540 Competitors Set Checkers World Record

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Monday February 10th, 2014

(Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images) (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

540 checkers enthusiasts gathered in Reno on Saturday to set a world record for, as Guinness World Record adjudicator Philip Robertson said, "Most People Playing Checkers, or Draughts, Simultaneously."

Unsurprisingly, it marked the first time anyone bothered to try for such a record.

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