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Pacquiao will ‘cross gloves’ with Magnus Carlsen

Former boxer Manny Pacquiao and chess player Magnus Carlsen will fight today in a virtual game of chess. 12-time world boxing champion to compete


Former boxer Manny Pacquiao and chess player Magnus Carlsen will fight today in a virtual game of chess. 12-time world boxing champion to compete in the Magnus Carlsen Celebrity Charity Challenge before the PlayMagnus app, which simulates a version of Norwegian from when I was 10 years old.

This confrontation, as the name of the tournament indicates, is a charity act. Only for participation, PacMan will receive $ 5,000 that will be allocated to his foundation, which tries to help destitute Filipinos. If it lasted more than 50 movements and beat the record held by Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and CEO of the FTX company dedicated to cryptocurrencies, andThat amount would multiply up to $ 50,000.

The game can be seen at 6:45 p.m. Spanish time through the broadcast of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, a series of fast chess tournaments created in November 2020 and whose final phases are played from September 25 to October 4.