Players. Magnus Plays the World

Magnus Plays the World
Magnus Carlsen Plays chess at United Nations

Fifteen lucky players will play Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen May 10th, UNHQ, Conference Room 8, 13:15-14:30 PM. These are the players:

Name: Jiří Ellinger (male)

Age: 43

Nationality: Czech

Title: Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations

Chess Experience: I have played chess without any success since I was 6

 

Name: Hayfa Matar (female)

Age: 40

Nationality: Bahrain

Title: Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Bahrain to the United Nations

Chess Experience: I have played since I was 12

 

Name: Eli Mandarano  (male)

Age: 8, turn 9 May 30th

Nationality: American

Title: Friend of Liechtenstein Ambassador Wanaweser. 

Chess Experience: Started playing chess at age 5

 

Name: Mahmoud Saikal (male)

Age: 58

Nationality: Afghan

Title:  Ambassador, Permanent Mission of I.R. of Afghanistan to the United Nations

Chess Experience: 15 years

 

Name: Daniel Rawdah (male)

Age: 12

Nationality: American

Title: Mom works at UNDESA, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Chess Experience: Have played chess for 5 years

 

Name: Rohayu Md Saad (female)

Age: 39

Nationality: Malaysian

Title: Personal Assistant, Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the UN

Chess Experience: Played since 10 years old

 

Name: Abdulrahman Zaza (male)

Age: 38

Nationality: Lebanese

Title: Editorial  Assistant, Arabic Translation Service, UN DGACM

Chess Experience: I learned chess in a bomb shelter in West Beirut at the age of 9

 

Name: Kevin Chand (male)

Age: 31

Nationality: Fijian

Title: Legal Advisor, Maldives UN Mission

Chess Experience: Have played since I was 15

 

Name: April Vivar Almaria (female)

Age: 35

Nationality:

Title: Programme Assistant, Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Chess Experience: Learned the game when I was 9 years old

 

Name: Vladimir Skorikov (male)

Age: 45

Nationality: Russian

Title: Russian Federation Mission

Chess Experience: I have played chess for 35 years, as an amateur

 

Name: Bonian Golmohammadi (male)

Age: 55

Nationality: Swedish

Title: Secretary General, UN WFUNA

Chess Experience: I can beat my mother, and look forward to humiliating myself

 

Name: Angela Ponce (female)

Age: 45

Nationality: Philippines

Title: Legal Advisor, Philippines UN delegation

Chess Experience: Less than a year

 

Name: Jed David Sloan (male)

Age: 9

Nationality: American

Title: Primoris Academy Oscar, Math Enthusiast,
Alpine Race Skier, Tennis & Soccer Player, and United States Official
Representative to the Pan American Youth Chess Championship, Summer 2018

Chess Experience: 4 years

 

Name: Marianne Borgen (female)

Age: 66

Nationality: Norwegian

Title: Mayor of Oslo

Chess Experience: I have played since I was 11 years old, when I had a teacher who said that chess was not only for boys

 

Name: Oliver Roeder (male)

Age: 32

Nationality: American

Title: Senior Writer for FiveThirtyEight

Chess Experience: I've played chess (poorly but enjoyable) since I was 7 or so 

 

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