Checkmate COVID: Aamir Khan to battle former world champion Vishwanathan Anand in a game of Chess to help generate funds for coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred several celebs to take up causes that can generate aid in fighting the crisis. Besides, donations and initiatives now Bollywood celebs are doing their bit to raise funds as well to combat COVID-19. In a bid to raise funds Aamir Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala will be playing chess against former world champion Vishwanathan Anand in exhibition matches. Read on for more details.

Aamir Khan to pit his wits against Vishwanathan Anand in a game of chess

Aamir Khan is all set to play a game of chess against former world champion Vishwanathan Anand. The details about the impending match was shared by the organizers on Twitter. They tweeted, “The moment you all have been waiting for! Superstar Aamir Khan, an ardent chess lover, will be playing an exhibition match against former world champion Vishy Anand! Please feel free to donate generously to make this event a success.” The event is an exhibition match that will help generate funds to fight against COVID-19. The event is called ‘Checkmate Covid’ and is being organized to help raise fund for chess community members who have been dealing with the virus. It is said to be held on June 13 and will reportedly feature a slew of celebrities playing the game against Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.

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Sajid Nadiadwala to try his chess skills against Vishwanathan Anand

Not only Aamir, but producer Sajid Nadiadwala is also in line to play a game of chess with the world champion Viswanathan Anand on the same virtual event on YouTube on 13th June, to extend his support to the needy through this devastating second wave of the pandemic. The event is organized with the sheer motive of, encouraging more and more people to come forward and donate towards serving individuals and families who are at-risk of hunger amidst Covid-19. The organizers took to their social media, to announce the same. Their tweet read, "Next on our list is movie producer, Sajid Nadiadwala! He holds the record of producing some of the super hits in the industry. He will be playing the five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) on June 13th. Support #checkmatecovid event.”

(Source: Agencies/Twitter)