Don’t miss your chance to play Harikrishna on chess24

Don’t miss your chance to play Harikrishna on chess24

Do you want to play against the World no. 20 Pentala Harikrishna? Now’s your chance to play a top grandmaster on chess24!

The Indian no. 2 is fresh from his 7th place in the St. Louis Rapid & Blitz and recently released his new Chessable course French Toast: How Harikrishna fries 1… e6

Now the World no. 20 is ready to play chess24 users for a good cause.

On Sunday September 27th at 13.00 CEST Harikrishna will be taking on players on chess24 in a simul with 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move. His clock will run when it’s his move, as it would in person, which allows a slight possibility for the Indian to be flagged!

The simul is open for anyone who purchases a €100 ticket in our shop.

50% of proceeds will go to support Kiva, the non-profit organization that raised more than $50,000 in a partnership during the final of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. 

Harikrishna is not the first top grandmaster to play a simul on chess24 recently. Last week his compatriot and 5-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand played a 9-board simul and scored 6.5 points after 6 wins, 2 losses and one draw.

Ding Liren did slightly better in his simul on September 1st scoring 6 out of 8, with 5 wins, 2 draws and just 1 loss.

Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion himself, already has plenty of experience in this format and played a simul against Premium members in August scoring 24.5/28.

So the question is, will Harikrishna perform better?


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