Festival solidario online de ajedrez de la Fundación Real Madrid

Niko Mihic and Arbeloa took part in the Foundation's online charity chess festival

NEWS | 15/11/2020

The initiative, organised by chess24.com, has brought together more than five thousand online followers in its first hours.
Álvaro Arbeloa, Real Madrid's ambassador, and Niko Mihic, director of Real Madrid's medical services, were involved in the launch of the charity online chess festival, taking place as part of the chess24.com platform. The initiative will help the Real Madrid Foundation's social sports inclusion projects. Arbeloa and Esteban Granero chatted about chess and football with Iván Salgado, international chess grandmaster, and the chess commentator and grandmaster, Pepe Cuenca, reviewing the similarities between the two sports.

The charity online chess festival will last 12 hours

After just half an hour, Niko Mihic came up against Bulgarian international chess grandmaster and runner-up Ivan Cheparinov in a lively and exciting game that saw the world number 40 beat the doctor. Solari and Magnus Carlsen's afternoon After this special departure, the participants were in simultaneous confrontations with great masters. This afternoon Real Madrid ambassador Santiago Solari will take on the world chess champion, the international grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. The challenge of bringing together a thousand women chess players playing simultaneously online will go ahead. The charity online chess festival will last for 12 consecutive hours and will also involve the launch of a charity auction on the Catawiki platform, which will last for a week.