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Play Anand for Charity

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The Internet Chess Club is hosting the second online simul against #1 Vishy Anand to raise money for a charity he supports in India. "Vidya Sagar (www.vidyasagar.co.in) is a non-profit organization that strives for inclusion of children with autism and cerebral palsy."

The ICC is auctioning off on eBay 15 seats to play in the simultaneous exhibition on Saturday, April 21st, starting at 12:00pm ET (4pm GMT - 18:00 CET) with Grandmaster Anand.

The winning bidders of this and the 14 other eBay auctions will each earn a seat to play Super Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand on ICC. The time control will be 90 minutes with a 5 second increment. Seats will only be available to players under the rating of 2200 and they will play with the black pieces.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play one of the world’s most famous grandmasters and, more importantly, to help children who are facing a much greater challenge.

The first four to raise $350 or more will receive a 12-month subscription (or 12-month renewal) to the ICC plus a 12-month subscription (or renewal) to the world’s leading chess magazine, New In Chess, total value $147.95. The first two to raise $500 or more will receive an 18-month subscription (or 18-month renewal) to the ICC plus a 12-month subscription (or renewal) for New In Chess Yearbook, a total value of $208.

Please note that ALL 100% of the proceeds raised will go directly to the charity. PLEASE play your part in helping the world #1, Vishwanathan Anand, raise funds through chess on the ICC for this worthy cause that is so very close to his heart. MORE DETAILS HERE.

Cool stuff, kudos to Anand and to all of those who support the cause by buying a seat in the simul.


How come everyone forgot about Friday the 13 (of April) - the birthday of the best chess player ever!

See the main page!

Anand is an awesome person!!

By the way, just as a heads up, if you don't want to pay $300 for a seat but fancy your chances over the board, there is also a 9-round Blitz qualifying tournament on the ICC on Sunday, April 15. You have to give a donation to Anand's charity of at least 5 dollars (chekels). At least the winner will be entered in the simul, and maybe more, depending on how much money is raised. Send in the money early because if you wait too late there won't be time to process it.

I bought the third seat. Anyone have a good suggestion for an opening.. :)


How about the line from Anand-Adams, San Luis:

23.Qd2!! and now try 23...Nxe1!?

Immortality guaranteed, even (especially?) if one loses.

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