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Friday, June 10, 2011

Chess news from a farmer's market!

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Hi everybody,

This is surely one of it's kind event in the world. Chess at a farmer's market!

Chessboards are among the many attractions at Santa Rosa's Downtown Market, that features music, food, wine and traditional farmer's market offerings. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/THE PRESS DEMOCRAT)

The Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market has a long row of chess players at the tables. There are children, vendors, street performers and what not. Unseasonable rain had led organizers to cancel the event for two straight Wednesdays, a highly unusual decision for a market that has shut down only four times in its 23-year history.

On Wednedsday, the market returned along with the sun. People walked among food vendors in flip flops and shorts, squealing children bounced down an inflatable slide and a long row of chess players were back at their tables, trying to capture the king.

“This is fantastic, it’s energetic, lots of smiling,” said Jolie Cook, 35, of Santa Rosa who runs the chess booth.

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