Chance to play chess with World’s number 1

17 December 2013

At CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in January, Magnus Carlsen, will play multiple games simultaneously with 20 other players.

Nordic Semiconductor invites visitors to Las Vegas to participate by registering to enter the competition for the chance to play the chess genius, sponsored by Nordic Semiconductor. Each participant will also receive a signed chess board among other prizes.

During the chess tournament, Magnus will be wearing a Mio heart rate monitor allied to NPE's WASP ANT/Wi-Fi bridge so that his heart rate, together with those of his opponents, can be displayed on a large screen.

In December 2012, at the age of 21, Carlsen broke the 13-year ranking point record held by Gary Kasparov, gaining 2861 Elo rating system points against Kasparov's best of 2851. He has so far peaked at a record high of 2872, earning him the right to be called the best player in chess history. He won the FIDE World Chess Championship in Chennai by a score of 6.5-3.5 against defending champion Viswanathan Anand during November.

The skills required are not higher than just another hobby player. To participate answer a few simple questions and solve an easy chess puzzle. The lucky winners will be notified well in advance. Closing date for entry is December 19, 2013, 12:00:00 PST.

The Chess Tournament will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Connector, Room S228, Thursday January 9, 3-6PM

Or visit the Nordic Semiconductor stand, MP25277 in South Hall 2, Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center) between 3 and 4pm on Wednesday, January 8 to meet Magnus and have him autograph your chess board.

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