Ice-water chess tournament tests players' stamina, endurance

Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:37pm EST
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YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian swimmers braved the icy water and freezing temperatures of Lake Shartash in the Ural mountains to hold a chess tournament.

The players, who were submerged up to their chest in the water, said it helped them to concentrate and speed was a key factor for success. They decided their next move within seconds during each game, which lasted about 10 minutes.