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World Championship Set For Chennai

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/19/13, 8:53 AM.

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FIDE have announced a "Memorandum of Understanding" with the All India Chess Federation to hold the next world chess championship match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen in Chennai, India from 6-26 Nov 2013.

However, this is dependant on FIDE receiving the necessary funds by the dates required. The agreement is shown below, signed on behalf of FIDE by Vice President, Israel Gelfer.

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  • 12 months ago

    nameno1had

  • 12 months ago

    HaydenPanettiere

    Yes Anand wane play home , sorry  it won't help Carlsen  will still winCool 

  • 12 months ago

    Vlodior

    Well, Well, people more interested in money and not in chess.

  • 12 months ago

    jimmie_cecil

    I think that under the rules and regulations FIDE clearly maintains the right to reject any bid application, and therefore can, in effect, decide the location of the World Chess Champtionship match on its own.  However, if there was only one bid, without giving any other federation the opportunity to bid that this contravenes FIDE's own rules and regulations. 

  • 12 months ago

    vijaykulkarni

    albatrosses  

    London is a much better venue!

    Hello.. Have you ever been to Chennai?

  • 12 months ago

    bigbikefan

    Ilyumzhinov must go.

  • 12 months ago

    albatrosses

    London is a much better venue!

  • 12 months ago

    Incrense

    LOL this is FIDE world match 2013 why bring in Topalov? There should be a bidding process as said in the regulations. I hope Mr G. Kasparov step in to uphold his words. Lets go to his facebook fan page to encourge him.

  • 12 months ago

    kunjan_kp

    According to D.V. Sundar, the V.P of FIDE, AICF/Chennai had bid for the Anand-Gelfand match, as well as, opposed the Anand-Topalov match to be played in Sofia(which Anand overcoming all the difficulties defeated Topalov in Bulgaria). So there was a little despair amongst the AICF and FIDE. So, for the promtion of Chess and for the good of the game the match was given to Chennai. I understand dat this decision made many Carlsen "fan-boys" and Anand haters unhappy, but "Deal with it !" It is for the good of the game.

  • 12 months ago

    jimmie_cecil

    I wonder whether there were any other bids for the match?

    The "Rules and Regulations For the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2013" state:

    15. Selection of the Organizer.

    15.1 Any federation that is a member of FIDE or any sponsor may bid for the World Championship Match (FWCM). FIDE shall consult the federation where the sponsor proposes to hold the FWCM. If the federation refuses or is unable to co-operate, FIDE may still accept a proposal from a potential sponsor.

    15.3 FIDE may exercise the right to reject any bid application.

    15.5 The FIDE Presidential Board shall decide which applicant shall be chosen. The decision reached shall be based on the following criteria, which are to be viewed as a whole: 

    a) prize fund 

    b) covering of organizational costs 

    c) playing conditions 

    d) providing visas to all players, trainers and officials. 

    e) security assistance for all players and officials. 

    f) chess activity both actual and potential in the country hosting the FWCM. 

    g) media possibilities 

    h) potential development of chess worldwide. 

    i) climatic conditions during the period of the tournament 

    j) taxation conditions in the hosting country in respect of the prize fund. 

    If a Presidential Board meeting cannot be held, the FIDE President takes the decision in consultation with the WCOC.

  • 12 months ago

    NimzoRoy


  • 12 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    FIDE gets 50%!?  money hard earned. Surprised

  • 12 months ago

    Incrense

    Wow without any bidding? wow I fully, completely and 100% agrees with Mr G. Kasparov comment.

    http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/garry-kasparov-turns-50

    its illegal outrageous.

  • 12 months ago

    Balachandar

    There won't be any problem with the money. it's peanuts for the government. They deal in only Lakhs of Crores [One lakh crore = 1,00,000,00,00,000 = 1,000,000,000,000 = One trillion]. Though people starve in the streets. 

  • 12 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @ Sam97 - I've added that, just in case! Smile

  • 12 months ago

    Vivinski

    don't like it

  • 12 months ago

    Sam97

    For those who don't know, Chennai is in India!

  • 12 months ago

    BloodyJack

    I like how they squeezed another word in with blue pen Laughing

  • 12 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Good!  Now I hope there is no problem with the money.  

  • 12 months ago

    vijaykulkarni

    Any like button.. luv it

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