About Agon

Agon has undertaken to help the World Chess Federation (FIDE) with the long term commercial development of World Chess and has been granted the rights to organize, promote and commercialize the 2-year World Chess Championship cycle for the foreseeable future.




Chairman of the board: the media tycoon pouring cash into chess. CNBC Business magazine, September 2012 issue.

Going mainstream. Standpoint magazine, September 2012 issue.

Agon appoints commercial director to lead sponsorship for World Chess. The Drum, 10 September.

World Chess venture appoints commercial director. Brand Republic, 07 September 2012.

Chess: boxing clever. The Evening Standard, 28 August 2012.

Andrew Paulson's London gambit. The Moscow News, 06 August 2012.

Nice move: World-class chess tournament comes home to Simpson's-in-the-Strand for the first time in a century. Mail Online, 31 July 2012.

King to WC2: world-class chess comes home to heart of London. The Times, 31 July 2012.

Nice move: world-class chess tournament comes home to Simpson's-in-the-Strand for first time in a century. Mail Online, 31 July 2012.

Andrew Paulson reveals grand plan to take chess into the digital age. The Guardian, 27 July 2012.

Chess impresario hopes to bring back the Fischer v Spassky glory days. The Guardian, 12 July 2012.

A media mogul's daring move to make chess big. AdWeek, 20 June 2012.

Agon appoints Pentagram to reposition chess for the world stage. Chessbase.com, 14 June 2012.

Entrepreneur Andrew Paulson seeks sponsors as he aims to bring World Chess to British TV screens in 2013. The Drum, 6 June 2013.

If poker can make it on telly, so can chess. The Sunday Times, 27 May 2012.

World cities will glorify chess: interview with Grandmaster Ray Keene. Chessbase.com, 12 March 2012.


Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme, 14 July 2012 (at 16 mins 10 seconds).

Interview on BBC Radio 5 Live, 14 July 2012 (at one hour 49 mins 30 seconds).

Interview on BBC World Service, 13 July 2012.