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Germany's chess village

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:05 am
by Gordon Morse
Yesterday's "Guardian" featured an article about Germany's 'chess village'. It's rather an odd story:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... g-strobeck

Re: Germany's chess village

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:17 am
by Barry Sandercock
Very Odd !

Re: Germany's chess village

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:42 pm
by NickFaulks
"Other customs demanded that anyone who wanted to marry a woman born in the village had to first challenge the mayor to a game"

An idea for the next Queen's Speech.

"but let the groom off for a €70 donation to the chess club."

Is it coincidence that this is the fee for an FM title?