Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Step Aside, Maurice

If you thought that the HB Global Chess Challenge seemed like the biggest gathering of chess players you'd ever seen then you're just not hanging out in the right country.
PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of chess players set a new world record on Saturday for simultaneous chess matches at a public park in central Mexico, a Guinness World Records representative announced.

The total of 12,388 competitors participated to beat the previous record for simultaneous chess matches set in Havana in 2002 with 11,320 competitors.
Read "Chess Players Set New World Record" from FOXNews (last item in the column).

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