23 January 2013

2013 Candidates Tournament, Press Release

Last week, while I was preparing the crosstable for 2013 London CT Player Records, FIDE and Agon issued a press release about the event.
London, 15 January 2013 — FIDE and AGON — the World Chess Federation’s commercial partner — are pleased to announce the players, dates and venue of the 2013 Candidates Tournament. The London Candidates will be the strongest tournament of its kind in history. The Prize Fund to be shared by the players totals €510,000. The winner of the Candidates will become the Challenger to Viswanathan Anand who has reigned as World Champion since 2007.

That announcement, along with a Fide.com report from the 1st Presidential Board 2013, Armenia, ended any lingering doubt left over from What Is Going on Here. Anticipating no further issues, I added the logo and official site to my page on the World Chess Championship : 2013 Candidates Event.

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