Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ahmedabad in Guinness for new chess world record

Vishwanathan Anand
Last time in 2006 in Mexico 13,346 players gathered to set the new world record for playing simultaneous chess at one location. This record is now shattered by 20,486 chess enthusiasts from Gujarat playing at  Gujarat university ground in Ahmedabad.

Certificate for the new world record by Guinness was awarded to the Gujarat state Youth and Culture Department Secretary, Bhagyesh Jha, by Guinness Book of World Records representative in India Tarika Vara. Many famous personalities were present at the venue to cheer the players created history.

Bollywood celebrities like Paresh Raval and Manoj Joshi were also present at the venue and also played chess. Under the watchful eyes of 6 time world champion Vishwanathan Anand players of different age including 140 blind players helped creating this new world record.

300,000 square feet of area was used to play chess and the aerial view was magnificent. Arrangement for playing was such that from the bird's eye view it looked like a big chess board with alternating black and white colored playing arrangements.

Of all players around 1200 players were rated by FIDE as reported by Gujarat Chess Association who provided help and conducted the event. Current world Champion Vishwanathan Anand was the guest of honor at the event.

2 comments:

India News Blog said...

Anand on his twitter account said he was amazed by the event that took place in his presence and gave hearty congratulations to all the masters and players who participated in the world record chess match.

indarj said...

viswnath is already have many records

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