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Competitors take part in a chess tournament in City Chess, a newly constructed suburb of Elista in the Republic of Kalmykia, Russian Federation on May 8, 2010. Kalmykia is known as an international chess mecca, due to the fact that its President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, is the head of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). Chess is mandatory in primary schools though out the autonomous republic.