An interesting experiment which you can watch, participate and/or make predictions. Carlsen who is #1 ranked chess player will play against the consensus moves from the online audience (anybody can contribute their votes!). To help the World three top GMs (#15, #25 and #56) will suggest the moves for the World to vote on. Of course, the world will cheat using top computer programs. Ratings: Carlsen 2826 3 GM (average) 2712 Top chess program Rybka (~3000) An average chess player (~1400) http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6663 Rules of the game * Magnus Carlsen will be based in the Penthouse of the Cooper Square Hotel in New York. * Magnus will play on a physical chessboard and have no access to external support. * The three GMs supporting the World Team will be located in a different location and will suggest their moves on a computer. * A butler, present in Magnusâs room, plays the chosen moves of the World Team on Magnusâs physical chess board. * The only contact between Magnus and the three GMs will be through an arbiter, who will assist both sides in the running of the challenge and rule on any disputes. The game will be played LIVE with strict time controls, as follows: * Magnus has 1 minute thinking time per move. * When Magnus makes his move on his physical board, it stops his countdown clock. * A game operator inputs this move into a computer, which reveals it to the three GMs and the online audience, and triggers the GMs time clock. * The GMs now have 1 minute to determine their response. * When the GMs propose their counter move choices to the online viewers, their countdown clock stops. * The online viewing public now has 1Â½ minutes to place their votes. * During this time, a commentary team discusses the three proposals, while the computer counts the votes. * When the 1Â½ minutes are up, the most popular move is shown on the online feed.