Viswanathan Anand & 4 other Indian Grandmasters will play online exhibition chess matches against other players on Thursday. This will be done to raise funds for COVID-19 relief work in the country. The matches will be broadcasted on Chess.com at 7:30 pm IST.

Any player who has a Chess.com blitz or FIDE standard rating of under 2000, can play with Anand by donating USD 150. They can also play with the other 4 GMs by paying USD 25 as the registration amount. Donations will also be accepted during the matches.

       

Viswanathan Anand, Four Other Grandmasters To Play Exhibition Matches To Raise COVID-19 Relief Fund

WHAT?

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand and four other Indian Grandmasters will play simultaneous online exhibition matches against other chess players to raise funds for COVID-19 relief work in the country. 

WHEN?

The matches will be broadcasted on Chess.com at 19:30 IST on Friday, 11/05/2021.

HOW?

Any player who has a Chess.com blitz or FIDE standard rating of under 2000 can play with former world champion Anand by donating USD 150 and with the other four GMs by paying USD 25 as a registration amount. Donations will also be accepted during the exhibition matches.

The website said it will match all donations up to a total of USD 10,000.

All the proceeds from the simultaneous exhibitions involving Anand, Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika, Nihal Sarin, and Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu will go to RedCross India and the Checkmate COVID initiative of the All India Chess Federation (AICF).