Checkmate Covid-19! Viswanathan Anand Face-off Against Aamir Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal And Arijit Singh For Charity


Viswanathan Anand (Photo credit: PTI)

Viswanathan Anand (Photo credit: PTI)

Indian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand will face Aamir Khan, Kiccha Sudeep, Riteish Deshmukh, Arijit Singh, Ananya Birla, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manu Kumar Jain, Nikhil Kamath, Sajid Nadiadwala and Prachura Padakannaya, in charity matches.

  • PTI Bangalore
  • Last update:June 11, 2021, 6:26 PM IST

Indian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand to play ‘simultaneous exposure’ match against celebrities and businessmen to raise money for COVID-19 relief power efforts of the Akshaya Patra Foundation. The charity event is part of ‘Checkmate COVID Celebrity Edition’ by India and Prachura Padakannaya, CEO – Xcetra Talent Management, in association with Akshaya Patra.

It will be held on June 13 at 5:00 p.m. and will be streamed live on, India’s official YouTube channel. The COVID Checkmate Series will have five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will play 10 Indian celebrities and business leaders five at a time in simultaneous one-hour games.

They are: actors Aamir Khan, Kiccha Sudeep and Riteish Deshmukh, singer Arijit Singh, singer-songwriter Ananya Birla, cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal, Manu Kumar Jain – MD from Xiaomi India, Nikhil Kamath – Co- founder of Zerodha, producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Prachura Padakannaya.

“Since March 2020, the Foundation has served more than 128 million meals to people from vulnerable communities, who are struggling to organize themselves to eat due to the COVID-19 pandemic and containment measures to curb the epidemic, ”the statement said.

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