Sunday, December 26, 2010

Gujarat claims Guinness record

20,486 players come together to test their skills at Gujarat University ground and beat four-year-old Mexican record

Gujarat today created a new world record for most number of chess games played simultaneously at a single venue, with 20,486 players coming together to test their skills at the Gujarat University ground here. The state broke the record created by Mexico in 2006 when 13,346 players had played together at a similar event.

A Guinness certificate was presented to the state Youth and Culture Department Secretary, Bhagyesh Jha, by Guinness Book of World Records representative Tarika Vara.
Gujarat plays chess, checks into Guinness

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