Exhibition of NFTs Based on Chess Games Opens February 11 in Berlin

When: 6:30PM, February 11, 2022.
Where: Circle Culture Gallery, Gipsstraße 11, Berlin, Germany

First ever gallery exhibition of NFTs connected to chess games opens in Berlin’s Circle Culture Gallery (Gipsstraße 11, 10119 Berlin, Germany) at 6:30PM on February 11, 2022. The exhibition opens in conjunction with the FIDE Grand Prix, an elite chess tournament, taking place in Berlin. Top chess players and media are expected to attend. 

Each NFT is a unique chess piece that was generated by AI from the chess games that are taking place in Berlin at the FIDE Grand Prix. The chess piece is also produced as a fine art print. 

As soon as elite chess grandmasters fighting for the right to challenge the World Champion finish their games during the FIDE Grand Prix in Berlin, the positions on the boards (called FENs in chess-speak) are fed into a complicated AI-algorithm that turns the data from each game into a unique chess piece.

An NFT (non-fungible token) is a digital asset that exists on a blockchain, a record of transactions kept on networked computers. 

The exhibition by World Chess, the organizer of the FIDE Grand Prix, and Algorand, is one of the rare art events that meld NFT, a digital object, with a real life setting. The project is in line with World Chess’ mission to make chess accessible to a wider audience, and employing AI to visualize a game and turn it into a unique art piece will launch a new line of collectors items for chess. World Chess will make this mechanism available to other chess organizers and enthusiasts. 

FIDE Grand Prix Series is a major chess event and a qualifier for the World Chess Championship. It takes place every two years and features 24 strongest chess players. 

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