chess24 Oct 17, 2018 | 1:58 PMby chess24 staff

The Banterthon is back!

Grandmasters Jan Gustafsson and Pepe Cuenca will play chess24 Premium members non-stop for 12 hours this Thursday, 18th October. If you’ve ever wanted to play a chess grandmaster – and especially a grandmaster wearing a wig or hat while holding a cucumber – now’s your chance! They’ll play from 8am in the morning to 8pm at night, so if the tension of the European Club Cup final round becomes too much you know where to turn.

Enjoy 12 hours of what they're calling "Old man's Banterthon", "mini-Banterthon" or a "Bantini"... 

Who better to introduce the Banterthon than Pepe Cuenca and Jan Gustafsson themselves? (please treat this as a rhetorical question…)

You never know who’ll turn up at a Banterthon. Jan once famously lost to an incognito Magnus Carlsen, while Carlsen's challenger Fabiano Caruana (“Evermore”) has taken on Jan and Pepe before:

The latest Banterthon begins at 8am CEST on Thursday 18th October and ends at 8pm. Anyone can watch, but if you Go Premium you can play against our heroes! Of course you also get all the other good stuff: hundreds of hours of exclusive videos, unlimited Tactics Trainer, cloud analysis, database tools, no ads and the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting such shows. With the voucher code JANISTAN you can even become a lifetime citizen of Janistan get a 15% reduction.

So all that remains is to tune in and follow our intrepid duo!

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