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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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:21 am

The new logo for the 2018 World Chess Championship has been revealed. I have no idea who thought it up or why but if you click here and scroll to the bottom of the page you may well be shocked!

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:38 am

Am more shocked at the sale of priority access to tickets when they go on sale, but yes, the logo is interesting! Two entwined human figures. Maybe the one on the right represents a computer intelligence? Stars for brains and barcoded body. An example of modern art? Have they said who designed it?

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:05 am

The tournament schedule (surely that should be match schedule?) doesn't make a lot of sense.
https://london2018.worldchess.com/#tournament-schedule

The first 7 rounds, fine, but usually Monday 19th follows Sunday 18th and Round 8 follows Round 7.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:23 pm

Why haven't they announced what the venue will be? Does anyone have any idea?

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:34 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:23 pm
Why haven't they announced what the venue will be? Does anyone have any idea?
It might just be me, but I assumed the reason the venue is unannounced is because they haven't got one yet. Although that would seem odd to me, because if venues learn the event is committed to London, venues in London put their asking price up because they're competing against fewer potential opponents.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:39 pm

And I noticed the tickets are priced and there is some account of what to expect, although most if not all venues accommodate what has been stated. It will be announced next month as well as what tournaments may or may not happen prior to the match itself.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:47 am

MJMcCready wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:23 pm
Does anyone have any idea?
Past precedents

1986 Park Lane Hotel
1993 Savoy Theatre (next door to Simpsons)
2000 Hammersmith Channel 4 TV Studios
2013 (Candidates) Savoy Place (Institute of Engineering & Technology)

also for however many years it's been running, the Olympia Conference Centre as used for the London Chess Classic.

With just two players, you don't need that much space for the match itself, so choice of venue comes down to how many live spectators you want to attract and accommodate and what you offer for media coverage.

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