Business Meets Chess & Kids… Spring 2022!


Business Meets Chess & Kids kicks off a spring event featuring former Real Madrid star Esteban Granero as he will participate in a tandem chess tournament with youth at Los Naranjos Golf Club in Marbella, Spain. The other participants will be children from Spanish inner-city communities and business executives from the Spanish trade & Industry. Swedish Grandmaster Pontus Carlsson is the brainchild of Business Meets Chess & Kids and they have been holding events since 2018.

On June 12, they will continue their work in Africa as “Chess 2 Change” will be organized. It will feature Kenyan and Zambian children participating in a Hand & Brain tournament online together with business executives from the whole world. There is still some free spots for adults that would like to participate.

When: April 2nd
Time: From 4 pm Central European Time
Where: Los Naranjos Golf Club, Pl. de Cibeles, S/N, 29660 Marbella
What: A social tandem chess tournament where each child from the inner-city communities is being paired up with a business executive to form a team of two. They then play together against other teams by alternating the moves.
Why: To have fun, play chess, network, and support children from inner-city communities that will be able to improve their lives through your participation. Each participating child will get:

  • laptop
  • chess equipment
  • clothes
  • access to a chess application
  • one-year of free chess training

Business Meets Kids: https://businessmeetschessandkids.com/

Chess 2 Change

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Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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