National Chess Tournament held in South Sudan for the first time

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South Sudan held the first National Chess Tournament over the weekend in Juba, which saw the participation of 72 players.

South Sudan held the first National Chess Tournament over the weekend in Juba, which saw the participation of 72 players.

The chairman of South Sudan Chess Federation, Jada Albert Modi says when people put thoughts into their actions as chess players do, it will result to a better society.

He said the federation is promoting the game for people to know that critical thinking is very important. He said before people take any action, they ought to think about the consequences of their actions.

“Sometimes we take actions and later on you find that it affects a lot of people but if we did thought deeply about how it affects other people, positively and negatively – especially negatively – we may hesitate to take those actions,” says Modi.

One Chess enthusiast who was present said the strategies and the critical thinking employed during the game can help people think twice about their actions and impacts.

Meanwhile, the 2014 Chess Champion Deng Cypriano Cyer told TCT that when the government will pay attention to promote and develop the game, South Sudan will be a force to reckon with in East Africa because many South Sudanese have been playing the game for a long time and they are experts on the game.

 

 

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