Who was the World Chess Champion in 2014?

Who was the World Chess Champion in 2014?

World Chess Championship 2014 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The World Chess Championship 2014 was a match between the world champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand, to determine the World Chess Champion. It was held from 7 to 28 November 2014, under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in Sochi, Russia.

When was the chess match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand?

The Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand was held from 7 to 28 November 2014 in Sochi, Russia, under the auspices of FIDE .

How old was Anand when he won his first Chess Championship?

Anand is only the second former champion (after Karpov in 1987 and 1990) to win a Candidates tournament. At 44, Anand is the second oldest person to win a Candidates tournament, behind Viktor Korchnoi in 1977 and 1981 . The match organizers faced several significant hurdles in organizing the event.

Who are the organisers of the British Chess Championship?

The British Chess Championships are organised by the English Chess Federation. The main tournament incorporates the British Championship, the English Chess Championships and the British Women’s Chess Championship so it is possible, although it has never happened, for one player to win all three titles in the same competition.

When did the British Chess Championship stop being held?

Following the victory of Indian Abhijit Kunte in 2003 and criticism that the British Championship was not serving the interests of British players, it was announced that starting in 2004 only British and Irish players would be eligible to take part. Since 2006 the Commonwealth Chess Championship has been organized on an annual basis.

Who was the first person to win the British Chess Championship?

In July 1862, Adolf Anderssen won the first international tournament organized by the British Chess Association (BCF Congress), held in London. Second place went to Louis Paulsen, followed by John Owen. This was the first round-robin tournament.