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."