Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Circus Loves Chess

After a busy week, first thing I do is pop down to play some blitz. It's relaxing and takes my mind off things.

It's no surprise, then, that among the multicultural cast of Cirque du Soleil, chess is the most popular pastime. You can just imagine how much pressure these people are under. One crucial error in their shows, and it's kaput!

"Cast members are constantly playing chess before shows - they put on their makeup and go play more chess. Chess boards are set up all over the circus grounds, especially in the kitchen", says an accordion/keyboards player.

From the Rocky Mountain News.

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