World Chess Championship 2013 Mobile Apps, Official Website Announced ~ World Chess Championship 2013 Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen at Chennai Hyatt Regency

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).