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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Planet's Largest Chess Piece Unveiled in St Louis


The piece was built by R.G. Ross Construction, located in Saint Louis, and has been officially approved by Guinness as a world record. Following are some key statistics about the World’s Largest Chess Piece:

The piece took eighteen days to construct and weighs more than 2,200 pounds.
The piece is taller than a professional basketball hoop (ten feet), an average-sized female giraffe (fourteen feet) and the Statue of Liberty’s fingernail (thirteen feet).
If the piece were to be used during a chess game, the square the piece sits on would be nine feet by nine feet, and the board would be 72 feet by 72 feet. This board would be big enough to hold 392 bathtubs or nine school buses.
“The Saint Louis Arch was built to commemorate Saint Louis as the gateway to the west,” said CCSCSL Executive Director Tony Rich. “This record-breaking chess piece is meant to celebrate another distinction for our city. Saint Louis has truly become a center of chess culture, and this larger-than-life chess piece serves as a striking monument to honor our city’s involvement in the game.” Saint Louis Chess Club Website Link.

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