Pucks and Pawns - Nakamura Teams With Hockey
Chess and hockey may not seem like a natural fit, unless you're the U.S. number one. Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, a longtime fan of the NHL, will finally get his chance to play chess at a hockey game. This Sunday, March 16, he will host a chess exhibition before the Florida Panthers home game in Sunrise, Florida.
Previously, Nakamura has been invited down to the field as a special guest at St. Louis Cardinals (baseball) and St. Louis Rams (American football) games. But if you've ever talked sports with him, his hockey knowledge is probably better than yours.
Starting at 1:00 p.m., two hours before gametime, you can play chess with fellow fans. As part of the "Checkmate Pack", which is $25, you get a ticket to the game and you'll also get a chance to meet the highest-rated player in U.S. history. He's also the owner if a shiny and new 2900 bullet rating on Chess.com. There will also be appearances by the Lady Panthers and Stanley C. Panther.