Tournament report

The 2020 Candidates Tournament Starts in Yekaterinburg

The opening ceremony took place at the “Ekaterinburg Expo” congress center and was hosted by the renowned Russian film actress Alena Babenko and sports commentator Viktor Gusev. Speakers at the Opening Ceremony were Evgeny Kuyvashev (Governor of the Sverdlovsk Oblast), FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, former World Champion Anatoly Karpov, the President of the Sverdlovsk Chess Federation Andrey Simanovsky as well as the Regional Corporate Sales Head at Kaspersky Marina Usova.Press conference before the Opening Ceremony:…

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Photos from Yeketerinburg

FIDE Candidates Tournament is starting in two days, amid the thickening Coronavirus scare, but preparations are underway. The opening ceremony, which will coincide with the Ural governor’s birthday, is to take place in the massive Expo center in Yekaterinburg. FIDE and local authorities plan to reduce the attendance of the event in line with the recent health recommendations. Below are photos from the venue. This page will be updated. Expo center in Yekaterinburg is preparing to host the…

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Partners News

Mercedes-Benz is the official auto partner of the Candidates Tournament

Mercedes-Benz Russia has become the official auto partner of the FIDE Candidates Tournament, which will be held in Yekaterinburg from March 16 to April 4. Mercedes-Benz and World Chess defined a global task of developing chess culture in Russia and promoting one of the most intellectual sports. Mercedes-Benz Russia is the official auto partner of the FIDE Candidates Tournament. The Candidates Tournament is one of the key competitions in the chess world. The top eight Grandmasters…

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