Your Move

talk about chess to the ceo 

Hello, my name is Ilya Merenzon, I am the CEO of World Chess by Agon Limited, the company that owns long-term rights and also organizes the World Chess Championship Matches. The World Chess Championship Match is a phenomenal branding opportunity, reaching 2 billion people globally and covered by more than 50,000 media. Chess is installed on over a billion smartphones.

I would be very happy to personally demo marketing opportunities of the World Chess Championship. Please email me directly at to set up a meeting or a Skype call. 

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Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is the current World Chess Champion. A wunderkind from Norway, he is called 'The Mozart of Chess'. There is a film about him, and he is one of the most recognized athletes in the world. He will face the challenger in November of 2018.

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel, the founder of Paypal, is a chess fan, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Madonna, Barack Obama, and many more CEOs and luminaries. Chess is a sport, a game, and an art form; the World Chess Championship match is always a small Davos, providing outstanding hospitality opportunities for partners. 


It's one of the oldest sports in the world, and one of the most popular, but it's also a sport for the young - perfect for the smartphone generation. Redeveloped for the 21st century, designed by Pentagram and with help of modern technology, chess has huge partnership potential.