FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2013 :
GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the title of the World Rapid Chess Champion.
In the last day he won 5 games in the row.
The World Rapid Chess Championship was organized by the aegis of FIDE for the second time. The championship took place from 6 to 8 June 2013 in the Ugra Chess Academy of Khanty-Mansiysk.
The World Blitz Chess Championship 2013 will start on the 9th of June in Khanty-Mansiysk. The Russian Alexander Grischuk will have to defend his title …
GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2753) – GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son (2625)
Video / Offiicial Site http://wrbc2013.fide.com/
FIDE Candidates Tournament
Organizer(s) : AGON Ltd. and FIDE
Tournament Director : Robert Fontaine
Chiefarbiter : IA Werner Stubenvoll, AUT
Arbiter : IA David Sedgwick, ENG and IA Carlos Dias, POR
Town : London
Round 1 starts Friday March 15 2013 14:00
1 GM Aronian Levon 2809 – GM Carlsen Magnus 2872 8
2 GM Gelfand Boris 2740 – GM Radjabov Teimour 2793 7
3 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2757 – GM Grischuk Alexander 2764 6
4 GM Svidler Peter 2747 – GM Kramnik Vladimir 2810 5
Official Site http://london2013.fide.com/
World Championship Candidates Tournament
London, January 15, 2013: FIDE and AGON–the World Chess Federation’s commercial partner–are pleased to announce the players, dates and venue of the 2013 Candidates Tournament.
The London Candidates will be the strongest tournament of its kind in history.
The Prize Fund to be shared by the players totals €510,000. The winner of the Candidates will become the Challenger to Viswanathan Anand who has reigned as World Champion since 2007.
Dates: March 14, 2013 through April 1, 2013
Format: Double round-robin tournament with four rest days.
Venue: The IET at 2 Savoy Place
Address: 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL Players:
- Magnus Carlsen
- Vladimir Kramnik
- Levon Aronian
- Teimour Radjabov
- Alexander Grischuk
- Vasily Ivanchuk
- Peter Svidler
- Boris Gelfand
Andrew Paulson, the founder of AGON, said: “I am pleased to confirm that the 2013 Candidates Tournament will take place in a great venue on the banks of the River Thames and be broadcast online to a global audience.”
Magnus Carlsen improved his rating of 2861 to 2872 after winning 11 points at the Tata Steel tournament in January. Now primed for the candidates tournament in London, to do battle for the coveted challengers seat. The right to play World Champion Viswanathan Anand .
[Round 5 of Tata Steel]
Which of these players listed below will try to stop an East vs West Championship ?
Vladimir Kramnik ,Levon Aronian ,Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Grischuk,Vasily Ivanchuk ,Peter Svidler ,
Candidates tournament set for March 14, through April 1, 2013.
Here is the reaction from Garry Kasparov from his face book page on Carlsen’s perfomance
Carlsen’s next step is obvious, but not easy: winning the March candidates tournament in London to become Vishy Anand’s challenger in a world championship match later this year. I try to root for good chess and big fighting spirit, not for players, but of course it will be hard for me not to support my three Russian compatriots in London: Kramnik, Svidler, and Grischuk. How can the world chess title move from sunny India to frigid Norway without stopping by in its traditional home of Russia?
Some say world championship matches are old-fashioned, or that a sport with a rating list and top tournaments doesn’t need a world champion at all. But I still believe that head-to-head combat is the most exciting and fairest way to decide the title, and that our legacy of great champions is one of the most potent elements in chess as a global sport. Magnus is destined to join these ranks. It only remains for him to win when it matters most, a true test of a champion.
Garry Kasparov [Jan-27-13]
FIDE November 2012 – Top Players
The US cable news channel CNN visited this year ‘s London Grand Prix opening reception and first round,also they interviewed Andrew Paulson..
According to Paulson, who bought the commercial rights to organize all the major World Championship cycle events, 600 million people actually play chess . He sees an obvious business opportunity and intends to rebrand the game for global tv and internet audiences.
You can see the video here http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/09/25/mclaughlin-uk-chess-rebrand.cnn
CHESS-LOVING entrepreneur Andrew Paulson has bought the commercial rights to the World Chess Championships, in a bid to transform the 1,600 year-old sport into a global entertainment form.
Paulson struck the exclusive deal with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), to host the championships and provide long-term commercial structure for the game, with a prize fund of 5.4 million euros.
His new venture, called World Chess, plans to return the sport to the UK’s television screens for the first time since Nigel Short played Garry Kasparov for the top prize in 1993. Condensed highlights will be shown on living room television sets, supported by interactive broadcast on the internet, iPads and smartphones.
The move represents a huge sponsorship opportunity for brands, as the sport is so far a clean slate in terms of advertising. When IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in 1997, IBM said it received $500m of free publicity.
World Chess estimates the potential global audience for the sport at more than one billion, with over 600 million chess players worldwide.
Its broadcast strategy will exploit the interactive potential of the internet and mobile technology, allowing fans to post live match commentary, monitor players’ heartbeats, track their eye movements over the board, and predict the next move.
World Chess will also develop a range of apps that will allow fans to follow the games on all the major social media platforms. London-based design agency Pentagram, which has been hired to provide the branding for World Chess, has designed the purpose-built arena and cockpit for the matches.
Paulson, a serial media and technology entrepreneur, founded Aisha Publishing House and the $300m online media business SUP. His vision for World Chess was born following a chance meeting with Ilyumzhinov, the former leader of the oil-rich Buddhist region of Kalmykia, who was re-elected as president of FIDE in 2010.
FIDE will supply the players and regulate the tournament, initially receiving 20 per cent of the prize money, with an additional profit-share agreement planned over the longer term.
World Chess has ample finance to fund the first cycle of the world chess championship, but it is expected that additional support will be secured from sponsors. The company is understood to be in talks with a number of businesses in the technology, media, financial and professional services sectors.
Mr Paulson said: “We are looking for six global sponsors in non-competing sectors. Research undertaken by YouGov has shown that chess is more associated with intelligence, sophistication and strategy than any other major global sport”
The first fixture will be played in London in March 2013 followed by events in other major European cities. The tournament will be hosted by North African and Middle Eastern cities in 2014, followed by India in 2015 and the Americas in 2016.
Each World Chess Championship cycle will take two years, working up to the Championship Match via the Candidates Tournament, six Grand Prix and one World Cup game, where the reigning World Champion will take on the leading contender.
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