General Oct 16, 2014 | 11:32 AMby Colin McGourty

Guide to the 2014 World Chess Championship

The organisers of the World Chess Championship match have published a short PDF document giving some key details about the event – essential reading for anyone contemplating a visit to Sochi during the World Championship match. As well as giving the schedule and venue information it lists the official hotels and even recommended eating venues. As the build-up continues we’re also including links to our coverage of the 2013 World Championship match, so you can get in the mood for this year’s battle.

The PDF Guide can be downloaded below:

We also covered the build-up to the event in the following article:

With three weeks still remaining why not take a look back at what happened when Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen met in 2013 in Chennai?

The press conference after Magnus Carlsen won game 9 of the 2013 World Championship match. Rustam Kasimdzhanov annotated the final move: "As cold showers go, this one is liquid hydrogen" | photo: JM Mahesh,

At the time chess24 hadn’t officially launched, so it’s likely you missed our articles with each game annotated by either long-term Anand second Rustam Kasimdzhanov or Jan Gustafsson. If that's the case, you're in for a treat!

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