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Octogenarian aims for world record for simultaneous chess

"Chess is my life, simultaneous play is my passion ... I love seeing the twinkle in the children's eyes when they play; chess develops their brains like no other game." - Brigitta Sinka


AN 87-year-old Hungarian woman aims this weekend to set a world record by beating 1920s Cuban chess grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca at his own game: simultaneous play.

Since the 1950s, Brigitta Sinka, a former top amateur player, has played around 13,000 documented games