Gearing up for the World Championship

Looking further afield than Suffolk for a change, there are just five weeks to go before the World Chess Championship takes place between the current Champion, Vishwanathan Anand (2775), and the Challenger, Magnus Carlsen (2870).   Carlsen qualified to challenge Anand by winning the Candidates Tournament, which took place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London, in March this year.

The match will take place in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chennai, India, from 6 to 26 November.   12 games are scheduled, one per day, with rest days after games 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 11.   Should the match be tied after the 12th game on 24 November, tie-break games will be played on the 26th.

The time control for the games will give each player 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting after move 61.   Tie-break games, if played, will have increasingly limited time controls.

This is the official website, where you will be able to watch the games live.

Not only is Anand nearly 100 rating points adrift, but Carlsen also has a 21-year age advantage!

2 thoughts on “Gearing up for the World Championship
    1. Sadly, no. Pity, because they'd get some decent opposition, with eight players (so far) graded over 200.

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