Chess-News Readers Think Classical Chess is NOT Dying Out

Время публикации: 29.12.2012 19:59 | Последнее обновление: 29.12.2012 19:59

More than 600 readers of our website have answered the poll in which we were asking if classical chess is dying out. You can see the results below.

We will discuss this topic live on Chess-News with Alexey Dreev, Vladimir Malakhov and Boris Postovsky at 22:00 MSK Time. You may leave your questions for them here


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