Watch Maine vs Tromsø, Norway Sunday, November 29th at Noon Eastern on lichess.com

11.28.20 Chess players from the State of Maine will take on their counterparts in Tromsø, Norway on Sunday, November 29th at 12:00 p.m. (noon) eastern time. Each team is scheduled to field twenty players for a two-game match with a time control of G/20.



Tromsø, a city in northern Norway, is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It's famed as a viewing point for colorful Northern Lights that sometime light up the nighttime sky.

Maine player Aaron Spencer will broadcast his games with commentary live on Twitch >> HERE <<


The city's historic center, on the island of Tromsø, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline. More information on Tromsø can be found >> HERE <<


The aurora borealis lights up the night sky over Tromsø, Norway.


This event is organized by Dr. Pavel Sulyandziga, a founder and current president of the International Indigenous Fund for Development and Solidarity (Batani) Foundation. Batani was created as an initiative of indigenous peoples in 2004 to organize development projects for indigenous peoples in Russia. For more information of the work of the Batani Foundation please visit their official website.

Thanks to Dr. Sulyandziga for bringing chess players from opposite sides of the globe together for this friendly competition.


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