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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...
Espen Agdestein: "We expect a bidding process"
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 14:17
Espen Agdestein, the manager of Magnus Carlsen, still expects that FIDE will open a bidding process for the Anand-Carlsen World Championship match. In a telephone conversation with ChessVibes, Agdestein reacted to a recent interview with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. "It seems FIDE is trying to fix a mistake by making another mistake." At the beginning of...
Friday, April 26, 2013 22:42
Between June 5 and 11, 2013 the World Rapid & Blitz Championships will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The prize money for each World Championship is 200,000 US Dollars. For the first time in the history of the events, they are open to all players nominated by their Federations or else with ratings over 2500. More at FIDE.
Friday, April 19, 2013 21:41
On Friday FIDE Vice President Israel Gelfer signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the All India Chess Federation in Chennai regarding the World Championship Match 2013 between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. The two parties intend to hold the match in November of this year in Chennai, India. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding with...
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...
Candidates: Predictions by Caruana, Ponomariov, Jones and l'Ami
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:55
Now that the first round of the FIDE Candidates tournament is just two days away, it's high time for some predictions! Will it be a walk in the park for Magnus? Can we expect surprises from outsiders like Svidler or Gelfand? Will Ivanchuk be the decisive factor in the end? GMs Fabiano Caruana, Ruslan Ponomariov, Gawain Jones and Erwin l'Ami look...
FIDE Candidates: a historical perspective
Monday, March 11, 2013 13:57
Next Friday the first round of the FIDE Candidates tournament will be played, and the winner has the right to challenge World Champion Vishy Anand. After decades of knockout matches, the way to reach that glorious world title match will now be decided in a round robin tournament. The last time this happened was more than half a century ago! Keres-...
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...