Two Chess Masters to play underwater match at depth in Gran Canaria marine reserve
Ukranian International Master Illia Golichenko will play a match against FIDE Master Abel Carrascoso in full scuba equipment using an adapted chess board and chess clock to account for the underwater environment.
The match will take place at 8 meters depth in the marine reserve area of the Canary Islands known as the Franja Marina de Mogán. This area is well known for a variety of marine life including the critically endangered Angel Shark.
IM Golichenko is a PADI Advanced Diver and chess coach, and FM Carrascoso is military police officer and a newly certified PADI Open Water diver.
This is the first unofficial world record breaking attempt of two chess masters playing a chess match in scuba, at a depth below 5 meters in an ocean. The time control used will be 15 minutes. Two International Masters played a 15 minute match in 4 meters depth in Aruba, in 2008.
Top Diving Gran Canaria is hosting the event which will include safety divers, and a FIDE Arbiter.
Gran Canaria has one of the most active chess communities in all of Spain. From April 4th to 12th, Gran Canaria hosts it´s largest international chess tournament of the year. The 13th International Chess Tournament, ´XIII Memorial Pedro Lencanzo Moncalve 2020´ will take place in Vecindario a town which is 15 km north from the tourist hub of Puerto Rico. Chess masters Golichenko and Carrascoso will also be competing along with 21 other titled chess players.
For more information about scuba diving in Gran Canaria and this event visit: https://topdiving.net/
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