World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen’s Brilliant Chess Endgame has been added to the NFT Collection ‘Chess Board Rapture’

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Chess genius Magnus Carlsen who concluded his successful defense of the 2016 World Chess Championship match was created by Citrusw00d Productions on the non-fungible OpenSea token market (NFT).

The latest addition to the Chess Board Rapture NFT collection depicts the final phase of Carlsen’s final playoff victory over challenger Sergei Karjakin five years ago – culminating in a shocking queen sacrifice that has been called the most final move ever. drama of any World Chess Championship since the institution was born around 135 years ago.

The 94-second film can be viewed on:

Like previous entries in the collection, the featured motion sequence is rendered using sophisticated videographic technology and is accompanied by text and graphics that evoke the time and place where the game took place, and synchronized branded music to enhance viewing impact. experience. Each of these practices is unique – making Chess Board Rapture a groundbreaking project in the nascent universe of NFT chess.

“Everything in this movie and the previous two is 100% understandable to any viewer who knows nothing more than the rules of the game,” says Coordie64, the chess-playing visual artist behind the Chess Board Rapture project. “The onboard action is explained without the use of chess notation or special terminology, but in less than 100 everyday words that illuminate both the game’s aesthetic beauty and engaging tidbits about its history.”

Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who will defend his title again this month in a match against Russian challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi in Dubai starting on November 24, is considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. . The 2016 championship match took place in New York about three years after he first snatched the world title from Vishy Anand.

Although no competitor in the latest Chess Board Rapture NFT game was American, the 2016 match was the first head-to-head battle for the world chess title held in America since 1995, and only the third since. 1907. Continuing the design tradition of this collection screens that connect chess culture to the rest of the world, the text page colors and typefaces that appear in the later NFT have been associated with the non-chess related event the most visible and important which coincided with the Carlsen-Karjakin chess match.

The next item set to join the collection later in November will also continue a Chess Board Rapture tradition of honoring women’s contributions to high-level chess past and present. It will feature the brilliance of Vera Menchik, the first female world chess champion. Menchik faced most of the best male players in the world while holding the women’s championship title from 1927 until 1944, when she and her family died in a German bombing raid on London.

Each Chess Board Rapture movie features a short sequence of moves that decided a historically significant game, followed by a text vignette describing the background and players. Designed for the general public and art collectors, the content contains no chess notation. Each NFT will be produced in a predefined number of editions which will carry a unique digital certificate of authenticity registered on the Ethereum blockchain.

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The project is run by Citrusw00d Productions, a start-up that works with members of the chess community to develop curated experiences intended to deepen audiences’ appreciation of the aesthetic beauty and historical traditions of the Royal Game.

Unlike other esports, chess is widely recognized as an art form as well as competitive wrestling. It is not uncommon for chess tournaments to award “Awards of Excellence” for outstanding creativity on the chessboard. Frank Marshall, an American champion of the early 20th century, once performed a gesture of such beauty that onlookers would have showered it with gold coins. Marcel Duchamp, a professional-level chess player and world-class artist, said that “all chess players are artists”.

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For more technical and other details about the Chess Board Rapture project and its staff, please refer to the fact sheet linked here (PDF):

Please note that the company name, Citrusw00d, is spelled with zeros (“0”) in place of the letter “o”.


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Citrusw00d Productions is a multimedia content production and distribution company targeting specialist audiences, including collectors of historically significant chess art.

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