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What Did You Buy at the World Chess Championship

Here at World Chess, we believe that chess is very much about design. We believe that buying and owning a chess set (and using it!) should spark instant joy. Therefore we paid a lot of attention to the design of the 2018 World Chess Championship Match experience. You have probably heard about the ‘pawnagraphic’ logo. Well, that was us. For the Championship Match, we have partnered with our long-term collaborators, Pentagram and Shuka Design, to produce a…

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Happy Valentines Day, Chess Style

If you are planning to spend Valentines Day with your loved one and, for some reason, want to connect this holiday to chess, you’ll be pleased to know that in our obsessive attempt to make chess sexy, we have come up with probably the sexiest combination of chess-related items ever.We went so far as to send this chess collection to influential bloggers around the world and shipped some to World Chess Club Moscow. So if…

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State of Chess: How Much Money Is in the Sport?

In 2018, 32 major international tournaments were held with a combined prize fund of €4,865,066. There were 246 tournament days in total. Magnus Carlsen, world’s number 1, was the top earner in 2018, his accumulative winnings totaled €745,211. Fabiano Caruana was in close second place with €719,476. Majority of the winnings came from the 2018 World Championship Match. Third top earner was Azeri player Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and his winnings were only one third of Fabiano’s…

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