World Chess Championship Match

Carlsen, Magnus vs. Anand, Viswanathan

The World Championship match is the crown jewel of world chess. The 2014 match between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand will feature a maximum of twelve games played between November 8 and 28. The first player to score 6.5 points or more will be the World Champion. In case of a tie rapid and (if necessary) blitz games on November 27 will decide the match. The venue is the Sochi Media Center, in Sochi, Russia. Players have 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds added per move starting from move 61. The prize fund is 1 million euro with 60% going to the match winner. Official site: sochi2014.fide.com

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