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  • Pure Chess?Grandmaster
    Edition

    ?launches this Friday on Steam and Xbox One
  • Grandmaster Simon Williams will play against the
    collective minds of the Twitch chat in a world-first livestreaming
    experiment
  • Twitch viewers will vote on the?moves to make
    against Williams
  • If Twitch wins,
    everyone playing will receive a free Ripstone
    game

Liverpool, September 6 2016

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Ripstone Games, the developer and publishing house best known
for titles such as?Stick it to the Man, Ironcast and Pure
Hold’em, is giving you the opportunity to play Pure Chess against a
Grandmaster this Friday on Twitch, as part of a special
Twitch-first event.

Pure Chess Grandmaster
Edition
is set to launch on Steam and Xbox One on September 9,
the definitive edition of the multi-million selling title, with
exclusive chess sets, comprehensive tutorials and an in-depth ELO
ranking system, all for ?9.99 / $12.99 / ?12.99.

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Check out the Twitch vs Pure Chess trailer

To celebrate the launch, Ripstone is giving Twitch viewers the
chance to play a crowdsourced game of chess against
Simon Williams, the British veteran chess
grandmaster,
with a FIDE rating of 2444.

Starting at
8am PST on September 9th, Ripstone and Williams
will be streaming Twitch vs Pure Chess at
twitch.tv/ripstonegames. By
typing chess moves into the Twitch chat, viewers will be able to
vote on the moves that Twitch makes against Williams.

And if the Twitch chat manages to beat Williams,
everyone taking part in the event will receive a free
random Steam game
from the Ripstone catalogue.

Follow Ripstone on Twitch to
make sure you’re notified when Twitch vs Pure Chess goes live this
Friday at 8am PST.

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