Quick links to the different sections for general information.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to win one of the major trophies on offer. Especially the
prestigous 2012 Pentamind and Modern Abstract Games World Championships.
2012 will see the first ever Ladies' Pentamind.
Live poker open to everyone even under 18s.
We don't play for money just medals and the title of amateur World Champion!
Diving Chess is a chess variant, which is played in a swimming pool. Instead of using chess clocks, each player must submerge themselves underwater during their turn, only to resurface when they are ready to make a move. Players must make a move within 5 seconds of resurfacing (they will receive a warning if not, and three warnings will result in a forfeit). Diving Chess was invented by American Chess Master Etan Ilfeld; the very first exhibition game took place between Ilfeld and former British Chess Champion William Hartston at the Thirdspace gym in Soho on August 2nd, 2011. Hartston won the match which lasted almost two hours such that each player was underwater for an entire hour.
Diving Chess Champions
|2011||Etan Ilfeld||USA||World Champion|