Press Release
July 25, 2008

World Chess Championship 2008 – Viswanathan Anand vs. Vladimir Kramnik

14 October to 02 November – Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn
Evonik Industries and Gazprom are Main Sponsors

Corporate Design for the World Chess Championship available

Official Logo to download at

The preparations for the chess event of the year are in full activity – and meanwhile the acquisition of the main sponsors has been finished: Evonik Industries and Gazprom are the main sponsors of the World Chess Championship 2008 in Bonn. “Evonik Industries and Gazprom – two worldwide concerns are involved in the Championship. This underlines the outstanding importance of the classical duel for the highest chess title”, emphasizes Josef Resch, president of the organizing company Universal Event Promotion. “The commercialization of the event is a great success.”

The World Chess Championship between the chess giants, the current titleholder Viswanathan Anand (India) and the Russian Vladimir Kramnik, now appears in public with a corporate design. The official logo of the Championship can be downloaded at in different resolutions and sizes.

The corporate design of the Championship will be used in different areas: in all communications sections, in the venue arrangement, in classical promotion, in flyers and programme as well as the optical outfit of the official products of the official championship shop.

Official World Chess Championship web site:

Editorial remark:

We kindly ask you for using the official corporate design and to replace previous graphics. Thank you!

Advance booking:

The advance booking for the World Chess Championship 2008 already started. The tickets are available at the price of 35 Euro per day. Full information about the advance booking – as well as the exclusive VIP tickets – is available at the official web site


Press contact:
Rolf Behovits
Universal Event Promotion
Press Officer World Chess Championship
Tel.: +49-170-2317139

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