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World Chess, which holds the rights to the World Chess Championship, is planning a “hybrid initial public offering”.

That's according to the FInancial Times which says it will raise funds by first issuing a digital token before floating on London's junior stock market, Aim, next year.

Chief executive Ilya Merenzon told the Financial Times that it would issue so-called security tokens — a digital representation of equity — at “hundreds of dollars” apiece using blockchain technology.

Challenging world chess champion Magnus Carlsen
The Travel Show's Mike Corey meets the Norway chess grand master Magnus Carlsen.

What would be your next chess move?

Bridget Kendall challenges the Chess Grandmaster Jovanka Houska
The Chess Grandmaster Jovanka Houska plays Bridget Kendall, who has white . This is how the chess game was left at the end of the programme. What would you do next? 

(Photo: Caroline Barlow/BBC)
Homeless chess champion from Nigeria 'gets apartment' after crowdfund
A crowdfunder was started for eight-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi after he won a US chess competition.

This Nigerian boy who became a chess champion in New York

Tanitoluwa started playing chess less than two years ago
Tanitoluwa Adewumi left his home in northern Nigeria with his family in 2017, because of the ongoing attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. He moved with his family to the United States, but is currently living in a homeless shelter with his mother Oluwatoyin, father Kayode and older brother. 

Despite the challenges, when Tanitoluwa showed an interest in playing chess, his mother made sure that he could attend the local club. He has been playing for just over a year, but hours of practice and hard work have paid off - he has just won top prize in his age category at the New York State Chess Championship.

Tanitoluwa and his family spoke to Newsday's Alan Kasujja about his win.

(Photo: Tanitoluwa Adewumi playing chess. Credit: Oluwatoyin Adewumi)

The infinite possibilities of chess

Chilean songwriter Juga Di Prima expresses her love of chess through music
'Chess is a pond in which elephants can swim and a mosquito can drink' 

Chilean songwriter Juga Di Prima is a chess lover, but to express her passion for the infinite and complex game, she turns to music... 

Photo credit: World Chess final 2018 (Getty Images)
How Carlsen kept his World Chess Championship crown...after 50 hours!
Norway's world number one Magnus Carlsen retains his World Chess Championship after 12 draws and more than 50 hours of play - eventually beating Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker.