Archive for Agon

Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:49
Chess.com has obtained a document that suggests that Agon, Andrew Paulson's company that holds the rights to organize chess events in the World Championship cycle, is secretly run by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov himself. According to the contract, which is signed by both the FIDE President and Mr Paulson, it is Mr Ilyumzhinov who owns 51% of the shares....
Sunday, May 05, 2013 23:08
On the first day of the Presidential Board meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan the World Chess Federation officially granted the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen to Chennai, India. This was tweeted by several FIDE officials on Sunday, and later confirmed by a press release by the All Indian Chess Federation. After the...
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 16:01
Today the third FIDE Grand Prix in the 2012-2013 series will be officially opened in Zug, Switzerland. The participants are Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Fabiano Caruana, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Morozevich, Peter Leko, Gata Kamsky, Ruslan Ponomariov, Anish Giri and Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Most of the...
Friday, March 15, 2013 1:37
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov officially opened the FIDE Candidates' Tournament on Thursday night during the opening ceremony held at the IET London, Savoy Place. The first round starts on Friday at 14:00 GMT (15:00 CET). Photos © Ray Morris-Hill The long-awaited FIDE Candidates' Tournament, or rather World Chess Candidates Tournament, as the...
FIDE Candidates: all the info (including the pairings!)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:34
The first round of the Candidates tournament in London, on March 15th, 2013 will see the games Aronian-Carlsen, Gelfand-Radjabov, Ivanchuk-Grischuk and Svidler-Kramnik. Nine days before the opening ceremony the full pairings were already published on the official website. FIDE and AGON, the commercial partner of the World Chess Federation, will...
London Candidates: dates & venue announced
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:45
The dates and the venue for the Candidates tournament were announced yesterday in a press release: March 14, 2013 – April 1, 2013 at the IET London: Savoy Place. Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Boris Gelfand, Alexander Grischuk, Vassily Ivanchuk, Vladimir Kramnik, Teimour Radjabov and Peter Svidler will fight for a chance to play Vishy Anand in the...
Bulgarian Chess Federation vs FIDE at CAS: case (partially) dismissed
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Monday, December 24, 2012 13:54
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has dismissed all requests from the Bulgarian Chess Federation to annull the cooperation between FIDE and Agon, the organizer of the Candidates Tournament and subsequent world championship cycle events. Last Wednesday CAS communicated a "partial operative part of the award" in the case Bulgarian...
Bulgarian Chess Federation sues FIDE for London 2013 bidding procedure
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Wednesday, October 03, 2012 15:12
The Bulgarian Chess Federation is taking FIDE to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the bidding procedure of the Candidates tournament that's now scheduled for March 2013 in London. The BCF seeks the annulment of the contract between FIDE and Agon, and believes that the new FIDE Statutes "jeopardise the rights to fair procedure and just...
London Grand Prix officially opened
Friday, September 21, 2012 1:38
With a modest drawing of lots followed by a big party, the London FIDE Grand Prix tournament was officially opened on Thursday night at the Somerset House, on the south side of the Strand in central London, England. The first round will be played tomorrow at 14:00 local time (15:00 CET), with the following pairings: Kasimdzhanov-Leko, Nakamura-...
A rendering of what the playing hall will look like
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 13:52
After an opening reception on Thursday night, next Friday the first of six Grand Prix tournaments will take off in London's historic Simpson's-in-the-Strand. The FIDE Grand Prix series 2012-2013 will be played over six different cities and both the winner and the runner-up of the overall series will qualify for the Candidates Tournament to be held...

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