Aker BioMarine, a leading global biotech innovator, has
signed a four-year agreement with the Play Magnus Group for LYSOVETA™ by Aker
BioMarine to serve as the Official Learning Partner for the Meltwater Champions
Chess Tour. The announcement was made as the Opera Euro Rapid reaches its
climax this Sunday with Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So battling it out in the final
of the 3rd event on the $1.5 million tour.
Norwegian company Aker BioMarine is committed to improving
human and planetary health and has recently made significant advances in
understanding how essential fatty acids such as EPA and DHA, derived from
Antarctic krill, can contribute to the healthy functioning of the brain. This
research and development led to the launch of LYSOVETA, which unlocks new
opportunities to further explore the potential of targeted delivery of EPA/DHA
into the brain.
Andreas Thome, CEO of the Play Magnus Group, whose brands
include chess24, Chessable, iChess, CoChess and the Meltwater Champions Chess
Chess and learning are closely linked. Chess is also one of
the most recognized ways to train the brain, and to preserve brain functions.
We are looking forward to working with Aker BioMarine long-term to innovate
learning through chess and LYSOVETA.
Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine, said:
We know that LYSOVETA can play an important role in numerous
aspects of brain health, and by partnering with the brilliant minds in the
chess community, we can shine a light on the advancements within cognitive
The current season of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour
runs from November 2020 to September 2021, with World Chess Champion Magnus
Carlsen and most of the world’s elite competing in a total of ten online
tournaments over a full competitive season. The third tournament, the Opera
Euro Rapid, finishes today with Magnus Carlsen facing Wesley So in the final.
All the action will be streamed live on TV2, Eurosport and in
9 languages and 12 streams right here on chess24 from 17:00 CET.
The partnership with LYSOVETA by Aker BioMarine comes in
addition to the previously announced Tour partnerships with Meltwater,
Skilling, Airthings, Opera and Julius Bär.