Living chess exhibition match, Eupen


GM O’Kelly de Galway, AlbĂ©ric BEL 1
IM Kieninger, Georg GER 0

According to [1], this match was played with living chess pieces on a 15000m2[!] board on the domain of the Alliance Sportive d’Eupen. The people playing the white pieces were dressed in yellow and blue, while those playing the black pieces were dressed in red and green. Apparently, some television recordings were made. After the game and dinner in Kurhotel Pauquet, O’Kelly and Kieninger, together with their pieces, took part in a folkloric procession through the town.


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  1. De Volksgazet 02/08/1960
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