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Showing posts with label andrey filatov. Show all posts
Showing posts with label andrey filatov. Show all posts

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Top 3 Chess Videos - Gelfand, Netanyahu, Filatov

Even as World Chess Champion India's Viswanathan Anand and his Challenger Israel's Boris Gelfand get home to grand welcomes, chess videos are being watched by thousands on YouTube. We just picked Sunday's top 3 chess videos with most number of views - relating to the Anand, Gelfand 2012 World Title Match.


The first video is about Gelfand landing at Ben Gurion Airport, the second is about Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watching Game 12 of the Anand-Gelfand match, and main sponsor of the World Chess Championship Andrey Filatov speaking about future chess sponsorship plans.











You might also like to read one of our previous Anand, Gelfand World Chess 2012 Match post: Who Is Andrey Filatov?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Andrey Filatov: I’m Pleased that Museums Want to Hold Chess Tournaments

Main sponsor Andrey Filatov of the 2012 Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship has said that he is very pleased about his idea of holding a chess event in a museum has found favor with organisers around the world. Filatov was speaking to Eteri Kublashvili for a special interview ahead of the tiebreaks that would decide the 2012 World Chess Champion in Moscow on Wednesday. Here are excerpts from the interview via the official website.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Who Is Andrey Filatov? - Forbes Profile, Interview of 2012 World Chess Championship Main Sponsor

This is the English version of the interview with Andrey Filatov - the main sponsor of the 2012 Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship in Moscow. It appeared in Russian in Kommersant.

The opening of the main chess event of the season – the world championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand – is taking place at the State Tretyakov Gallery. The driving force behind staging this contest in Moscow and the main sponsor of the match, ANDREY FAILATOV, a shareholder in the N-Trans Group, told Kommersant’s correspondent ALEXEY DOSPEKHOV why he decided to invest money in chess and how he plans to change the economics of chess and link it to Russian art.

– I’m primarily interested, of course, in your motivation. Why finance a world championship chess match? Is it to boost your own image, a desire to help the sport you were very seriously involved in when you were young?

– A country that fights for all the major international events – the APEC summit, the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup, the Universiade – simply cannot ignore a competition which at one time was one of its main symbols. When Boris Gelfand, who was a student friend of mine, won the candidates’ tournament, he said that the venue for the match had not been decided yet, but there were various rumours going around that it would be either in India or somewhere else. It turned out that there had indeed been no application from Moscow, so I had a think and decided we had to try.



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Andrey Filatov's Forbes profile
– You realised there was a good chance of winning?
– On the contrary, I wasn’t sure we would win the right to host the match. But I could see that in any case one way or another there would be a winner. If Moscow’s bid failed, Boris Gelfand would earn a bigger prize fund, because the rival bid would have to beat it with money. And if it won, so much the better: the country would gain a serious competition that had not been staged here in the history of modern Russia. You’ll agree that’s a simple and understandable motive. Then it started to develop in terms of the current situation with chess, a new economics of chess, and the main points on which it could be based.

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