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Saturday, December 21, 2013

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen's Heart Rate to be Monitored during CES 2014 Las Vegas 20-Player Simul

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

Is World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen really calm when playing chess? We will find out when the Norwegian Grandmaster plays a 20-player chess simul at America’s biggest tradeshow CES 2014.
The World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will hold a simultaneous exhibition hosted by his main sponsor Nordic Semiconductor. During the match, Carlsen will use a wrist-worn heart rate monitor provided by Mio. Carlsen’s heart rate, and that of the twenty people he will be playing, will be wirelessly transmitted to North Pole Engineering’s WASP ANT/Wi-Fi bridge and from there to a large screen.

In fact, you can try for a chance to play in the Nordic Semiconductor-sponsored chess simul if you happen to be one of the lucky 20 that get selected from the winners of the quiz on the site. Players will also be given a signed chess board among other prizes. 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 noticed well in advance. Closing date for entry is December 19, 2013, 12:00:00 PST.
The Chess Tournament will take place:Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Connector, Room S228
Thursday January 9, 3-6PM

Bring your chess board and get it signed by the new World Chess Champion, Wednesday January 8th 3-4 PM at booth #MP25277 in South Hall 2, CES Meeting Place.

The International CES is the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology and America’s largest annual tradeshow of any kind. With more than four decades of success, the International CES reaches across global markets, connects the “who’s who” of the industry and enables consumer electronics (CE) innovations to grow and thrive.

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