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Sochi 2014


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Sochi 2014


About the Match

World Chess Championship matches have been held since 1886, and have the longest history of all the World Championships in other sports. The title of the world chess champion is one of the most prestigious. Most of the world’s population can name the current or the past world chess champions.

The 2014 World Chess Championship

The Match, in which the reining World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the winner of the Candidates tournament 2014, ex-World Champion Viswanathan Anand will face each other. The match will be held from 7 to 28 November 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the city that has established itself as one of the premier venues for major sporting events.

Organizer and commercial opportunities

The Match is produced by World Chess Events in cooperation with Agon Limited. You can direct all commercial proposals to Agon at hello@agonlimited.com.

 

Details

Dates: November 7 - 28, 2014
City: Sochi, Russia
Venue: Sochi Media Center
Twitter Hashtag: #CarlsenAnand

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Agon - the commercial partner of FIDE


AGON has been accorded the long-term, exclusive rights to organise and commercialise the World Chess Championship Cycle by FIDE, the Fédération Internationale des Échecs.

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Agon - the commercial partner of FIDE


AGON has been accorded the long-term, exclusive rights to organise and commercialise the World Chess Championship Cycle by FIDE, the Fédération Internationale des Échecs.

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Though chess has been out of the media spotlight since IBM’s Deep Blue beat Kasparov in 1997 and Bobby Fisher beat Boris Spassky in 1972, the game is now played by more people who get more out of it than ever before: around the world, online and off, over 600 million adults play regularly – a number comparable to regular users of Facebook.

To ennoble the game and engage with this existing global audience, AGON is bringing the Chess Championship Cycle to spectacular venues in world cities and transforming chess into a spectator sport using cutting-edge data visualisation technology. These formats will be streamed live and ‘post-live’ through multiple chess-specific and mainstream media channels around the world.

 World Chess is poised to emerge as a force in sports entertainment, backed up by a strong brand identity, animated by recognisable heroes in front of an existing enormous fanbase, financially supported by “best in class” global marketing partners. 

Contact AGON for partnership opportunities

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What is Chess?


Chess is an entertainment with a 1600-year history.

A game, a sport, an art-form. As pure as mathematics, as symbolic as religion, as brutal as war. 

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What is Chess?


Chess is an entertainment with a 1600-year history.

A game, a sport, an art-form. As pure as mathematics, as symbolic as religion, as brutal as war. 

Over 600 million people play chess worldwide. That's comparable to the number of Facebook users. Chess is growing in the age of intelligence and mobile computing. The game is installed on over 1 billion devices. 

Learn more about chess players' demographics, media consumption, and purchasing behavior.

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Baku2014


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Baku2014


About Baku Grand Prix

The first leg of the 2014-2015 Grand Prix cycle will take place in Baku from October 1 to October 15, 2014. More information can be found on the official Grand Prix site. It's being held in cooperation with the Azerbaijan Chess Federation and supported by the Azerbaijan State Oil Company Socar. 

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Championship Cycle


FIDE has perfected the World Chess Championship cycle. It's a 2-year tournament series where the world's top grandmasters fight for the title of the World Chess Champion. 

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Championship Cycle


FIDE has perfected the World Chess Championship cycle. It's a 2-year tournament series where the world's top grandmasters fight for the title of the World Chess Champion. 

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The World Chess Championship Cycle is a two-year series that consists of Grand Prix tournaments, the Candidates, and the World Championship Match.

The events are held in prestigeous venues in world cities and generate major attention among chess enthusiasts around the world and global media.