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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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What the World Chess Championship Might Have Looked Like?

Preview of the ‘Eyes’ Concept developed by Kosmos Collective. This is an initial render of the VIP lounge where poeple could play chess while listening to commentary. The idea was to create an immersive experience for chess fans.Chess championships, which once were a dated and very predictable visual experience, are now well back inside the design perimeter. As a sport, it has gained a visual language, branding strategies, a collectors’ base and high expectations. World…

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Russian Railways to Become a Partner of the World Chess Championship Match

World Chess has announced a partnership with one of the largest railway companies in the world JSC RZD (Russian Railways) during the FIDE World Chess Championships in London from the 9th – 28th November 2018.RZD is known for its for its contribution to the development of chess in Russia. Moreover, chess is an essential part of the Russian Railways’s corporate culture and social commitment strategy, which supports education, science, sports and healthy lifestyles. RZD organizes…

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Carlsen Wins World Championship

Magnus Carlsen is the once and future king of chess.Wednesday, Carlsen, 27, defended the title he first won in 2013 by beating Fabiano Caruana, 26, in a series of rapid games to break a tie in their match in London.Though Carlsen had struggled during the regulation portion of their match (all 12 games were drawn, which was a record), he manhandled Caruana in the tie-breaker games, winning all three, thereby making the last in the…

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Game 12: Title to Be Decided in Tie-breaks

The identity of the next World Champion will have to wait until Wednesday. Monday, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana drew Game 12 of their title match in London, leaving the score tied at the end of regulation.The players will go to a series of tie-breaker games on Wednesday to determine the champion. The match has made history, though of an ignoble kind, as all 12 games have ended in draws. It is the first title…

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Game 11: One Game May Decide the Title

Saturday, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana extended their record-setting streak by drawing the eleventh game of their World Championship match. It is the longest streak to start a title match in history. On Monday, in Game 12, they will have one more chance to clinch the title in regulation. If neither player can win, the match will proceed to tie-breakers on Wednesday. The score in the best-of-12 match stands at 5.5 points apiece. (Each win…

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Game 10: An Intense Fight, the Same Result

Game 10 of the World Championship ended in a draw, but it was not for lack of effort on the part of Magnus Carlsen, 27, the World Champion from Norway, or Fabiano Caruana, 26, the American challenger. For hours, the players waged an intense battle, walking a razor’s edge between success and ruin. In the end, however, after 54 moves and more than five hours, neither player could deliver a knockout blow. The match score…

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Game 9: Still Deadlocked

Wednesday, Game 9 of the World Championship between the champion, Magnus Carlsen, and the challenger, Fabiano Caruana, produced the same result as the first eight games: A draw. The nine consecutive draws to start a World Championship match are a record. The match has become a clash between the irresistible force (Carlsen) and the immovable object (Caruana). In Game 9, Carlsen, 27 and from Norway, had White and, as he had in Game 4, he…

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