The following rules and regulations (the "Rules and Regulations") shall govern the relationship between you and Play Magnus AS, and its affiliates (“Play Magnus”) in respect of the Play Live Challenge competition.


To enter the Play Magnus Live competition, entrants must download the free Play Magnus app, and register to Play Magnus Live within the app. Contestants must be 13 years or older to enter the competition. If you are younger than 18 years you must have your parent or guardian’s consent to participate in Play Magnus Live and the terms and conditions of these Rules & Regulations. By signing up to Play Magnus Live competition you are considered to have accepted the terms of this Rules & Regulations.

All contestants must complete all areas of the personal “Profile” form in full with correct and updated data. Entries must be received by the posted deadline date. There is a limit of one entry per user. You are not allowed to enter anyone other than yourself in the Play Magnus Live competition. The Play Magnus Live competition will occur annually, thus, all points accumulated in the previous year will be reset to zero when the Play Magnus Live event commences.


The Play Magnus Live competition is open to global residents, 13 years of age or older with the exception of employees and those with whom are domiciled of Play Magnus and its affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies or employees of sponsoring companies. To be eligible to compete at the Play Magnus Live event, winners must have a valid passport (if required) and must handle their own Visa requirements (if required by the government of hosting city). A letter of invitation can be provided, if required.


Contestants must earn points by playing the Play Magnus app. Contestants earn points for the results of “win” and “tie”. Contestants must score within the top predetermined categories of Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert, within the Play Magnus app. In addition to the qualified winners, a selection of randomly selected contestants will also be selected to attend, and participate in, the Play Magnus Live event. Since Play Magnus Live is an annual event, all users’ points will be reset to zero each year, following the selection of winners for the prior year’s contest.


Winners are selected by number of points earned in the 4 predetermined categories, as well as at random. The number of winners may vary. If a winner has top points in more than one category, he/she will be selected for the highest category eligible and the next highest score will then qualify. Categories will be based on Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert categories. The definition of categories is left to Play Magnus' own discretion.


The value of prizes is approximately as shown on the competition page within the Play Magnus app. The main prize is entrance to the Play Magnus Live event, which includes the opportunity to play against Magnus Carlsen live at a secret location. Prizes cannot be refunded and are not transferable or convertible to cash. Any additional prize beyond the main prize may not be exactly as shown or indicated. Play Magnus reserves the right to substitute any additional prize with an alternate prize of equal or greater value.


Only the winning participants will be notified via the email provided in the app. Should Play Magnus not be able to receive confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, the prize will be withdrawn.


Winners must accept the invitation within 48 hours of correspondence by way of email to Play Magnus at the email address In order for the winner’s spot to be held, a proof of travel arrangement (i.e. flight or other transportation ticket booked), a signed participation agreement and proof of valid travel document (passport and/or Visa) must be submitted to Play Magnus within fourteen (14) days of first correspondence. Visas that require a longer duration to process are subject to the discretion of Play Magnus. The winners must also present valid photo identification and the information they provide must match what provided on the competition form. Before being declared a winner, the prize winners will also be required to sign a declaration form confirming acceptance of the prize offered, a waiver of liability acknowledging the non-responsibility of Play Magnus and its agents in respect to injuries, accidents or loss relating to the prize and a publicity release acknowledging the right of Play Magnus and the agents to publish and/or broadcast the winner's picture, name, voice and statements without further compensation.


In addition to Play Magnus' Privacy Policy, available at the Play Magnus app (under "Privacy Policy") and on Play Magnus' website, the following shall apply. All entries submitted become the property of Play Magnus. By submitting, you are granting your permission to use your name on the Play Magnus website, affiliated sites, and in any print promotional material in the event if chosen as a winner. By submitting your information, you are also granting Play Magnus to use, in any aggregate manner, any information that you supply for demographic purposes. Your address and contact information is kept strictly confidential. All mailing lists are opt-in only. You will not be added to any mailing lists that you do not join. However, Play Magnus will on occasion email competition entrants directly pertaining to the competition entered. By entering the competition, you are granting Play Magnus permission to email you in this manner, to notify you of winning, and/or to notify you of possible problems with your entry or other contact that Play Magnus deems necessary at its discretion. All information supplied by the entrant which is non-personal in nature becomes the property of Play Magnus. This information may be posted for public viewing, used in Play Magnus promotional pieces both print and online or otherwise published. By submitting this information to Play Magnus you are granting Play Magnus the rights to your commentary/content and the ability to use, modify, edit and in other ways use said content.


Play Magnus reserves the right to revise, cancel or close the Play Magnus Live competition at any time in case of a force majeure event. A force majeure event means any event or circumstance (arising from natural causes, human agency or otherwise) which is beyond the control of Play Magnus and which would prevent Play Magnus from performing according to the Rules & Regulations including staging the Play Magnus Live competition. Force majeure events includes but is not limited to strikes, lock-outs, civil warfare, acts of terrorism, explosion, earthquake, embargo, war or act of God and/or Magnus Carlsen's injury or illness.


Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received.


Computer assistance during the games is not allowed. All games played by registered players are uploaded to Play Magnus' database, and may be analyzed for signs of computer assistance in case there are suspicious points earned.


Play Magnus reserves the right to prohibit entry from any person who we believe to be abusing these Rules & Regulations. Abuse includes entering multiple times and entering false information. Play Magnus will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the competitions are run in a fair manner.


Play Magnus cannot be held responsible for technical failures on the part of competition software or human error, which could result in inaccurate postings and notifications. Play Magnus is also not responsible for email notifications that are rejected or do not reach a competition winner. Play Magnus reserves the right to cancel a competition at any time or to correct results in order to rectify software errors.


These Rules & Regulations are subject to change without notice. Play Magnus will not make changes to the rules of the Play Magnus Live competition that affect the possibility to win unless it follows from defects in the set up. In such event Play Magnus reserves the right to restart the Play Magnus Live competition. Changes to the prizes are regulated in section 5 of these Rules & Regulations. Changes to the Rules & Regulations will be posted on the website


All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules & Regulations, or the rights and obligations of contestants in connection with the Play Magnus Live competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Norway. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Rules & Regulations or the breach, termination or validity thereof which is not settled amicably shall be finally settled by Norwegian courts. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law contestants hereby waive all rights to claim special, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees in connection with the Play Magnus Live competition and these Rules & Regulations.


Winner(s) will be announced on the official Play Magnus Facebook page, and winners will be contacted via the email provided in the app.