NEWS 1813 (12-Jul-05) Play in a Simul Against Anand on July 16
Super-Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand will play his best move yet.
Anand, the World Rapid Chess Champion and former FIDE World Chess
Champion, is also a champion of causes closer to his heart. The
Indian Grandmaster is a spokesperson for Vidyasagar, a non-profit
organization that strives for inclusion of children with autism
and cerebral palsy.
You can PLAY! You can HELP!
The Internet Chess Club (ICC) is auctioning off ten seats in a
simultaneous exhibition with Anand, the world's #2 ranked chess
player. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play GM Anand,
and proceeds go to a wonderful charity. The event takes place
Saturday, July 16th, with matches beginning at 19.30 IST (India
Standard Time) / 10 a.m. ET (Eastern Time).
All proceeds go to Vidyasagar, a non-profit organization that Anand
represents in India. The organization cares for children with
cerebral palsy, many of whom play chess. While playing on the ICC,
Anand will simultaneously be playing 54 boards live in the city of
The winning bidders, in a Dutch Auction on eBay, will earn a seat
to play Anand on the ICC. Seats will only be available to players
rated under 2200. Participants will play with the black pieces.
The Internet Chess Club will match all proceeds from this fundraiser
up to $1,000 ($100 per seat), so your bid counts double for the
For more information on this fundraiser, and a link to the eBay
auction, please visit https://www.chessclub.com/anand