Check, Mate, Donate! Online Charity Tournament for Ukraine

by ChessBase
5/17/2022 – Under the motto "Check, Mate, Donate", the two Swiss juniors Oliver Angst (photo, left) and Vincent Lou have organised an online tournament for the benefit of Ukraine Aid and are calling for people to join in. For 5 Swiss francs, you can join in, play and help. Thursday, 29 May from 20:00 CEST ( 14:00 ET, 18:00 UTC).

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Swiss chess players help Ukraine with online charity tournament

To support humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian population, an online charity chess tournament will be held on the Lichess platform next Thursday, 19 May, from 20.00 to 21.30 CEST under the motto "Check, Mate, Donate".

The entry fee is 5 Swiss francs which goes entirely to the Swiss Red Cross for Ukraine aid. The tournament will last for one and a half hours and will be played in the usual arena mode for Lichess tournaments ( The time limit is 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move.

The two Swiss national players Nico Georgiadis (in German) and Sebastian Bogner (in English) will comment on the games live on Twitch. Those who have a Twitch account can chat live with the two Grandmasters.

The initiators of the online tournament are the two Swiss juniors Oliver Angst and Vincent Lou. Both are reigning Swiss U20 champions: Oliver Angst, who plays for the Olten Chess Club, in classical chess, Vincent Lou, who plays for ASK Réti Zurich, in rapid chess.

"We have been generously supported by the Swiss Chess Federation and our clubs in the past years, now we want to give something back with our initiative for a good cause," say the two.

Oliver Angst was already co-organiser of an online tournament for the "Schweizer Glückskette", with 291 participants the biggest online chess event in Switzerland to date.

You can find all the information, a PDF with the tournament announcement and a registration form on the trilingual website set up especially for the charity tournament:

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