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World's Largest Chess Piece

Guinness World Record

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 15, 2019
1. World's Largest Chess Piece Marker
Inscription.  King piece measuring 20 feet tall (6.096 m) and 9 feet, 2 inches (2.79 m) in diameter at the base and weighing 10,860 pounds (4,926 kg). The piece is 53 times larger than its model—the "Championship Staunton" king custom—designed by The House of Staunton in 2013 for use in the first Sinquefield Cup-and is made of African sapele mahogany. This record was achieved on April 6, 2018.
 
Location. 38° 38.672′ N, 90° 15.664′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Maryland Avenue just east of Euclid Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is posted on the base of the World's Largest Chess Piece. It is located in front of the World Chess Hall of Fame, and across the street from the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4652 Maryland Ave, Saint Louis MO 63108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frank P. Blair, Jr. (approx. mile away); Pope John Paul II in St. Louis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gaslight Square (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Franz Sigel
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By Jason Voigt, October 15, 2019
2. World's Largest Chess Piece
In front of the World Chess Hall of Fame
(approx. 0.8 miles away); River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works (approx. 0.9 miles away); The James S. McDonnell Planetarium of the Saint Louis Science Center (approx. one mile away); The Muny (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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