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Chennai To Host Anand v Carlsen Match

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/5/13, 5:32 AM.

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Eye-witnesses at the FIDE Presidential Board meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan (from 4-7 May 2013) say that Chennai, India has today been confirmed as the host city for the Anand v Carlsen match from 6-26 November 2013.

Magnus Carlsen and his advisors had been unhappy for the venue to be decided without any bidding process being undertaken, and recently issued a formal complaint about the matter. It seems that their complaint has either been ignored or dismissed.

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UPDATE: FIDE President Kirsan Illyumzhinov (centre) has confirmed the decision on twitter

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Picture via Ali Nihat Yazici on Twitter.

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  • 17 months ago

    Lions

    good news!

  • 17 months ago

    fleiman

    To play in India it's not fair. For example, Someone believe that in 1972 Fischer would agree to play with Spassky in Moscow ?

  • 17 months ago

    Chess_Lover11

    Let it be at India, it will be a great boost for chess in our country, which we really need it.

    Although am not in favour of choosing destination without obliging the procedures.

  • 17 months ago

    MorphyKarpov

    If Carlsen decides not to play in Chennai, all chess players around the world would agreed to him. FIDE is totally corrupt and Carlen, like number one, has a responsability to fight against it. If not, he has just the player with highest ELO perform, that is all

  • 17 months ago

    MKCIMICMAN2

    The problem is Fide chose not to follow its own rules. The logic to accept less makes no sense and hurts the game. They look corupt even it they are not we don't know. I would like to know reasoning on their pick of sites.All Carlsen is asking is the for the process to be above board. There have been the non chess playing public already questioning . We will not be taken seriously ever! In the past we looked like fools and one would think we would learn from it. Chatur if india wins the rights then so be it, but to take a millon less smells of dishonest practice. By the way most chess public are also asking the same question why , including the masters out there. If they are doing for past pracices during other matches then let it be known. 

  • 17 months ago

    MorphyKarpov

    Maybe Carlsen is the best chess player in those days, but he is not a leader,

    players like Kasparov or Fischer never allowed to play in Anand's home

  • 17 months ago

    Steve212000

    Seems odd,perhaps the lower bid was firm,and the higher conditional. I can't believe either player wanted to throw away half a million each. lol

  • 17 months ago

    EternalChess

    I do not care where the venue will be, but why take a bid who offers 1 million less?

  • 17 months ago

    Steve212000

    I agree,with Octopus_Knight ,once Carlsen wins,he can start calling the shots,but nobody wants the title to be devided again,I hope.

  • 17 months ago

    PissedOffPawn

    This is anand's most likely last chance at defending his title. Let him do it at home for once. I'm sure you all remember the Topalov debacle, and Anand did not complain.

  • 17 months ago

    Octopus_Knight

    Vishy deserves the right to defend his title in his home nation.  

  • 17 months ago

    offtherook

    Really Steve? Comparing the location of which luxury hotel to play a board game in to the Holocaust? Might you be blowing it just a little out of proportion?

  • 17 months ago

    steve_bute

    @vijaykulkarni ... I think there are important factors for each individual player (eg. weather/climate, diet, noise control), and any hosting proposal should provide for the comforts of both players. India is perfectly capable of meeting all requirements.

    It's FIDE that seems to be the problem. It (movement toward dictatorship) always starts with small things, progressively helped along by constituents saying 'Let this pass, it's a small thing'.

    "First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out.
    Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.
    Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out.
    And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."

    -- Niemoller


  • 17 months ago

    TruePatzer

    I thought Anand was from China Undecided

  • 17 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    the players would be paid much more if there was a bidding process. the paris offer already was 1 million more prize money --- not mention other interested sponsors ---  and FIDE takes 50% of the prize in any case.  very strange!  so it would not surprise me if they would try to play outside of FIDE jurisdiction.

  • 17 months ago

    GoodGoodChess

    Cool

  • 17 months ago

    IndianHarry

    I don't see FIDE corrupted in this case, Since FIDE have a class(Rule) to choose a sponsor even if they go for a bidding process. In this case already FIDE choose venue and given rights to the sponsor. So there is no point of arguing now. Just FIDE stick on to there decision.

    We Indians like to see our Champion to defend his title in his home town. 

  • 17 months ago

    Melchizedek10

    If Carlsen denied to play, I only think it will hurt his reputation...like many people said and agree...the WC should have more complaining rights but Anand in all his championship has been so gracely.

  • 17 months ago

    vijaykulkarni

    steve_bute Agree different issues. They are clearly arguing @ Carlsen comfort and part of the issue is FIDE rules and regulation / constitution. Why talk of weather, climate etc ?

  • 17 months ago

    theunsjb

    I just cannot believe that FIDE is THIS corrupt.  Unbelievable. {#emotions_dlg.undecided}

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