chess24 Mar 7, 2019 | 2:22 PMby chess24 staff

Magnus Carlsen plays Banter Blitz

Yes, you read that right! This Friday 8th March at 18:00 CET none other than Magnus Carlsen will be streaming his blitz games live here on chess24. Everyone is welcome to tune in and enjoy the show, but if you want a chance to play a game against the World Champion, number one and arguably greatest chess player of all time now would be a very good time to Go Premium.


You're not going to get to shoot hoops with LeBron James or trade passes with Lionel Messi, but this Friday there’s a unique chance to play chess against Magnus Carlsen. The World Champion needs absolutely no introduction, but if you want a glimpse of his phenomenal chess understanding you can check out his devastating 5.5:0.5 victory recently over 8-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler (if you just want to hear Magnus go here):

That was stunning to watch, but for the first time ever Magnus Carlsen is now going to play Banter Blitz against chess24 users. There’s no need to be a titled chess player, but to have a chance of playing you do need to make sure you Go Premium before you challenge – for only $9.99 a month (or much less if you take out a 1-3 year membership) you also get access to all our video series and help us put on more great events like this. To challenge Magnus you need to:

  1. Go Premium
  2. Go to the Magnus Carlsen Banter Blitz show page
  3. Hover over Carlsen’s username “MagzyBogues” under the video and, when he’s online, you can then click “Challenge me!” and submit your challenge
  4. Sit back and enjoy the show – note if you click the little icon in the top right of the video you’ll get a bigger “theatre” view – and if Magnus picks you from all his challenges you should be taken automatically to the game
  5. Beat the World Chess Champion 

Once again, everyone is welcome to the watch the show live here on our shows page:

Banter Blitz with Magnus Carlsen | Friday 8 March, Noon EST / 18:00 CET


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