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Chess: Will India checkmate Russia?


As the world chess championships are taking place in Moscow and Indian Vishwanathan Anand defending his title for the fourth time , correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan reports on the rising popularity of chess in India.

The Indian grandmasters claim that their country is about to "break the monopoly of Russia" in spite of there not being much money in the game.

Taught in schools, popular amongst Indian parents and with India being home to a chess champion, much of the game's success is due to its "brain gym" quality.

But will it really overtake Russia in a race for the most champions?

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