It’s interesting that in all the classical stories of chess’s origins the game is consistently said to come from somewhere else. Chess has a number of known ancestors but its ultimate place and date of birth are still a mystery. India, China, Persia, Greece? Nobody knows.
What isn’t a mystery is a recent historical moment that was created here, in Liköping. On March 3, 2018 at Bläsradsskolan, Olle Staaf 7D, Anton Berglund 7D, Karl Johansen 7B and Caspian Mörling 7B won the Chess Championships of Östergötland for yr 7-9. What is so historic about this? The four students won ALL 28 games that they played and now are will play in the Swedish Championships May 5-6th. The championships will be held in LInköpong. Staff, Berglund, Johansen and Mörling are not only representing Linköping in the tournament, but they are also representing the International English School (IES).
Good Luck to these dedicated representatives of IES and Linköping. We are all proud of how far you have come.