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540 checkers players set Guinness world record in Reno, Nev.

Feb. 9, 2014 at 2:00 AM

RENO, Nev., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Five hundred and forty checkers enthusiasts who met in Reno, Nev., Saturday set a Guinness world record for number of people simultaneously playing the game.

A majority of the players at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino sported red-and-black "King Me" T-shirts as they made their pieces jump around their playing boards, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

"It was a pleasure to bestow the title of Most People Playing Checkers, or Draughts, Simultaneously to the PHP Agency in Reno," Guinness World Records adjudicator Philip Robertson said in a statement.

"As the international authority on the cataloguing and verification of every sort of record-setting accomplishment, it is fantastic to see the classic game of checkers represented in our collection of world records."

It was the first time the record had been attempted.

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