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Divers play chess with mascot ‘Thambi’ underwater to advertise Chess Olympiad in Chennai 

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Divers play chess with mascot ‘Thambi’ underwater to promote Chess Olympiad in Chennai 

A crew of scuba divers added to the excitement across the Chess Olympiad in Chennai by taking part in the game underwater with the favored mascot of the celebrated match, ‘Thambi’.

Divers play chess underwater to advertise Chess Olympiad in Chennai (Photo Courtesy: Pramod Madhav/India Today)

HIGHLIGHTSChennai is internet hosting the forty fourth Chess OlympiadA crew of divers performed chess underwater with mascot ThambiEarlier, Chennai’s iconic Napier Bridge was decked up like a chessboard

Chennai is placing up a high-quality present as hosts of the celebrated forty fourth Chess Olympiad. Not simply the federal government, the All India Chess Federation however the locals are pitching in with some out-of-the-box concepts to advertise the premier chess match, which is being hosted by the Southern Indian metropolis.

While the well-known Napier Bridge decked up like a chessboard marked the start of the promotional actions, a crew of scuba divers took it a notch increased by taking part in chess underwater with the favored mascot of the Chess Olympiad “Thambi”, a knight piece.

The forty fourth Chess Olympiad is being held at Pooncheri close to Mahabalipuram the place 2500 Chess gamers from 187 nations are taking part.

Adding to the craze across the Chess Olympiad which has garnered loads of consideration in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, a crew of divers led by one of many divers, Aravind determined to advertise the sport by taking it underwater.

Aravind dressed up just like the mascot Thambi as he wore a white shirt with a dhoti having a checkered Chess border. Aravind wore the ‘Thambi’ knight masks and, alongside together with his crew, dived as much as 60 ft close to Neelankarai seaside in Chennai.

The crew then performed Chess whereas carrying scuba gear following which they carried the National flag and forty fourth Chess Olympiad as movies of their act went viral on social media.

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