The Russian State Social University hosted “The largest chess lesson” as part of RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 on 29th January.

More than 250 students and pupils listened to 35-minute lecture of the International School Chess Union president, PhD Aleksander Kostiev about the first chess world champion Wilhelm Steinitz with a demonstration of chess great’s games.

The record was verified by official representative of the World Guinness Records Christelle Bitrong. She handed a relevant certificate to RSSU rector, doctor of economics, member of RASN Natalia Pochinok.

The largest chess lesson

The necessary conditions were: lesson duration should have been more than 30 minutes and more than 250 people should have participated in the lesson.

- Our university is a forge of chess players and teachers, who organise chess activities, while RSSU Cup is the biggest tournament in Europe, the most powerful and interesting festival. And of course, the Festival like that must be accompanied by bright records and victories. Nomination for “The largest chess lesson”, which we’ve set a record at, is a union of university activities and our flag-sport – chess.

Photos by Galina Popova

Aleksander Kostiev

Aleksander Kostiev

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