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Saturday, December 22, 2012 22:37
A "chess palace" is due to be built in Azerbaijan in 2013. This was reported by early December. They quoted the President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation, Elman Rustamov: We already have a draft of the Palace, and we hope to start its building it in 2013. The (brief) article emphasizes the important role chess plays in the Azerbaijani...
Ilyumzhinov turns 50, signs agreement with Azerbaijan
Thursday, April 05, 2012 21:44
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov celebrated his 50th birthday today, a reminder of how young he was when he emerged from nowhere to become FIDE President 17 years ago. In recent days he was in Baku to sign an agreement which saw Azerbaijan officially confirmed as the sponsors of the upcoming Candidates Tournament in London. In many ways it was symptomatic –...
FIDE confirms agreements with CNC/Agon and Tretyakov
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:14
FIDE has signed an agreement with the companies CNC and Agon for the next World Championship cycle. CNC will be responsible for media, web and software rights, while Agon will be organising and funding the events. The contract with the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, where Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand will play the 2012 World Championship match in...
Levon Aronian: I cannot play the Candidates' in Azerbaijan
Thursday, February 02, 2012 17:37
In an official statement, Levon Aronian has repeated what he expressed before: that he cannot play a 'high ranked tournament' in Azerbaijan. The Armenian grandmaster made this statement today and it was published at the website of the Armenian Chess Federation. With this message, Aronian reacts to bids for the 2012 FIDE Candidates Tournament...