10 Oct, 2010 @ 09:00
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Gay chess, as Torre queens take over the world

IN further efforts to attract the pink pound, Torremolinos is holding a gay chess tournament.

With a top prize of 1500 euros, it seems it pays to be gay…and good at chess.

It comes in the same month that Torremolinos was declared the headquarters of a new ‘Gay State’ for Europe.

Following the symbolic hoisting of the ‘gay flag’ – in rainbow colours – the new state aims to become a world economic powerhouse.

Leader of the new gay republic Javier Checa hopes to unite the world’s estimated 55 million gay people and get them together to hold a strong economic sway.

The chess tournament will be held on October 16 and is part of the ExpoGays trade show at the Palacio de Congresos.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. Ridiculous and discriminatory. If I decided to hold a chess tournament (or any other sporting event) and declared “no homosexuals allowed” there would be an outcry.

  2. Now I have heard everything. Which loon thought this one out. Do gays have to have their own tournament because they are not very good chess players and cannot compete with straights???

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