Saturday, June 23, 2018

Giant chessboard installed during programming competition

Organizers of the ACM-ICPC 2014 competition in Yekaterinburg recently installed a giant chess board in the city square to commemorate the competition.

The chess board was completely playable and was open for public use throughout the week of the competition. Moreover, visitors could have their photo taken with the large chess pieces throughout the day, Ural Business Consulting reports.

"I like the idea, and I like playing chess as well," ACM-ICPC 2014 spectator Marina Khalezova said, according to Ural Business Consulting. "This could become a permanent fixture, although in some other location than this one, in order to have a reminder of the big event-- the world computer programming championship that Yekaterinburg has the honor of hosting. I would be delighted to see something like this in, say, my own yard-- you can actually play these!"

The chess board was installed by the Yekaterinburg's recreation department and was fabricated by artists from the city's Unique Entertainment Area Project.