Nakamura to Play for World Against Carlsen in G-Star Raw Challenge
August 11, 2010
GM Hikaru Nakamura, Photo Suzy Gorman for the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
If you are quivering at the prospect of taking on World #1 Magnus Carlsen at the G-Star Raw Chess Challenge on September 10, the latest press release from G-star Raw should be encouraging. US #1 rated player GM Hikaru Nakamura along with GMs Judit Polgar of Hungary and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France will lead the World team! G-Star Raw, an international clothing company founded in Amsterdam that specializes in denim, announced earlier this summer their Fall/Winter 2010 collaboration with Magnus.
GM Garry Kasparov will serve as the event's ambassador. Garry Kasparov said: “I am acting as the ambassador of this Challenge, because I am attracted by the unique character of the RAW World Chess Challenge. There isn’t any sport I know of that gives the entire 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.”


You can sign up for the event on the G-star Raw website.
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