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IIT grad develops three-player chess

26-year-old Aditya Nigam will launch the board game on Aug 4 

Bhopal: When he was a child he used to get irritated when he was unable to take part in a chess game played by his elder brother and cousin as number of players was restricted to only 2. So much so that when he became an IIT- Roorkee graduate, Aditya Nigam, 26, from Bhopal developed India’s first three-player Chess – the Triwizard Chess.

“I started playing chess when I was in KG-1. The game fascinated me a lot but I hated that only 2 players can play at one time. So I decided to develop the game for three players and today my dream has come true”, said Aditya Nigam while talking to DB Post.

Took 8 months to develop

Aditya Nigam (right) with his parents

It took him 8 months to develop the Triwizard Chess and he asked 100 chess enthusiasts to try it before launch. “I first asked my father and elder brother to try this game. Later I went to my school St Joseph Co-Ed and asked students to try it. I got amazing feedback from them”, said Aditya.

Aditya’s father Dr RK Nigam, mother Dr Sushma Nigam and elder brother Ashish Nigam were instrumental in developing the chess. Aditya would be launching this board game on August 4 that too at his alma mater – St Joseph Co-Ed School. On the occasion of launching a Chess Tournament would be also held at the school.

Where to buy the board from?

This new board game would be available on Amazon after August 4 for Rs 1700 or directly from Aditya by contacting on his number – 7838771237.

How does it work?

As against conventional square chess board, the Triwizard board is round in shape and is divided into three parts, each with the usual number of pieces. There is no change in the rules, movement and pieces but this game will require more strategic thinking as players would have to focus on two opponents.

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