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Tutors needed to teach chess in schools.

Tutors needed to teach chess in schools.

A shortage of tutors is preventing children in state schools from learning chess.

British international master Malcolm Pein, who founded the charity Chess in Schools, says a resurgence in the game's popularity has seen experienced teachers being poached by public schools that can pay more.

"There's been such a demand for what we provide to state schools that we're struggling to find enough tutors to teach the game.

"It's just a matter of us having to compete with lots of chess tutors who are in private schools where they can command rather more money than a charity can afford.

"All we're really saying is state schools should get the same opportunity to learn a game that every private school gets to learn."

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