Fun Photo – Scuba Chess

Posted: April 1, 2012 in chess, Video
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This month’s fun photo comes from a game of chess played underwater in Curacao by Dutch grandmaster Hans Bohm vs. Robin Swinkels.

Though it is April 1st and last month’s fun photo was a gag, this one is not a joke. We looked up the two players on FIDE and found that Hans has a rating of 2306 and Robin has a rating of 2494. Some additional digging turned up two You Tube videos.

The first one is the actual coverage of this match.

The second one we found shows a one minute bullet match on a TV shows between Hans and Magnus Carlsen.

I can’t speak to the live commentary on this video as I only know a little French. Even so, it’s still very entertaining!

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