On Saturday, May 30th Blitzing COVID brings an action packed day of online chess to US Chess Members and donors. Generously sponsored by AIE to benefit the US Chess Federation, the event will feature blitz and rapid tournaments, a $1500 prize fund including $500 in women's prizes, and numerous Grandmasters. One of America's top players, Grandmaster Jeffery Xiong, will be participating, as well as GMs Aleksander Lenderman and Elshan Moradiabadi and WGM Sabina Foisor. Many other top players to be announced.
To enter, we'll be requesting a donation of $35 or more. (donation registration link here!) After you have donated, make a request to join the chess.com club. Grandmasters are welcome to play with or without a donation- just be sure to join the club under your official account displaying your GM or WGM title, so we can accept the request. 100% of the proceeds will go to US Chess, a 501 (c) (3) organization. Popular streamer, commentator and author Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky will host the blitz action on his twitch channel, and will be joined by WGM and Women's Program Director Jennifer Shahade. North Carolina K-8 Chess Champion Donald Johnson will also hop in the booth and host on his new twitch channel. The blitz tournament, which starts at 1 PM EDT , will feature nine rounds of 3 minutes +2 second increment chess. The rapid, which starts at 3 PM EDT will be five rounds played at G/10 + 2 second increment. Don't miss an exciting day of action-packed chess and fun, that also benefits our historic organization and its mission! Quick Links: Donate/Register: https://new.uschess.org/give/blitzingcovid/ Chess.com Club join: https://www.chess.com/club/blitzing-covid List of Donors: http://chess.aieducation.org/DONOR.html Roster: http://chess.aieducation.org/Roster.html Twitch channels: https://twitch.tv/gmnaroditsky Roster of Confirmed Titled Players: GM Jeffery Xiong WGM Sabina Foisor GM Elshan Moradiabadi GM Aleksander Lenderman GM Tanguy Ringoir GM John Fedorowicz IM/WGM Anna Zatonskih GM Josh Friedel IM Carissa Yip WGM US Women's Champion Jennifer Yu IM Jay Bonin GM Irina Krush GM Alejandro Ramirez WFM Alexandra Botez IM Justin Wang GM Grigory Oparin