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Monday, June 28, 2010

Chess - The Musical: 25 years and still playing!

Hello Everyone!

It's funny when you search for "chess" on Google, or even Twitter or Facebook, you'd be surprised, quite often you get results not about our favorite game, but about the "Chess - The musical"! I bet you've heard the theme of the musical "One Night in Bangkok" (see below for a YouTube version of it).

Have you seen Chess - The musical? It has now been running for 25 years! Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA, have made Chess as one of the most popular musicals ever.

Chess came seventh in a BBC Radio 2 listeners' poll of the United Kingdom's 'Number One Essential Musicals'.

The story of the Musical is a romantic triangle. It involves two chess players. The woman who manages one player falls in love with the other. You can read more details about the Musical at wikipedia. There is also a nice article about the musical here.

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