Statues of chess players

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Statues of chess players

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:07 pm

Expanding on this from another thread.

Gashimov statue: ... nument.jpg ... -monument/

Three examples of statues of world chess champions:

(Tal, Petrosian and Euwe) ... on-of-riga ... rosian.JPG ... -champion/

Paul Keres has a statue: ... cord=ee054

Stretching a bit now:

"The complex features sculptures and artwork devoted to chess, including a statue of Ostap Bender, a fictional character [...]" ... Elista.JPG

"In the Peace Garden there is a life-size bronze statue of Mattie and his service dog, Micah, surrounded by chess tables."

"We included chess tables in the main plaza because of Mattie's love of Chess, and his conviction that "Peace is possible... it can begin simply over a game of chess and a cup of tea." This quote appears on the stone wall which encloses one side of the garden, making it a more intimate space."

"Handzlik befriended Polish war hero and Righteous Gentile Jan Karski in the latter's final years. The two men were playing chess on July 13, 2000, when Karski fell ill. Alarmed, Handzlik started to call an ambulance. Karski sternly responded: “Minister Handzlik, Check! Your move.” Karski perished soon after reaching the hospital. A statue of Karski playing chess now sits outside the Polish Consulate in New York City, with a copy installed on the Georgetown campus."

Picture here:

Some graves and monuments have sculptural bust-like heads of the chess players concerned (i.e. not statues or proper 3D busts, but still an attempt at a representation of the person being commemorated).

Somehow missed this: ... pture.html

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