We learnt valuable lessons - chess captain

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The captain of the men's chess team, Kenneth Boikhutswane, has said despite failure to bring home a medal, they learnt valuable lessons at the just-ended Olympiad in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.

Boikhutswane said it was evident that the players need a coach because they failed to make appropriate decisions at crucial stages.

The Botswana men and women teams travelled to the Olympiad without a coach. Boikhutswane explained that in most cases, players use computer chess programmes to guide them during training. He said that locally, there is no coach qualified to handle national teams. But unlike other sport, playing without a coach in chess is normal.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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