DUSHANBE , July 20, Asia -Plus - An International Chess Day is marked today.  

Yoqub Rahimov, vice-president of Tajikistan ’s Chess Federation, has told Asia-Plus that members of nine chess clubs of Tajikistan have not arranged any special activities to mark this event.  “At present Tajik chess players are being trained for the upcoming tournament on giving international rating, which will be held in Dushanbe in late July, as well as for the Asian Chess Championship that will be held in Kyrgyzstan from late August to early September,” the Asia-plus interlocutor said.  

Mr. Rahimov also noted that at present they were making preparations for opening Children’s Educational-Cultural Center at Tajikistan ’s Chess Federation for the purpose of reviving this kind of sports in Tajikistan .