Fast and furious chess comes to Riyadh

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Fri, 2023-03-17 21:32

RIYADH: It has for millenia been known as a battle of wits, tactics and skill. And at the inaugural Saudi Chess Competition, it is also about speed.
More than 100 players taking part in the contest, which started on Thursday in Riyadh, have no more than 10 seconds to make a move, and games last no longer than 15 minutes under “fast chess” rules.
A plodding affair it is not, and it chimes with the speed at which the game is progressing in the Kingdom.

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