Five-time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, in collaboration with Norway Chess and Iterate, Norway’s premier venture builder, today launched a new joint venture called Pawn. Pawn will build upon Norway Chess’s mission to connect chess fans from all backgrounds, cultures, ages and languages through innovative experiences that bring new audiences to the game while honoring its storied past. The first major product, which launches later this year will be the world’s leading Fantasy Chess. Later this year, Pawn will launch a global Fantasy Chess app where chess enthusiasts worldwide can organize fantasy leagues andwhere they can compete against one another based on games played in real-world tournaments around the year.
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