Play The Global Chess Festival Online's 24-Hour Arena
Want to participate in the Global Chess Festival Online by Judit Polgar? Join the 24-hour arena!

Play The Global Chess Festival Online's 24-Hour Arena

SamCopeland
NM SamCopeland
Oct 8, 2018, 1:52 PM |
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The Global Chess Festival Online invites chess players around the world to celebrate chess by playing in a 24-hour 5|0 arena on Chess.com. Play will begin , concluding 24 hours later on the 13th.

The event is part of the Global Chess Festival Online, a digital extension of Judit Polgar's much acclaimed Global Chess Festival.

“The Global Chess Festival promotes the 1000 faces of chess all around​ the world. We aim to share the beauty of chess with 5 million people by 2025, to connect and enjoy chess-related activities on the day of the festival. The power of chess connects people.”

Prizes

Chess.com will be giving a one-year diamond membership to the tournament's victor. The rest of the top-ten finishers will receive three-month diamond memberships.

Chess.com, Diamond Membership, Global Chess Festival

How To Play

Playing in the tournament is free and easy. Simple follow these two steps:

1. Join the Global Chess Festival club!

Participants must be a part of the Global Chess Festival club. To join, simply click here and join up! The club is also a great way to keep informed about Global Chess Festival events.

2. Join the arena.

Registration will open one hour before the arena begins on October 12. Participants may also late join at any point during the event and may exit the arena and return later, retaining all points already scored.

Not familiar with the arena format? Read all about it in Chess.com's help file. Note that you do NOT have to play for 24 hours. Competitors can join and leave at any point during the event.

Judit Polgar Simul

Also, don't miss your chance to play Judit Polgar in a simul! Judit will be selecting 20 opponents to play in a simul on Friday. The simul will be streamed live on twitch.tv/chess with host IM Anna Rudolf. See our article for details and application.

Global Chess Festival, Judit Polgar

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