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Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura will be one of three super-GMs tabbed to represent the world against the world No. 1, GM Magnus Carlsen, on September 10.
Nakamura will join GM Judit Polgar of Hungary and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France as the world representatives who will challenge Carlsen. The event will be held in New York City and will begin at Noon EDT (11 a.m. CDT). Following Carlsen's first move, each of the three GMs will submit his or her reply, and the public can access a central website to vote for the move they like best.
Sign up for the event by clicking the link here.
This unique format will allow the entire world to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime event. Former world champion Garry Kasparov is serving as the ambassador for the event.
"I am acting as the ambassador of this Challenge, because I am attracted by the unique character of the RAW World Chess Challenge," Kasparov said in a press release. "There isn't any sport I know of that gives the entire the world the opportunity to play the world's best simultaneously. Magnus is one of the greatest talents ever. This game will be a true challenge for him. Let's see who wins: he or the World.
In 1999 Kasparov participated in a similar event where the public could log on and vote for the best response to each of the former World Champion's moves. That event took almost four months to complete. The event planned for September 10, however, will feature a more rapid format and will take only a matter of hours to determine the champion.
The U.S. scene is familiar with Nakamura, the current No.1 by rating. In his young career, he has developed a resume that is unparalleled by any other U.S player. Now meet the other competitors:
Sign up now to show the world that the United States is serious about chess. Let's make our voice heard this month as Magnus takes on the World in NYC.