Viswanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy, And 3 Other GMs To Play Exhibition Matches To Raise COVID-19 Relief Fund
New Delhi: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand and four other Indian Grandmasters will play simultaneous online exhibition matches to raise funds for COVID-19 relief work in the country.
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 registration amount.
Donations will also be accepted during the exhibition matches to be broadcast on Chess.com at 19:30 IST.
The website said it will match all donations up to a total of USD 10,000.
I don’t think there is a single person young or old who haven’t been affected by this. I look forward to being there and hope we raise money and spirits! https://t.co/IXocwc294c
— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) May 10, 2021
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).