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Dubai Expo-2020 to host World Chess Championship for first time in history

 Delhi [India]: For the first time in Expo history, the Expo 2020 will host the World Chess Championship in which two world-class players go head-to-head, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to India Dr Ahmed Albanna said on Wednesday.Interacting with Indian media at UAE Embassy here on the occasion of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations that started on November 24 and will continue until December 16, Albanna said: “Magnus Carlsen from Norway and Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia will start their games this week for a 2.25 million US dollars prize”. Expo 2020, which opened on October 1, this year in Dubai, will conclude on March 31, 2022. The event coincides with the UAE’s 50th anniversary in 2021.The ambassador said that UAE has selected “Connecting minds, creating the future” as a theme of Expo 2020 with three subthemes– opportunity, mobility and sustainability.“While the theme “opportunity”…

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