World record chess attempt at Keele

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Posted on 13 May 2013

World record chess attempt at Keele University

Monday 13th May starting at 12 noon (UK time) - Thursday 16th May

Two Keele University students are attempting a world record attempt for the longest chess marathon. Matthew Carr and Fraser Greenroyd will attempt to beat the record of 40 hours 20 minutes set in Germany. They will be performing this attempt at Keele University Library. Providing technical support is Glenn Harding, whose back-up will allow the attempt to be published and shown live over the internet.

The games will played on DGT liveboards and be published to the internet, also it will be podcasted to the internet live. This will allow the public to watch the progress of the record attempt and to see how the players are getting on. The attempt will be played from Monday 13th May starting at 12 noon (UK time) - Thursday 16th May. The website to view the attempt is: Any monies raised during the attempt will go to charity.

The Library recently hosted a Charity 24-hour challenge by the two players for Children In Need - it was only then that they discovered what the World record was and it was felt it was something they could confidently attempt.  So now the pair of intrepid chess players are back to do just that and will be witnessed and verified by Guinness representatives.

Money will be raised for local charity the Peter Pan Nursery during the record attempt.