Magnus Carlsen vs. the World Exhibition

RAW Chess Challenge

Chess has been looking for an identity since the retirement of its charismatic leader in Garry Kasparov. They may have found one in the world’s top-ranked player in 19-year old Magnus Carlsen. At noon-time, G-Star will host the RAW Chess Challenge with Carlsen taking on the world with the advice of three strong Grandmasters. They are: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France; #1 American player, Hikaru Nakamura; female phenom, Judit Polgár of Hungary.

There are a list of rules one of which requires Carlsen to spend only one minute per move. The three GMs will advise moves in consolation and the world will vote on which move to make. A novel idea and perhaps will grant chess some positive publicity.

The game will take place in the Penthouse of the Cooper Square Hotel in New York and being promptly at noon. GM Maurice Ashley (right) will be doing the play-by-play commentary.

More details here!

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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  1. Photo Gallery from the G-STAR Event

    Blitz Carlsen blitzing with a fan.

    Carlsen blitzing with a fan.

    Blitzing:  Notice the pictures of Caribbean leaders in background. There is Grenada and St. Kitts flags visible.

    Blitzing: Notice the pictures of Caribbean leaders in background.
    There is Grenada and St. Kitts flags visible.

    Magnus Carlsen on the move.

    Magnus Carlsen on the move.

    Grandmasters recommending moves.

    Grandmasters recommending moves.

    GM Maurice Ashley and Liv Tyler watching the action.

    GM Maurice Ashley and Liv Tyler watching the action.

    G-Star Team: Maxime Vachier-LaGrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Judit Polgar, Maurice Ashley, Magnus Carlsen and G-Star model, Liv Tyler.

    G-Star Team: Maxime Vachier-LaGrave (France), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Judit Polgar (Hungary), Maurice Ashley, Magnus Carlsen and G-Star model, Liv Tyler.

    Link: https://picasaweb.google.com/SPICEChess/MagnusVsTheWorld#

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