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Monday, October 7, 2013

Occupy Chess: Players Protest Board Game Ban (Photos)

Posted By on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM

MICHAEL HENDRICKSON
  • Michael Hendrickson

As promised, San Francisco chess players and supporters of the popular strategy game descended upon Market Street yesterday to do what they do best: play chess and protest -- in that order.

The chess players have been a fixture along San Francisco's Market Street for decades until recently when the cops put an end to the sidewalk matches, effectively banning everyone from playing chess. Then on Friday, the displaced chess players were relocated from their post on Market Street to an area in Yerba Buena Gardens. Still, that was not the endgame to this match"

MICHAEL HENDRICKSON
  • Michael Hendrickson
MICHAEL HENDRICKSON
  • Michael Hendrickson
MICHAEL HENDRICKSON
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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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