COVID checkmate: Aamir Khan will face Viswanathan Anand in a game of chess


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Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan will face former world champion Viswanathan Anand in a game of chess, a dedicated Twitter account called Chess.com has announced.

Sharing that Aamir is a huge fan of the game, the forum tweeted about “the moment everyone has been waiting for”.

“The moment you’ve all been waiting for!” Chess enthusiast superstar Aamir Khan will play an exhibition match against former world champion Vishy Anand! Don’t hesitate to make a generous donation to make this event a success, ”the tweet read.

The event is called “Checkmate Covid” and is organized to help raise funds for members of the chess community who have been exposed to the virus.

It will be held on June 13 and would feature a slew of celebrities playing against Anand, The Indian Express reported.

On the work side, Aamir is eagerly awaiting the release of the period drama ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. The film is a Hindi adaptation of the award-winning film “Forrest Gump” by Tom Hanks. It also features Kareena Kapoor Khan in a central role.


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