NEW YORK: Mastercard announced Tuesday that it is naming Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated chess player of all time, a Mastercard Global Brand Ambassador, as it adds chess to its roster of sports sponsorships. 

Carlsen is a natural fit to join the company’s all-star lineup of ambassadors, which includes Lionel Messi, Naomi Osaka, Crystal Dunn and Dan Carter. 

Mastercard also announced it is joining Meltwater Champions Chess Tour as an official partner, effective immediately. 

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