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World Chess Day

Put aside the game console and pick up your pawns, today World Chess Day!

According to the United Nations, 605 million people play chess regularly and about 70 percent of adults in US, UK, Germany, Russia and India played at some point in their lives.

University of Southern Queensland's Graeme Gardiner focuses his research on chess and its potential educational benefit to children. He can discuss the game’s history in Australia, including its resurgence in the late 1990s.

If you're media wanting to know more, or want to talk more with Graeme, contact Communications Coordinator Rhianwen Whitney on 0427 428 380.

chess at twilight