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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chess rooks all over Polish city!

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Hello Everyone,

This is something quite interesting. Life-size chess rooks are being placed at key points in the city of Krakow, Poland. We found nine rooks already and by April, 2011, there would be 100 rooks all over the city. Cool.
This special endeavour is part of the preparations for the 2011 World School Chess Championship and the 2011 FIDE Congress which will be held in the city. You can keep track of the 'progress of the rooks' at the official website

Meanwhile, here are the photos. Enjoy!

Kraków (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkrakuf] ( listen)), also spelled Krakow or Cracow (English: /ˈkrækaʊ/ listen), is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Its historic centre was inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites as the first of its kind in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic centres.

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