Okay, maybe we'll pass on that one
, but there are plenty of games that don't require getting wet, including chess and Chinese chess. Regular chess hasn't been that popular this year, but the Chinese version is not exactly unknown either in this country or at the MSO, as will be seen from the photograph below.
Below is a photograph of two regular chess players: Ankush Khandelwal and Tony Niccoli. They may look young but they are both veterans; Ankush played at the Manchester events, and Tony's pedigree goes back even further. This photograph
was taken during one of the poker tournaments at the 2000 event
which was held at London's Alexandra Palace. (Surely he isn't wearing the same shirt?)
Below is Ankush again, this time with Paco Garcia De La Banda, the 2010 Pentamind
winner; they are playing Oware, believed to be the oldest game in the world
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