20,000 people to play Chess in Gujarat to create new world record
In Gujarat, as many as 20,000 people and 1,200 masters will play Chess at Ahmedabad GMDC ground Friday evening to create new world record.
Swarnim Gujarat Chess Mahotsav being organized by Sports Authority of Gujarat and Sports and Youth Departments of the State will break Mexico’s Guinness world record of the largest number of people playing the game together at the same time., Mexico City’s central square, had set the record when 13,446 players had assembled to play chess in 2006.
Former world champion Anatoly Karpov was the guest of honor in Mexico, while Ahmedabad will have current world champion Viswanathan Anand as Special Guest. Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi will inaugurate the mega event.