Cold-water chess – level 2
There is an interesting style of playing chess. It is cold-water chess – you play chess while you sit in icy water.
Two Russian swimmers got the idea for cold-water chess after reading about winter swimmers who played the game in Soviet times. It may look like a crazy thing to do, but the swimmers say that it has its benefits.
One of the men said that playing in cold water helps him concentrate, and lets him stay in the water for longer.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What are the benefits that people can get from playing cold-water chess?
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