Chess legend Viswanathan Anand, along with Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika, Nihal Sarin, and Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu will hold simultaneous exhibitions on Chess.com on Thursday to raise money for COVID-19 relief in India.
According to Chess.com, users who want to play must have a Chess.com blitz or FIDE standard ranking of under 2000 and must donate $25 during the registration period, or $150 if they want to play former world champion, Anand.
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Anand tweeted that "I don't think there is a single person young or old who hasn't been affected by this. I look forward to being there and hope we raise money and spirits!"
Chess.com will accept donations during the broadcast and will match all donations up to $10,000. On Chess.com/tv, Danny Rensch and Samay Raina will host the Livestream.
Anand told in a video posted by Chess.com India that," As we know India is struggling hard against Covid19. Let us all help Coivd-19 relief in India"