Saturday 11 April 2020


I'm not sure if 18,000 players for a single chess event is some sort of record, but I was impressed by the turnout for the Offerspill Charity event, held on yesterday. Sponsored by the Offerspill Chess Club of Norway (Magnus Carlsen's club) he event ran for 24 hours, using the Arena format. The winner was IM Platon Galperin, who played 314 games of 3m+2s chess. Interestingly his winning percentage was only around 50%, instead relying on wining streaks to accumulate his points. The other remarkable stat was the total number of games played, which was 176,719!

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