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Watch: When a field became a chess board and machines its pieces

world Updated: Sep 05, 2016 15:45 IST
Vignesh Radhakrishnan
Tractor chess

Thirty two farming machines, ranging from tractors, cultivators to harvesters stood purring on a giant chess board ready to move according to the moves made by the two young players. (Youtube screen grab)

Take that! Last week farmers in a Spanish village invited two players for a game of chess and replicated their moves on a giant field using tractors and other agricultural machinery as pieces, according to chessbase.com.

For the second time this year, the 250-odd farming families in Hinojosa, a sleepy little village in Guadalajara province, decided to organise such a unique game of chess.

Thirty-two farming machines, ranging from tractors to cultivators and harvesters, stood purring on a giant chess board --- ready to ride according to the moves made by the young players.

While the players sat in a tent, the moves were relayed back to the field using walkie-talkies, and the drivers moved their machines accordingly. The entire event was shot using crane cameras.

All 32 pieces ready for the game! (Youtube screen grab)
A tractor (piece)  moves on the chess field! (Youtube screen grab)
The two young players battling it out on a chess board. (Youtube screen grab)