Friday, April 30, 2004

Che's other legacy

BBC photo

I will have a lot of critical things to say about Cuba in this space, but this post will not be one of them. Yes, according to this BBC story, Che Guevara is credited with "sparking the keen interest in chess in the island" of Cuba.

The reason for this bit of trivia? Reports the BBC: "Cuba has broken its own world record for the most people playing chess at the same time. About 13,000 chess fans gathered in the central Cuba city of Santa Clara for the mass game."

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