Mexican players attempt world record

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:37 IST

Thirteen thousand chess players congregated in Mexico City's Zocalo on Sunday in an attempt to break the world record.

Mexico City:

Thirteen thousand chess players congregated in Mexico City's Zocalo on Sunday in an attempt to break the world record for the number of chess games played at the same time and place. The participants ranged in age from the very old to the very young but everyone was immersed in strategic moves to outman uvre their opponents. Russian chess master Anatoly Karpov also attended the event and played a match himself after signing autographs for star-struck chess fans. The Guinness World Records organization has as yet to verify whether or not the event tops the previously set record of 12,388 players made in Pachuca, Mexico in 2005.

Topics : Chess
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