The Dark Horse in New Zealand and Live Chess Tournament!

The Dark Horse in New Zealand and Live Chess Tournament!

CM cool64chess
Jul 26, 2014, 3:52 AM |

Hello Everyone!

10/0 Tournament starts at on Sunday in New Zealand!


New Zealand date and times:


Sunday, 27 July at 8am, 10am and 12 noon



which equals


Pacific time: Saturday, 26 July at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. 




London time: Saturday, 26 July at 9pm, Sunday, 27 July at 1am.


(For help converting to your time zone, try


Play your best chess and have fun! 



ONLINE TOURNAMENT ON CHESS.COM TO CELEBRATE THE HOME COUNTRY RELEASE OF THE DARK HORSE. Open to ALL but prizes ONLY to New Zealand participants!!! Unless you want to fly to New Zealand Tongue Out


To celebrate the release of THE DARK HORSE film (more info on the film below), the film's producers and are partnering up to run a tournament!  Prizes for the top players include posters of the film signed by the cast and crew and double tickets to see the film in New Zealand.  There are 3 easy steps to joining this tournament:

1) Sign up for a FREE account on here;


2) Go to the official group and click "Join Group";


3) Log into Live Chess Arena ( and join the 10 | 0 Rapid Tournament that will start at 8am Local Time in New Zealand (see above): Screen shot is an example of where to find a listing of tournaments in the "Events" Tab on;


4) Enjoy and play well!




Top Four players will win 1x double tickets to see the film around NZ. Winner will receive 2 x double passes and a poster signed by the cast of the film! 


Again, though this tournament is open to everyone (along with the group) prizes are only for New Zealand participants.  However, we will be running an international tournament with some massive prizes to celebrate the international launch of the film later in the year, so watch this  group for more!




Starring Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Training Day), James Rolleston (Boy) and Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune), The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known speed chess champion and teacher, Genesis Potini (Gen).


Anchored by the performance of a lifetime from Cliff Curtis who stars alongside a stellar cast including James Rolleston whose performance and much anticipated return to the big screen will reignite the country’s heartfelt warmth for James after his breakout hit, Boy.


Battling with his own inner torment and family struggles, Genesis finds purpose and hope in passing on knowledge of the game that he adores to the children of his community, which in turn brings hope and positivity into their lives. It unveils a story of two lost souls finding the strength to carry on through each other’s company - believing in themselves; even when no one else does.




The Dark Horse is a provocative, emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who finds the courage to lead, despite his own adversities.


We encourage you to join the #TheDarkHorseFilm conversation online and view the trailer on the below link.







The Dark Horse opens in NZ cinemas around New Zealand from July 31, and in other territories around the world from September