2018 World Championship in London?

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:30 pm

Bob Kane wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:19 pm
Lets hope the ECF can rise to the once in a generation challenge..
It's the fourth match in my lifetime ( 1986, 1993, 2000, 2018 ). The BCF was heavily involved in the first match and caught a rather nasty financial cold from it. The 1993 and 2000 matches were organised outside of FIDE with little direct BCF involvement. The 1993 match gave a useful boost to adult numbers participating in club or Congress chess, but I'd suspect that had more to do with Channel 4 coverage than anything the BCF did.

If Agon persist in asserting without legal justification to members of the ECF that they aren't allowed to discuss the games whilst they are in progress, they start from a negative perception.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:56 am

The involvement of George Osborne and the Evening Standard is interesting.

https://twitter.com/George_Osborne/stat ... 1123096576

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:00 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:56 am
The involvement of George Osborne and the Evening Standard is interesting.
When the Candidates was in London, they held a reception at 11 Downing Street, so he's already met Carlsen.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:14 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:56 am
The involvement of George Osborne and the Evening Standard is interesting.

https://twitter.com/George_Osborne/stat ... 1123096576
His kids have received coaching at previous Classics.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:08 pm

He is reported to be an "avid chess fan", any more evidence for this than what is usually the case with public figures (ie fairly sparse)?
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:27 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:08 pm
He is reported to be an "avid chess fan", any more evidence for this than what is usually the case with public figures (ie fairly sparse)?
This has come up before
viewtopic.php?t=8197

It's known that he attended St Pauls, a school that was big in chess in his era. Also in his introduction the other night at the announcement, he spoke of attending the 1986 match.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:49 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:30 pm
Bob Kane wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:19 pm
Lets hope the ECF can rise to the once in a generation challenge..
It's the fourth match in my lifetime ( 1986, 1993, 2000, 2018 ). The BCF was heavily involved in the first match and caught a rather nasty financial cold from it. The 1993 and 2000 matches were organised outside of FIDE with little direct BCF involvement. The 1993 match gave a useful boost to adult numbers participating in club or Congress chess, but I'd suspect that had more to do with Channel 4 coverage than anything the BCF did.

If Agon persist in asserting without legal justification to members of the ECF that they aren't allowed to discuss the games whilst they are in progress, they start from a negative perception.
Agon have lost 5 court cases now on this though chess.com
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:07 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:27 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:08 pm
He is reported to be an "avid chess fan", any more evidence for this than what is usually the case with public figures (ie fairly sparse)?
This has come up before
viewtopic.php?t=8197

It's known that he attended St Pauls, a school that was big in chess in his era. Also in his introduction the other night at the announcement, he spoke of attending the 1986 match.
This source may be reliable on this particular occasion
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