▷ The 2021 World Chess Championship begins in Dubai

27.11.2021 – 13:16


Dubai, Vae (ots/PRNewswire)

The grand opening of the 2021 World Chess Championship took place in Dubai. The match for the world chess leadership will be played with the support of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) between the current world champion Magnus Carlsen and the winner of the 2020/21 Candidates Tournament Ian Nepomniashchii.

Complementary to the world championship is PhosAgro, one of the world market leaders in the production of phosphorus-containing mineral fertilizers. The event takes place as part of the EXPO exhibition.

“This year’s World Championship match will be unique in many ways. Thanks to the collaboration between the Expo and FIDE and business partners such as PhosAgro, we can reach a larger audience. We believe this event will be truly unforgettable,” said Arkady Dvorkovich, President of FIDE.

The prize money for the championship is 2 million euros. According to the regulations, the participants will play a total of 14 games. The first game will take place today, November 26th, and the last game on December 14th. If there is a tie in the classics, the final will be played in a tie-break on December 15th.

PhosAgro is also a strategic partner of the Russian Grand Master Ian Nepomniachtchi. The company has been a permanent strategic partner of the Russian Chess Federation since 2010. Over the years our country’s young chess players have won more than 100 medals in international children’s competitions. Russian grandmasters became world champions in blitz and rapid chess (twice), vice world champions (twice) and three times – winners of the world cup, and won two online Olympiads. The company is a strategic partner of FIDE and has already sponsored the games for the World Chess Championship in Sochi in 2014, in New York in 2016 and in London in 2018.

In the cities where PhosAgro operates – Cherepovets, Kirovsk, Apatity, Volkhov, Balakovo – the company supports the educational centers of “Children of Russia – Education, Health and Spirituality” (DROZD), where various sports are practiced, including chess , which is given special attention through chess lessons in subsidized schools and preschools.

“PhosAgro has been supporting the development of chess in Russia for many years and has set itself the goal of bringing the chess crown back to his home country. It is therefore important that we create the most pleasant conditions possible for Ian so that he can prepare for the final. So or so we will see a great competition between the brightest minds in the world, “said Andrey Guryev, Vice President of the Russian Chess Federation and CEO of PhosAgro.

Magnus Carlsen has held the championship title for the past 8 years and has been the top ranked chess player in the world without interruption since 2011. With Ian Nepomniashchii’s victory, the chess crown would return to Russia for the first time since 2007.

Company information

PhosAgro (www.phosagro.ru) is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated manufacturers of phosphate-based fertilizers, measured by the production volume of phosphate-based fertilizers and high-quality phosphate rock with a P2O5 content of 39% and more. The environmentally friendly fertilizers from PhosAgro are characterized by their high efficiency and do not contaminate the soil with heavy metals.

The company is the largest producer of phosphate-based fertilizers in Europe (measured by the combined total capacity for DAP / MAP / NP / NPK / NPS), the largest producer of high quality phosphate rock with a P2O5 content of 39%, one of the top three producers from MAP / DAP worldwide, one of the leading manufacturers of feed phosphates (MCP) in Europe and the only manufacturer in Russia as well as Russia’s only manufacturer of nepheline concentrate (according to RAFP).

PhosAgro’s main products include phosphate rock, more than 50 types of fertilizer, feed phosphates, ammonia and sodium tripolyphosphate, which are used by customers in 102 countries on every inhabited continent of the world. The company’s main markets outside Russia and the CIS are Latin America, Europe and Asia.

PhosAgro’s shares are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange and Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) for the shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (under the ticker PHOR). Since June 1, 2016, the company’s GDRs have been included in the MSCI Russia and MSCI Emerging Markets indices.

More information about PhosAgro can be found on the website www.phosagro.ru

Original content by: PhosAgro, transmitted by news aktuell


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