Would You Dive Underwater to Play Chess? – Al-Bawaba

Underwater Chess Tournament. (Screenshot)

Underwater Chess Tournament. (Screenshot)

Chess players showed off their skills — as well as their lung capacities — at the World Dive Chess Championships in London.

The underwater chess tournament, which took place Saturday in London, featured players taking turns diving underwater to make their moves on a chess board submerged in a pool.

The rules require a player to make a move before coming up for air, and the next player must then go underwater until they have made a response move.

Organizers said the aquatic twist makes the ancient game of chess more challenging and faster-paced.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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