Chess – all things great and small
Continuing our focus on everything chess this week, today we’re out to prove that some chess games actually require one to have a little more brawn over brains.
That’s true if you’ve got to lug a hefty life-size chess piece a few yards having planned your next move. Or, if you have to successfully construct a humongous board in a field in order to play!
That said, we’ve selected some of our favourite chess images from around the world. Enjoy…
Indulge in a spot of outdoor chess in Holland Park summer:
Or pick your next move whilst being manhandled by a nosy stingray, like these guys:
Apparently, this is the world’s largest chess piece, in St. Louis, USA:
Ever wondered just what it takes to construct the world’s biggest chess board like this 400 x 400 metre one in Germany?
Well, for starters, you’ll need a tractor:
A few helping hands:
A (flat, preferably) field:
And, “hey presto”, you’ve got yourself a gargantuan rural chess board (we’re still trying to work out how you’re supposed to play though):
Here’s a look at the world’s largest ever chess gathering, in India, where 20,408 players sat down to play in Ahmedabad back in 2010:
And finally, does anyone remember this awesome ice chess board that was stationed in Trafalgar Square, back in 2007?
If there’s anything we’ve missed out, do please get in touch – we welcome your suggestions!