Tuesday, April 01, 2014
FIDE has selected the venue for 2014 Carlsen - Anand World Championship match
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.