceland in chess,' he says, which is what he captured in his iReport video. 'Chess is a game of the minds.'
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Today at noon, there was a chess tournement in Reykjavik,City Hall.
    It is held to promote chess for schools.
    The minister of Education,Katrín Jakobsdóttir, took the first match , and as you can see on the video - she lost .

    The presidents wife ,Dorrit Mousaieff ,made the first move when the tournement opened --- great fun and great chess being played in Reykjavik.

    The challengers where children of all ages, and the oponests,where members of parliamnet,city officials and a minister of education --- the children won most of the matches .
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