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Chair polka game

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Chair race game

The chair polka or chair race was another of the typical games of our people and it was generally played during a "jineteada" (taming). It consisted of the meeting of several men on horse forming a circle around several chairs. The number of chairs was always one number smaller than the number of players. When the music began the riders had to race around the chairs; when the music stopped they had to get off their horses and sit on one of the chairs. The one who did not get his chair was out of the game. This way, taking the one who was left standing up out of the game, and taking off a chair every round, the game went on until only one winner was left.

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