Gaming

- Top Poker Players will compete in a live-action chess tournament on Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura's Twitch channel May 5-6 . Players will be competing for a trophy and raising funds with the help of Softgiving. Strong poker players are encouraged to express their interest today to teamhikaru@unitedtalent.com . GM Hikaru Nakamura is the #1 ranked in the world at 10 minute or shorter time limits. His Twitch channel has 1.2M followers.

Each poker player will have a dedicated chess coach. Popular chess streamers NM James Canty, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk , IM Eric Rosen, IM Levy Rozman, WGM Jennifer Shahade, IM Anna Rudolf and others will provide the lessons.

A number of top poker players are known to enjoy the game of chess. Examples are Dan Smith , who won over $36 million as a poker player after reaching a 2100 expert level at chess as a teenager, and Daniel Negreanu , a six-time World Series of Poker winner. Others include 2003 WSOP winner Chris Moneymaker , 2016 WSOP winner Fedor Holz and 2020 WSOP winner Daniel Dvoress, all of whom have registered to play in the Jokers Gambit. Xuan Liu , the only woman to be at the final table at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) main event, and Liv Boeree , the only female player in history to win both a WSOP bracelet and the European Poker Tour, will also participate.

Several chess players also play poker, some of them professionally. Most notable are GM Alexander Grischuk , GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov , GM Jan Gustafsson , GM Joe Gallagher , IM Almira Skripchenko, and WGM Jennifer Shahade.

The ability to analyze a position and make quick decisions is key to both poker and chess. Poker and chess inspire people to improve in sports of the mind. Across all of the competitive games on Twitch, chess has seen some of the most substantial growth of any esport in the past year.

This year, "Team Hikaru" raised over $360,000 for the humanitarian agency CARE, setting the total donation sum over three fundraiser streams at over $1 million .

Full tournament details are online at: https://www.chess.com/news/view/jokers-gambit-poker-chess-hikaru-nakamura

Media Contact:

Laura Nystrom
Public Relations Manager
Chess.com LLC
1 (800) 318-2827
press@chess.com

Cision View original content: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/5x-us-chess-champion-hosts-jokers-gambit-chess-tournament-may-5-6-301270320.html

SOURCE Chess.com

News Provided by PR Newswire via QuoteMedia

PC Building Made Easy: GIGABYTE introduces AORUS Project Stealth Computer Assembly Kit

- GIGABYTE Technology announced today its newly developed AORUS Project Stealth computer assembly kit, a revolutionary product that features a customized combo of motherboard, graphics card, and PC case. The Project Stealth is designed to eliminate the pain points of cable clutters, obstacles to installation, and obstructed airflow with a sleek header design, making PC building an easy task and the overall experience a pleasant one.

PC Building Made Easy! GIGABYTE introduces AORUS Project Stealth Computer Assembly Kit

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user in PC building, many often find the building process frustrating when connecting various cables within a limited space. While others may also struggle with cable management. To improve the PC building experience, GIGABYTE developed the Project Stealth computer assembly kit, an ingenious solution that consists of a Z690 AORUS ELITE STEALTH motherboard and an RTX 3070 GAMING OC STEALTH graphics card pre-installed in an AORUS C300G STEALTH case. Through some smart re-engineering, the Project Stealth minimizes the need for cable connection and cable management. It ultimately simplifies the building process while keeping the case interior clutter-free for a much-enhanced airflow with sleek and cleaner aesthetics.

In addition to optimizing the PC building experience, AORUS Project Stealth is designed to perform. The computer assembly kit centers around the Z690 AORUS ELITE STEALTH motherboard, which supports the latest Intel 12th-gen processors for delivering enormous processing power. Paired with the WINDFORCE-cooled RTX 3070 GAMING OC STEALTH graphics card, the Project Stealth provides an ultimate gaming platform ready for those who are looking to build a high-end gaming PC.

The AORUS Project Stealth computer assembly kit is now available. Please contact local GIGABYTE retailers for availability. To learn more about the product, visit the official GIGABYTE website: https://bit.ly/AORUSprojectstealth

Cision View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pc-building-made-easy-gigabyte-introduces-aorus-project-stealth-computer-assembly-kit-301551046.html

SOURCE GIGABYTE

Cision View original content to download multimedia: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2022/20/c9108.html

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Esports Entertainment Group Announces Appointment of Kaitesi Munroe to Board of Directors

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Kaitesi Munroe to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Munroe satisfies the criteria for independent directors for the purposes of Nasdaq rules and applicable Securities and Exchange Commission requirements. Her appointment will bring the size of the Board to eight members.

"We are excited to further strengthen and diversify our Board of Directors through the appointment of Kaitesi Munroe, and I am delighted to welcome her to the Company," said Grant Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. "Her extensive knowledge and experience with legislative matters and government affairs will be of critical importance as we expand our iGaming footprint and establish ourselves as the leading provider of technology solutions to the fast-growing and exciting world of real money esports wagering. I am confident that Kaitesi's background makes her a great addition to the Board of Directors, and we are looking forward to benefiting from her perspective."

News Provided by Newsfile via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Dignitas Announces Nick as Rocket League Head Coach

Dignitas has announced Nicolas "Nick" Marrone as the new head coach of their Rocket League team.

Most recently, Nick was the head coach of Team Queso. Under Nick's tenure, Queso saw an incredible boom in their competitive results. After finishing 9th in the RLCS Fall split, Queso burst onto the scene in the Winter Split and won two of the three regional events as well as a 2nd place finish at the Major.

News Provided by PR Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

GoNoodle Partners with Special Olympics and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games to Promote Inclusivity in the Classroom

GoNoodle and Special Olympics Will Come Together to Help Educators Communicate Inclusivity and Belonging Through New Content and Educational Resources for Students, Educators, and Parents

GoNoodle has partnered with Special Olympics to help share the values, principles, and experiences of Special Olympics athletes with children across the country through new content, resources, and tools to help shape a generation that supports inclusivity for all. The aligned mission, to celebrate the limitless potential of individuals with intellectual disabilities and the power of movement to bring people together and, ultimately, transform lives speaks to the heart of both organizations. As Special Olympics athletes across the country get ready for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, kicking off on June 5th in Orlando, FL classrooms and families can use the resources to come together to learn and play, using the new series, "High 5, Champ."

News Provided by PR Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN IN MYTHIC LEGENDS

Outfit7 Launches A Brand-New Strategy RPG Worldwide

Mythic Legends Outfit7's brand new strategy RPG, published by Hyper Dot Studios, is now available worldwide . The action-packed new title offers adrenaline-fueled multiplayer battles, decks of incredibly powerful heroes, and constant progression and rewards.

News Provided by PR Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

SWARMIO ANNOUNCES PROPOSED INSIDER LED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES ./

Swarmio Media Holdings Inc. (CSE: SWRM) (OTC: SWMIF) ('Swarmio' or 'the Company'), a technology company focused on the global deployment of its proprietary gaming and esports platform via its telecom operator ("telco") partners, announces its intention to complete a non-brokered insider-led private placement of up to $1,000,000 .

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Latest Press Releases

Related News

×