George Osborne hosts World Chess London 2013

Published on: 8th April 2013

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne played host to the Closing Ceremony for the World Chess London 2013 Candidates Tournament.GeorgeMagnus300

At 11 Downing Street, Mr Osborne presented winner Magnus Carlsen with his prize. The young Norwegian will now challenge defending champion Vishwanathan Anand of India for the World Chess Federation championship in November.

Mr Osborne also welcomed Michael Lee, the managing director of Studio Anne Carlton, the UK company appointed to produce the newly designed official World Chess Championship Chess Set that was used for the first time by all the players in the London Candidates Tournament.

Michael Lee commented: “World Chess is on the cusp of a new era, set to reignite global audiences and inspire a new generation.  The Championship Chess Set is the flagship product that is intended to be used in all Championship events and  Studio Anne Carlton is delighted to have been appointed the official manufacturer and we are already working with designer Daniel Weil of Pentagram to extend the range.”

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