Tournament Preparation

How are chess tournaments funded? (Finally answered!)

How are chess tournaments funded? (Finally answered!)

Chess tournaments are funded primarily through donations and sponsorships. Organizers would occasionally require an entrance fee from players or spectators (depending on the prestige of the tournament) that would add to the funding. Funding in sports that are popular is usually not a mystery, there are a lot of avenues that the organizers can take…

Do chess players fix results in tournaments? Revealed!

Do chess players fix results in tournaments? Revealed!

Players often pre-arrange draws in elite play as stated by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Magnus Carlsen, but never has there been a reported case of intentionally losing which would result in either withdrawal from the tournament, a temporary ban, or a permanent ban.  People watch chess tournaments in order to experience the competitive spirit of playing…