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    ASEAN Chess Championship at Jakarta

    Jakarta, June 14: The 7th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship started here on Monday at Mercure Hotel Ancol, North Jakarta. The tournament is organized by the ASEAN Chess Confederation in conjunction with the Indonesian Chess Association as the host. A total of 168 boys and 114 girls from ASEAN countries are competing for the title. Last year's overall champion Vietnam is expected to defend its title while host Indonesia would be among the main threats to the reigning camp. The tournament's chief arbiter, Maung Maung Lwin of Myanmar said that the tournament would feature individual and team matches based on age groups. There would be five age groups - under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18.

    Source: www.thejakartapost.com