In this article you will find a summary of the details of the World Championship 2016, with details of the key players that are likely to be in attendance, as well as its location and players who have already secured their place in the tournament.
This article details the origins of the tournament/s that eventually unified under the World Chess Federation, or FIDE as they are colloquially known. The history of these championships begins as far back as the 1400s and continues through to the present day.
The FIDE chess calendar is as full as it has ever been these days, and the time has come yet again for chess-heads to celebrate the arrival of the Chess World Cup 2015 event. You will be able to read in detail about the tournament in this Chess World Cup 2015 article.
The women's event still exists as a separate entity to the World Chess Cup 2015, and was this year held in the city of Sochi, Russia. This article takes a brief look at the background and events of the Women's Chess World Cup 2015 to include the former players like Alexandra Kosteniuk...
Magnus Carlsen Player Profile
Magnus Carlsen is the reigning world champion going in to this year’s Chess World Cup. Having been a reigning champion since 2013, Magnus’ success on the world stage is a reflection of his remarkable professional history that began in 2004
Vaswanathan Anand Player Profile
Very few big players on the world stage of chess these days can claim to have the kind of experience that Viswanathan Anand has amassed over the years. A veteran of the World Chess Championships and a grandmaster since 1988 – the first in India’s entire history – Anand has a significant number of honours to his name. He is one of only nine players in history to have exceeded 2800 in his Elo score, holding the number one position on FIDE’s ranking list for 21 months, as well as receiving India’s most prestigious sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. His prolific victories in the World Chess Championships only serve to make more impressive Anand’s CV, which is explained in a little more detail in this player profile.
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