The Global Chess Festival promotes the 1000 faces of chess all around the world. We aim to share the beauty of chess with 5 million people in 10 years, to connect and enjoy chess related activities on the day of the festival.
Chess for me is a game of harmony and aesthetics as well as a challenging sport. The more I watch or play it has helped me in my music career to move forward by understanding some of its pure beauty.
We know that you are an Olympic champion and also an artist, who likes to create. What do you think are the similarities between chess and the arts?
On October 7, one week before the Global Chess Festival, the Royal Academy of Arts in London opens a special exhibition of two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí.
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