World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen’s Brilliant Chess Finale Added to NFT ‘Chess Board Rapture’ Collection | national



Citrusw00d Productions’ latest digital art film captures Carlsen’s conclusion of 2016 World Chess Championship final

NEW YORK, NY, November 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – A Chess Shard from Magnus Carlsen that concluded his successful defense of the 2016 World Chess Championship was created by Citrusw00d Productions in the Non-Fungible Token Market (NFT ) OpenSea.

The latest addition to the Chess Board Rapture NFT collection depicts the final phase of Carlsen’s final victory over challenger Sergei Karjakin five years ago – culminating in a shocking queen sacrifice that has been called the most dramatic final blow of all. world chess championship since the institution was born 135 years ago.

The 94-second film can be viewed on:

Like the previous entries in the collection, the sequence of movements presented is rendered by means of sophisticated videographic technology and is accompanied by textual and graphic elements that evoke the time and place where the game took place, as well as synchronized branded music to enhance the impact of viewing. to live. Each of these practices is unique, making Chess Board Rapture a revolutionary project in the emerging world of NFT chess.

“Everything in this film 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 on-board action is explained without using chess notation or special terminology, but in less than 100 everyday words that illuminate both the aesthetic beauty of the game and engaging information about its history.”

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, 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 game took place in New York City about three years after first snatching the world title from Vishy Anand.

Although none of the participants in the last Chess Board Rapture NFT game were American, the 2016 match was the first one-on-one world chess title battle staged in America since 1995, and only the third since 1907. Continuing the design tradition of this collection displays this bridge between chess culture and the rest of the world, the colors of the text pages and fonts that appear in the latest NFT have been associated with the event most noticeable and consequential unrelated chess that coincided with the Carlsen-Karjakin chess match.

The next article expected to join the collection later in November will also expand Chess Board Rapture’s tradition of honoring women’s contributions to high-level chess past and present. It will feature a brilliant Vera Menchik, the first female world chess champion. Menchik faced most of the best male players in the world while also holding the title of women’s champion from 1927 to 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 the 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 that carry a unique digital certificate of authenticity registered on the Ethereum blockchain.

The collection is hosted at

The project is managed by Citrusw00d Productions, a start-up that works with members of the chess community to develop curated experiences aimed at deepening the public’s appreciation of the aesthetic beauty and historical traditions of the royal game.

Unlike other electronic sports, 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 from the turn of the 20th century, made a gesture of such beauty that onlookers would have showered him with gold coins. Marcel Duchamp, professional chess player and world class artist, said that “all chess players are artists”.

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For more technical and other details on the Chess Board Rapture Project and its inhabitants, 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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