WELCOME TO CHECKMATE COVID
Hosting Chess Tournaments to Fight COVID
Checkmate COVID is an organization that hosts online chess tournaments to raise money for the fight against COVID. Tournament winners receive prize money that is donated to the COVID-relief charity of their choosing.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to Checkmate COVID either through a donation or by participating in our tournaments. We hosted 13 tournaments and raised two thousand dollars, enabling us to support COVID-19 relief efforts!
DONATE OR SPONSOR
By donating to Checkmate COVID, you help us raise money for COVID-19 relief. All donations go entirely to the winners of each tournament who then donate their winnings to an approved COVID-19 charity. We are truly grateful for the generous donations we received!
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ABOUT CHECKMATE COVID
Checkmate COVID was founded by Felix Kaye, Jack Jacobsen, and James Poetzscher, high schoolers in San Francisco interested in chess. We spent a lot of time playing chess during the coronavirus pandemic and decided that we could try to use our passion for chess to support coronavirus relief....
Redwood High School
Tournament #1 Winner
Evan: "I chose to donate to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO because it is a trusted and productive source. I want to know my money is actually used properly after making a donation, and the World Health Organization assures me of that. I know that my donation has helped someone, and that is the gift that Checkmate COVID and their sponsors have bestowed upon the players."
Evan donated $100 dollars to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
"The beauty of chess is it can be whatever you want it to be. It transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender and socioeconomic background. Whatever your circumstance, anyone can enjoy a good fight to the death over the chess board."