The allure of chess

In a civil registry office in the Soviet Union, some time in the 1960s: The men are immersed in a game of chess. The brides are bored, most of them have already fallen asleep.

chess USSR

So, the long waits in government offices were partly responsible for the Soviet dominance in chess.


About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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2 Responses to The allure of chess

  1. amcmulin914 says:

    Great photo, thanks for sharing.

  2. kutukamus says:

    My, a chess player or not, I guess anybody would love the people of the old USSR for this! :)

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