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Andrew Paulson's big plans for chess
Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:03
Andrew Paulson has big plans for chess. The American/Russian businessman, who bought the rights to organize the FIDE tournaments of two World Championship cycles, spent thousands of Euros on marketing research and hired design firm Pentagram to create a new look for chess events. He has appeared in several mainstream media already, but the chess...
Andrei Filatov
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 13:09
Here's another lengthy interview with Andrei Filatov, the main sponsor of the Anand-Gelfand World Championship match. We received it from the organizers of the match. It is a translation from an interview which appeared in RBC Daily on May 14th. (See also our own video interview.)  “In my youth I was planning to become a chess arbiter” Interview...
Anand-Gelfand World Championship match starts in a week from today
Friday, May 04, 2012 14:30
In exactly one week from today the 2012 World Championship match starts, between title holder Viswanathan Anand of India and challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel. The two will play a match of 12 games, unless someone scores a decisive 6.5 points at an earlier stage. In case of a tie, there will be a rapid / blitz playoff to decide. We bring you all...