On the sidelines of the World Chess Championships taking place in the Universal Exhibition. Created by Cédric Biscay and sponsored by Garry Kasparov, the manga Blitz is being offered a wonderful place of exposition from November 29 to December 5, 2021, in the Monegasque Pavilion, with an exceptional highlight, on Saturday December 4, 2021.
To celebrate its dedicated day in the Pavilion, Shibuya Productions invites you to come, meet and compete with two leading chess champions who are doing us the honor of supporting Blitz.
Sophie Milliet, International Master, six times French Champion and recent gold medalist on the 3rd board at the last European Championships in Slovenia.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, International Grandmaster, European vice champion in the team event at the last European Championships in Slovenia, former number 2 in the world and currently in the top 10.
Festivities will start at 4pm in the temporary exhibition and in the private lounge of the Pavilion:
4pm: Chess initiation presented by our champions to the visitors.
7pm: Press conference to present the manga Blitz to international journalists with its creator Cédric Biscay accompanied by Sophie Milliet, who will intervene under the angle of female chess to make the parallel with Harmony the heroine of the manga.
An initiation to chess and a Blitz demonstration will be presented by our 2 champions to the international press.
Finally, Sophie Milliet will face Gareth Wittstock, Princess Charlene Foundation’s General Secretary, in a game already memorable.