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Guide to the 2019 Grand Prix Series

What’s Coming in 2019? The new and exciting quest for the World Chess Championship crown begins with the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix, a 4-leg Series where the world’s strongest chess players will fight for two spots to the Candidates Tournament, as well as the €800,000 combined prize fund. Each knockout tournament will feature 4 rounds, and each round will consist of 2 classical games and the rapid and blitz tie breaks. The FIDE World Chess Grand…

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FIDE ProfileWikipedia World Chess Rating CardDaniil Dubov, 22-year old Russian Grandmaster and current Rapid World Champion, will join the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix Series.He’s been nominated by World Chess, the organizer of the Series, with support of FIDE. He will join the likes of MVL, Anish Giri, and Levon Aronian and will have a shot at the Candidates Tournament.World Chess team wishes Daniil a great Series and hopes that he will not only show his…

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If you are planning to spend Valentines Day with your loved one and, for some reason, want to connect this holiday to chess, you’ll be pleased to know that in our obsessive attempt to make chess sexy, we have come up with probably the sexiest combination of chess-related items ever.We went so far as to send this chess collection to influential bloggers around the world and shipped some to World Chess Club Moscow. So if…

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State of Chess: How Much Money Is in the Sport?

In 2018, 32 major international tournaments were held with a combined prize fund of €4,865,066. There were 246 tournament days in total. Magnus Carlsen, world’s number 1, was the top earner in 2018, his accumulative winnings totaled €745,211. Fabiano Caruana was in close second place with €719,476. Majority of the winnings came from the 2018 World Championship Match. Third top earner was Azeri player Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and his winnings were only one third of Fabiano’s…

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What the World Chess Championship Might Have Looked Like?

Preview of the ‘Eyes’ Concept developed by Kosmos Collective. This is an initial render of the VIP lounge where poeple could play chess while listening to commentary. The idea was to create an immersive experience for chess fans.Chess championships, which once were a dated and very predictable visual experience, are now well back inside the design perimeter. As a sport, it has gained a visual language, branding strategies, a collectors’ base and high expectations. World…

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World Chess Championship is a spectacular event that every chess player follows and remembers. This time, the Championship also became a showcase of design.The design theme was to invoke the same emotion when you open a gift box: excitement, anticipation, and a sense of receiving a gift. Both the stage and the venue were designed using the same pattern. 

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Russian Railways to Become a Partner of the World Chess Championship Match

World Chess has announced a partnership with one of the largest railway companies in the world JSC RZD (Russian Railways) during the FIDE World Chess Championships in London from the 9th – 28th November 2018.RZD is known for its for its contribution to the development of chess in Russia. Moreover, chess is an essential part of the Russian Railways’s corporate culture and social commitment strategy, which supports education, science, sports and healthy lifestyles. RZD organizes…

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Carlsen Wins World Championship

Magnus Carlsen is the once and future king of chess.Wednesday, Carlsen, 27, defended the title he first won in 2013 by beating Fabiano Caruana, 26, in a series of rapid games to break a tie in their match in London.Though Carlsen had struggled during the regulation portion of their match (all 12 games were drawn, which was a record), he manhandled Caruana in the tie-breaker games, winning all three, thereby making the last in the…

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Game 12: Title to Be Decided in Tie-breaks

The identity of the next World Champion will have to wait until Wednesday. Monday, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana drew Game 12 of their title match in London, leaving the score tied at the end of regulation. The players will go to a series of tie-breaker games on Wednesday to determine the champion. The match has made history, though of an ignoble kind, as all 12 games have ended in draws. It is the first…

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