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Underwater Chess Makes Its Grand Entrance

You may do a double take when you hear of underwater chess, but it is a game and it has made its debut at a recent competition in London.

The game is the brainchild of Etan Ilfeld, who invented it back in 2012. He developed the rules and the special magnetic boards and pieces that allow the game to be played underwater.

The game keeps the standard rules of chess but adapts what the participants can do. Players have to dive down when it is their turn, assess the situation and make their move before they surface for air. Players are not allowed to use a breathing apparatus and can only breathe on the surface between turns.

Will underwater chess be the next big thing? Only time will tell.

You can check out a video of the latest championship below.

SourceAzula.com
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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