Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Ströbeck, the Chess Village

There's a chess tournament held every year in Ströbeck (central Germany) usually supplemented with pageantry and a live game. The chessmen are school children who, over the years, work their way up from mere pawns to pieces, minor and major, even to king and queen. This tradition isn't merely a show, but more a way of life for the 1200 villagers.



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