NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergey Karjakin has announced today that he will conduct a charitable simultaneous chess exhibition in NYC on February 1st, 2017. Ten chess lovers will get to play with Mr. Karjakin during this event. Tickets will be sold on http://www.Reach2Stars.Com/sk_nyc via an all-pay auction: every bidder must pay regardless of whether they win the tickets; the ten highest bidders will win. The auction will end on January 16, 2017, proceeds will go to UNICEF.
While making the announcement, Mr. Karjakin said: "We all compete these days: some people for money, some others for glory, some - for promoting political visions. We become so involved into our fights that we forget about those who do not get a chance to compete, about children who live in poverty and often die before becoming adults. Every kid deserves to get some help in surviving and in realizing their potential in this life. The world cannot afford to lose from hunger or curable disease its future scientists, politicians, athletes. That's why I am, as a young father, supporting UNICEF."
Anna Chakvetadze, former world's No 5 female tennis player, currently the founder and Chairwoman of Reach2Stars Inc., said: "Celebrities want to make a difference and contribute to their favorite causes. But they usually face two challenges: how to maximize an outcome of the time they donate to the charities, and how to minimize their personal safety risks while participating in charitable events. Reach2Stars addresses both of these concerns. All-pay auctions can boost total revenues from each event while actually decreasing an average contribution by an individual participant. Our rigorous background checks ensure that potentially destructive individuals are not getting tickets to the events. We are very proud that Sergey Karjakin decided to distribute tickets for his simultaneous chess exhibition through www.Reach2Stars.Com/sk_nyc ."
Sergey Karjakin is a Russian chess Grandmaster who holds the Guinness World Records title as the world's youngest Grandmaster, having qualified for this title at the age of 12 years. On November 11-30 he is competing in NYC with Magnus Carlsen of Norway for the title of the World Chess Champion.
Reach2Stars is an online marketplace where celebrities sell unique experiences to their fans, efficiently maximizing their revenues and minimizing personal security risks.
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