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Sunday, November 17, 2013

World Chess Championship Parallel Events: Nihal Sarin, Divya Deshmukh win India Under-9 Chess Tournaments

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Sunday, November 17, 2013
Anand - Carlsen World Chess Championship Parallel Events: A special children's chess tournament was also organised in Chennai. It was the national age-group chess qualifier tournament for kids.

Nihal Sarin of Kottayam, Kerala and Divya Deshmukh of Nagpur, Maharashtra won the National Under-9 Chess Championships that concluded at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai on November 14, 2013.
Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh (Official website)

The closely fought 199-player Under-9 championship saw the top four players remaining undefeated. The top four places were taken by players from each of the four southern states, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The winners of both the Open Under-10 and Girls Under-10 sections started as second seed.

Divya Deshmukh recovered from an early loss to Chinnam Vyshnavi and won by a comfortable one point margin. Divya had previously won the National Under-7 girls’ championship and the Asian Under-8 Girls’ championship.

The top finishers will represent India in the World Under-10 Championship at Durban in South Africa in 2014.

The top standings placings (tie-break order):
Open: 1-3. Nihal Sarin (Ker), R Praggnanandhaa (TN), Dhanush Bharadwaj (Kar) 9/11 each; 4-6. Raja Rithvik (AP), Om Kharola, S Abhinesh 8.5 each.
Girls: 1 Divya Deshmukh (Mah) 9.5; 2-4. Mrudul Dehankar (Mah), Rakshitta Ravi (TN), Gunjal Chopdekar (Goa) 8.5 each.

Monday, September 23, 2013

World Chess Championship 2013 Mobile Apps, Official Website Announced

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Monday, September 23, 2013

Chennai: Chess fans will be able to keep track of the World Chess Championship match 2013, between Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand and World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen to be held in November, with mobile phone applications for latest updates.

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) has given out contracts for the develop
ment of mobile applications to provide match updates and these would be available free of cost on game stores, AICF CEO Bharat Singh said on Monday.

In the first-ever World Chess Championship being held in the country, Anand, playing before home crowd, would defend his title against the Norwegian challenger.

"Mobile applications are being developed for iOS and for Android phones and are expected to be ready by mid-October. Live video of the tournament is also being arranged. One can get the app from all game stores free of cost," Singh told reporters.

Speaking after releasing the official logo of the November 7-28 tournament, Singh also announced the start of sale of tickets for the much-awaited contest, through

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa had chosen the official logo of the championship, AICF secretary V Hariharan said.

AICF chairman JCD Prabakar said Jayalalithaa had made special efforts for conducting the event in the city, where the Indian chess wizard grew up.

AICF is also organising 'Chennai Chess Blitz' in Jawaharlal Multipurpose Indoor Stadium between November 7 and 28 for various categories. --PTI

FIDE UPDATE The official website for the much awaited FIDE World Chess Championship 2013 between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Magnus Carlsen is fully functioning as of today 23rd September 2013. The official address of the FIDE World Chess Championship is The championship will also be covered on various social networks as Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr.
The World Chess Championship 2013, organized by FIDE and AICF, is sponsored by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Main partners of the most important chess event of 2013 are Hyatt Regency Chennai (hospitality partner), Delhi Chess Association (ticketing partner), and (global news partner).

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Anand vs Carlsen World Chess Championship 2013 Official Website to be Active Soon

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The official website for the World Chess Championship match Viswanathan Anand versus Magnus Carlsen 2013 could be online within 10 days, or by the latest, during the first week of October. 

The official website of the Anand versus Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 match in Moscow.

Sources said the World Chess match official website would offer ticket sales, profiles of the participants, complete schedules etc as is the tradition with all world championship sites along with details for visiting journalists, contests, memorabilia sales and more.

The World Chess match official website will also offer a state-of-the-art hi-tech Internet live broadcast system on a par with what was witnessed in Moscow for the Viswanathan Anand versus Boris Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012. There will be contests during the live broadcasts and daily chess events as well.

Exclusive chess material for World Chess match only on official website according to FIDE rules

According to FIDE handbook, the players are expected to co-operate reasonably with the media. General interviews with them can be arranged through the Press Officer and the team managers, but it is understood that exclusive interviews shall be arranged only after the FWCM has been concluded. 

Sources also said some of the most entertaining and interesting chess commentators would be invited to be a part of the big celebration that the World Chess match is going to be in Chennai this November. 

Immediately after the completion of a game both players have to take part in post game press conferences, of not more than 20 minutes duration. The players must be present at all official functions during the match including official receptions, the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony. All of this will be broadcast live to the worldwide audience of chess fans.

It is interesting to note that the FIDE regulations require the players to to wear suits during the playing session. Players are allowed to wear branding of their personal sponsors only if these are not in conflict with the FWCM sponsors.

Indeed, chess is becoming a media sport and it is great that the forthcoming World Chess match is going to be a showcase of not just great chess, but two handsome and stylish sports icons of our times. We cannot wait enough! -- Rajat Khanna

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