This World Chess Day, we take a look back at how the largest chess piece ever was built. The structure also made to the Guiness World Record.
The king piece which measures 6.09 m (20 ft) tall and 2.79 m (9 ft 2 in) in diameter at its base, was achieved by World Chess Museum, Inc. DBA World Chess Hall of Fame (USA) in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, on 6 April 2018.
The chess piece which is 53 times the size of a standard “Champion Staunton” king piece, is constructed of Sapele African Hardwood and Wood Glue. It was assembled into oversize rough blocks then sculpted using wood working tools.
Wondering how this could happen? Watch the time-lapse video of the giant king piece being assembled:
We’re sure you’ve all wondered how the largest chess piece ever was built.
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) July 20, 2021
Video courtesy: Guinness World Record
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