Tune in or play in the London Chess Classic’s Pro-Biz Cup tournament which this year is open to everyone and will be broadcast for the first time on Twitch.
Wednesday 9th of December on Twitch channels Photochess and Chesscomevents.
The unique format of the Pro-Biz Cup enables anyone to team up with a top player in a pairs chess format. The tournament is usually held alongside the London Chess Classic in a prestigious venue like Google HQ or the Historic RAC Club in London’s Pall Mall. This year it’s being run online on Chess.com.
The 2020 Pro-Biz Cup brings business minds and England’s leading players together in an online tournament to be staged on twitch.tv/chesscomevents at 18.00 UK 13.00 EST to raise money for the UK charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC). You, and your business, have the opportunity to team up with chess professionals to learn and play with them in a fun format, in which you and your partner make alternate moves as you take on other Pro-Am pairs in rapid chess.
This year, the chess experts include England number one Michael Adams, England internationals David Howell, Luke McShane, Matthew Sadler, Nick Pert, Katarzyna Toma, Kanwal Bhatia and Dagnė Čiukšytė as well as two legends of English Chess, Jon Speelman and John Nunn. Four of England’s top young players: Marcus Harvey, Andrew Horton, Ravi Haria will also be involved as well as England Women’s team captain Lorin D’Costa.
How does it work?
You will meet your chess pro prior to the first game for a strategy meeting and if you want to further hone your skills in advance, extra lessons can be booked with a CSC chess trainer. There will be a minimum of three matches for all teams. See previous Pro-Biz Cup in the video below. (Note this was over the board).
Each team will have 20 minutes on the clock for all their moves (plus an additional 5 seconds per move). The entrepreneurs will be able to take up to two 1-minute timeouts, during which time they can consult with their GM partners.
Interested in teaming up with a Maestro & Friends for a day of superb chess? All bids and enquiries should be made to:
Stephen Meyler, CSC Fundraiser. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tune in to the games at 18.00 UK 13.00 EST at twitch.tv/chesscomevents
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