November 7-28, 2014 saw Sochi hosting the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Viswanathan Anand (India).
Arkady Dvorkovich was chairman of the Match Organizing Committee, and it was on his initiative that a number of other chess-related events took place in Sochi, such as grandmaster blitz tournament dedicated to Mikhail Tal, a tournament for young Russian champions, as well as multiple simuls.
Among honorable guests of the match were world champions Boris Spassky, Nona Gaprindashvili, Anatoly Karpov, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Zhu Chen, and Antoaneta Stefanova. Taking part in the closing ceremony was the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The 11th edition of the International tournament dedicated to the memory of the 8th world chess champion Mikhail Tal was held in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism and in the Central Chess Club in Moscow on March 1-5, 2018. The super tournament was devided into two parts: rapid and blitz. The total prize fund was $ 150,000. World famous musician Yury Bashmet and his Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra took part in the opening ceremony.
Viswanathan Anand won the rapid part of the super tournament, while Sergey Karjakin won the blitz tournament. Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich congratulated and rewarded the winners and prize-winners at the closing ceremony. During this event a soiree in memory of Vladimir Dvorkovich (30.12.1937-29.06.2005), an authoritative international arbiter, journalist, and a very erudite person, took place in Moscow.