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Fall Charity Chess Challenge

October 21, 18:00 - 19:30 EDT

Chess24 is proud to present the Fall Charity Chess Challenge, a special online tournament benefitting Chess in the Schools, America’s original chess education organization.

 

About the Challenge

The evening will feature a free tournament, and a special simul game where players will challenge GMs Sam Shankland and Andrew Tang, and IM John Bartholomew.

While the Tournament and simultaneous exhibitions are in progress, CIS and Chess24 will host a live show highlighting games from the event and interviewing top players. US Women’s chess champion and popular podcast host Jennifer Shahade and  CIS’s Board Member and alum Kwad Acheampong will host the evening.

All proceeds from the evening will support Chess in the Schools helping it offer free chess instruction to thousands of public school children from low-income communities.

To register for the free tournament or purchase tickets to the simuls click HERE 

About Chess in the Schools

Since its inception in 1986, CIS has provided chess instruction to 500,000+ children from underserved communities helping them develop essential analytic and socio-emotional skills, and putting them on track to succeed in school and in life. CIS is the only organization in New York City that offers free chess education to 10,000+ diverse students using its own unique curriculum accompanied by a full spectrum of free scholastic programs, from chess tournaments to an individualized college-prep training. To learn more about CIS and its programs visit www.chessintheschools.org

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GM Sam Shankland

Samuel L. Shankland (born October 1, 1991) is an American chess grandmaster. He won the U.S. Chess Championship in 2018. He earned his international master title in 2008 and his grandmaster title in 2011. Shankland surpassed a FIDE rating of 2600 in 2012, and entered the world’s top 100 players in 2014.

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GM Andrew Tang

Andrew Tang (born November 29, 1999) is an American chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2018. He is known online for his bullet, hyperbullet, and ultrabullet (one-minute, 30-second, and 15-second chess, respectively) skills, even playing blindfold, and is a popular streamer.

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IM John Bartholomew

John Bartholomew (born September 5, 1986) is an American chess player and International Master. Bartholomew earned his first grandmaster norm at the Saint Louis Classic in 2013. He is a four-time winner of the Okoboji Open. He is the co-founder with David Kramaley of Chessable, a chess education website dedicated to learning chess openings in a systematic manner.

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