ChessBet.com, the website that offers free betting on chess events, has launched a promotion where chess enthusiasts can predict the outcome of the Zurich Chess Classic and nice prizes. Zurich 2014 is starting on the 29th of January and it will be the strongest chess tournament ever with an average rating of 2801. The participating players include Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Nakamura, Caruana, and Gelfand.
ChessBet allows its users to bet on the results in chess events for free. Unlike at regular betting sites, no real money entrance is required. Still, the participants can win prizes such as chess magazine subscriptions, online chess club memberships, chess software and books (list of prizes).
“It is an excellent way to add more excitement when following major chess events online, especially as betting on chess is rarely available on regular sites.” says Adam W, a ChessBet user.