World Chess Championship 2013 Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen at Chennai Hyatt Regency: world chess championship 2013 gold medal

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Monday, January 6, 2014

World Chess Championship 2013 Prizes Trivia: Medals, Trophy, Prize Money, Garland...

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Monday, January 6, 2014
World Chess Championship Anand vs Carlsen 2013: Here is some interesting trivia about the prizes at the World Chess Championship. Magnus Carlsen earned a special 22-carat gold medal by winning the title.  

Photo: Official website of the World Chess Championship 2013

Chief Minister J Jayalalitha had personally designed and overseen the creation of the World Chess Champion gold medal. The medal weighed 103.600 grams (ei­ght grams make a sovereign). Viswanathan Anand received a silver medal. Magnus Carlsen also recei­ved 60 per cent of the prize money, which amounted to Rs 9.9 crore, while Anand got Rs 6.03 crore (40 per cent).

The Chief Minister also presented World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen with a specially carved trophy made of 3.51 kg silver and coated with gold. The World Chess Champion was also presented with a traditional olive garland specially sourced from the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. Anand received a silver plaque weighing 1.395 kg.

The Tamil Nadu Government allocated Rs 29 crore during the Tamil Nadu Assembly on April 8 this year. -- Team Chess Magazine Black and White