OSLO (Dagbladet): It confirms the general secretary of the Norwegian Sjakkforbund, Geir Nesheim, at a press conference Friday morning.
- Norway's Sjakkforbund launches a søkerprosess to get the chess world cup 2020 to Norway. We have the world champion - he has been world champion since 2013 and defended the title three times - so we know that he is going to play a match. It will we get to Norway, " says Nesheim.
Sjakkforbundet would now like to invite interested groups to register their interest for a collaboration to get the chess world cup in Norway.
- We set a deadline to 25. February to contact with us. When the deadline is over, we will find out together with them who will be Norway's sjakkforbunds partner as we proceed. When we have it in place, maybe a month after, we will contact the authorities and businesses to ensure a competitive bid, " says Nesheim.Copyright
It is not the first time the Uk has tried to get the chess world cup "home". Before the world cup match in 2018 stranded the Norwegian hoped because it took a long time to fund the roughly 40 million it costs to host the championship.
Operator applied when about 16 million in support and a guarantee from the state, but the then culture Linda Hofstad Helleland put your foot down because it was not an open process.
The process did not come into the goal. An important reason for it is that FIDE and Agon conducted not a regular and open søknadsprosess as we know from many other sports. Important Norwegian environments want and require that it should be in place to support processes such as financial, " says Nesheim.
So what is the difference now?
Earlier this week confirmed the international sjakkforbundet (FIDE) that they have terminated the contract with Agon/World Chess. The company has hosted the last three world CHAMPIONSHIP matches in chess, and actually had an appointment in three championships. They will continue to host Grand Prix tournaments, but has lost both the CHAMPIONSHIP match and kandidatturneringen.
It is reported by the key persons in the verdenssjakkforbundet that FIDE and Agon have modified their cooperation agreement. It is MORE even, which will find an organizer for the world cup 2020 in the form of an open process, that we had not last. We've heard that come pretty quickly, perhaps this spring, " says Nesheim.
There has been a lot of murmurings in the direction of World Chess, both the players and the federation. And with Sergey Karjakin went out and celebrated on Twitter after the collaboration was history.This cost Carlsen the victory: "It was something that clicked Absolutely essential
the Break between the two makes that sjakkforbundet now believe that it can be open søkerprosess, and sjakkforbundet confirms to Dagbladet that it was absolutely essential that they now publish the application:
We started with this right after the new year, but it was very crucial that happened Wednesday, which means that the agreement between FIDE and the World Chess was broken with the thought of the world cup match. It was then that we turned us around and said that now we go for it. It led to the disease process, " explains Nesheim to the Newspaper.
Norway's Sjakkforbund worked with Agon/World Chess in the last søkerprosessen, and feel that the collaboration with the organization has gone completely fine.
But that was the situation then was that Agon had the event. They should not find an organizer, but a partner for themselves. They should still have the event. It was okay for us then, although it was not desirable. Now we have a new situation where sjakkforbundet and the partners we find to be the organizer. It is much more attractive.the New president
It also belongs to the story is that FIDE got a new president in October. Russian Arkadij Dvorkovitsj replaced the very controversial Kirsan Iljumzjinov, which among other things has told that he was picked up by aliens at home.
There is little doubt that the Norwegian sjakkforbundet feel that the ability to create a "private" world cup, now is greater than in the past.Artificial intelligence met the world's best sjakkcomputer hours after learning chess. It was a bloodbath