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

Updated on Sep 05, 2016 03:45 PM IST

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, sometime last week.

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)
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)
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

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)
All 32 pieces ready for the game! (Youtube screen grab)
A tractor (piece) moves on the chess field! (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)
The two young players battling it out on a chess board. (Youtube screen grab)
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    Vignesh Radhakrishnan was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

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