If you're not terribly familiar with speed chess, then you are probably like most of the rest of us.
Also referred to as 'blitz chess' or 'fast chess,' speed chess involves a timer and a relatively limited duration for each player to make a move, resulting in faster matches and more unpredictable outcomes.
To be clear, speed chess was not being played beachside in Split, Croatia.
It was Speedo chess*.
Speedo chess, as far as I can deduce, involves old, bronzed men playing chess in banana hammocks. I suppose it's too late for a trigger warning.
There were actually several tables of these matches-- I was quite limited in the amount of time I could spend lining up the shot (for obvious reasons).
I endeavored to strike the balance between 'far enough away to show multiple participants' and 'close enough so you could in fact see the chessboard.' Any closer, and I fear you'd be able to identify the Bishop's Opening. [Groan]
*Apparently a cousin of Bikini Backgammon and the equally provocative Jarts in Jorts. [Yes, I realize those are not actually bikinis, but it sounded snappier than 'maillot.']