“Anand won the 12th game of the FIDE World Championship and sealed the match with the final score of 6,5:5,5! Thus he remained the World Chess Champion, congratulations!
The closing ceremony took place on the 13th May, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Mr. Boyko Borisov, who is the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the match, Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the World Chess Federation FIDE, the Minister of Physical Education and Sports Mr. Svilen Neykov, the President of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee Mrs Stefka Kostadinova and many other VIP guests.”
“The FIDE Women Grand Prix is a new series of elite tournaments which was organised by FIDE and Global Chess. There will be 6 legs over two years in various countries around the world with three tournaments every year.
The winner of each tournament will win 6,500 euros out of a prize fund of 40,000 euros and the overall winner of the series will win a further 15,000 euros at the end of the series. This is the first time that such a series is being organised and is a significant development for the chess world”
Many thanks to the photographer, Eldar Mukhametov, for contributing these photographs.