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Meet 9 yr old Dariy as young Ukrainian refugees are sweeping the board at Irish Chess tournaments

Young Ukrainian refugees are sweeping the board at Irish Chess tournaments. Nine year old chess prodigy Dariy Kelbas and his mum Svitlana are one of the 30,000 Ukrainains escaping war to Ireland. Chess is something that reminds them of home. Henry...

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07.56 24 May 2022


Meet 9 yr old Dariy as young Ukrainian refugees are sweeping the board at Irish Chess tournaments


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07.56 24 May 2022


Young Ukrainian refugees are sweeping the board at Irish Chess tournaments. Nine year old chess prodigy Dariy Kelbas and his mum Svitlana are one of the 30,000 Ukrainains escaping war to Ireland. Chess is something that reminds them of home. Henry McKean met Grandmaster Alexander Banurin living in Ireland over 30 years. Who is heading to the Olympiad 2022 in India (The Olympics of Chess), representing Ireland. Henry sent us this report. With Irish Chess Union's Chairperson Desmond Beatty. If you want to introduce chess into your school, check out icu.ie for helpful tips and tournaments.


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