Chess: Magnus Carlsen and entire world top 10 compete for volatile bitcoin


Leonard Barden

World champion seeks second tournament victory in a row in richest and strongest online event

Bitcoin, the wildly fluctuating crypto-currency, and the careful strategies of the chessboard might seem to have little in common as partners but the unlikely marriage is about to happen. On Sunday the pair come together in the strongest and richest ever online tournament, the FTX Crypto Cup, with the entire world top 10 in the live ratings taking part and a record $320,000 prize fund.

FTX is a leading cryptocurrency exchange, so the prize total includes $100,000 in bitcoin, whose volatile movements will be displayed to fans in real time on the Meltwater Champions Tour website.

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