Tuesday, April 01, 2014

FIDE has selected the venue for 2014 Carlsen - Anand World Championship match


Breaking News:

The 2014 World Chess Championship match between chess phenom, model, and reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and 5-time World Champion Vishy Anand (India), will take place at the Kingdom of Genovia. It will be held from 5 November to 25 November 2014, under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

The Kingdom of Genovia will provide 10 million euros for this highly anticipated match, with 2/3 for the winner, and 1/3 for the loser, minus 20% fees to FIDE. This will be the largest prizes in chess history.

In a written statement, obtained exclusively by CDN, Princess Mia of Genovia said the following:

"Genovia is excited to host such a prestigious event. I am pleased that FIDE has accepted my bid. With the latest resurgence from 5-time World Champion Anand at the Candidates Tournament, chess fans from around the world will be in for a real treat."

The players will be playing their 12-game match in the Royal Palace. The teams of seconds for Carlsen and Anand will be announced by November 1. Legendary former World Champion Boris Spassky, and former World Championship Challenger Viktor Korchnoi, have been selected by FIDE to provide exciting LIVE commentary.

More details to come soon.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Happy April 1st.

Anonymous said...

Big fan of Princess Mia.

Anonymous said...

Nice anouncement! I'm thrilled to learn on april first where the venue will be. Now i can start making arrangement for a looooooong flight!

mrigankashekhar said...

IST April joke?

Jack said...

Ha... Ha... And some fools were saying there won't be anybody to sponsor this event because Anand is the challenger... I look forward to this wonderful event.. Let the best man win preferably Anand..

Edward Nii lamptey Thompson said...

April fool
great job Su

Anonymous said...

It's 1st April.....

cafestream said...

good april fool try :-)

Anonymous said...

looks like a April 1 hoax

Anonymous said...

Good joke

Anonymous said...

April 1 message

Anonymous said...

Yaaa... Cant wait to see the match on my telesponder... Have a discrete sat-nav graphication...

Anonymous said...

Has Russia been annexing overnight?

Anonymous said...

Any truth to the rumor that Bobby Fischer has also agreed to be a guest commentator? (contingent on the identification of a suitable medium)

Anonymous said...

April fools. Kingdom of Genovia is fictitious.

Anonymous said...

Nakamura has agreed to be the chief arbiter (the only way he can get close to a world championship match). He has also agreed to provide coffee and donuts to the press.

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTE NONSENSE. THERE IS NO SUCH COUNTRY CALLED GENOVIA... APRIL FOOLING..... ANDTHE NAMES OF THE COMMENTATORS BLOWS THE COOKED UP STORY.

Anonymous said...

This will screw up the championship match. This guy will bash and talk garbage about players. This guy has no decency and should be banned in the playing arena.

Anonymous said...

I thought Genovia is a fictional country! And why does this still not reflect in FIDE website

Anonymous said...

Nakamura cherish limelights. He want to be the center of attraction. Im tired of this guy. He thought he belongs to ELITE chess pkayers. Face the mirror NAKA and ask yourself DO I. ENOUGH OF YOUR GARBAGE.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to remind everyone Nakamura still has a chance to play Carlsen. All he has to do is beat an iphone app.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me. Is this an April fool's JOKE. Naka is overrated and no BRAIN to handle this grueling match.

Anonymous said...

April 1st?

Anonymous said...

Kingdom of Genovia? Seems as ficticious as the 'oil rig' in Norwegian waters story.

Jaikarpan said...

Wow what news on the 1st of April (All fools day)