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Carlsen visiting Chennai
Monday, August 19, 2013 15:13
On Sunday Magnus Carlsen arrived in Chennai, India to inspect the facilities for his world title match against Viswanathan Anand. "Our mission is to get a feel of the venue, and to get all the first impressions now, instead of just before the start of the match," said Espen Agdestein, the manager of Carlsen. The World Championship match starts on...
The Wall Street Journal Online on Anand-Carlsen
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 17:04
It's always nice to see when mainstream media are picking up chess – especially when the reason is not something like Toiletgate or the obligatory but completely inappropriate comparison with the royal game by a sports commentator. The Wall Street Journal Online has a piece on the Anand-Carlsen match, focusing on the process that resulted in...
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 17:37
The Anand-Carlsen match will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Chenna, India. This was reported by the Times of India (quite remarkably, this hyperlink has "Alexei Shirov in it!?). The Hyatt is a 327 room, luxurious five-star hotel which was awarded the Best International Hotel Marketing in the World 2012 Award by International Hotel Awards in UK....
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:45
In a press release posted on its website, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) has responded to criticsm and speculations concerning their decision to grant the World Championship match to Chennai. "FIDE has acted with full transparency during the whole process, trying its best to secure the match and standing by its obligations and reputation." Baku...
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...
Anand-Gelfand: the aftermath
Sunday, June 03, 2012 19:09
The Anand-Gelfand World Championship match finished four days ago, but the news stream hasn't stopped yet. Vladimir Putin inviting the players at his office, Anand's arrival in India, Gelfand's return to Israel, the reactions on Twitter, Kasparov's criticism, Anand's reaction... In this article we'll mention the most important developments since...