Agon Limited

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Agon Limited
Formation 2012; 6 years ago (2012)[1]
Founder Andrew Paulson[1]
Founded at Jersey[1]
Ilya Merenzon[2]
Affiliations FIDE

Agon Ltd is a sports event promoting company, the commercial rights holder to the World Chess Championship cycle since 2012.


It was founded in 2012 in Jersey by Andrew Paulson as the sole shareholder. On February 20, 2012, an agreement between Agon and FIDE was made, running from 2012 to at least 2021 for the management of the World Chess Championship and associated events, subject to approval by the 2012 FIDE General Assembly.[3] This approval was forthcoming in September 2012.[4]

In October 2014, Agon was sold to its current CEO Ilya Merenzon for the sum of one pound.[5]

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