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Anand-Carlsen: All The Info

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 08.11.13 06:51.

We're still counting down and it's now less than 19 hours until the start of the much awaited World Championship match in Chennai between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. On Saturday, November 9th, at 15:00 hrs local time, the players will start their first game. For your convenience, here's all the important info one more time.

Chess fans around the globe are waiting for one of the most anticipated chess events in recent years: the Anand-Carlsen world title match. Here's all the important information you need.

Schedule

Date Event Colors Sydney Chennai Amsterdam/Paris New York Los Angeles
09.11.2013 Game 1 Carlsen-Anand 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
10.11..2013 Game 2 Anand-Carlsen 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
11.11.2013 Rest Day            
12.11.2013 Game 3 Carlsen-Anand 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
13.11.2013 Game 4 Anand-Carlsen 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
14.11.2013 Rest Day            
15.11.2013 Game 5 Carlsen-Anand 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
16.11.2013 Game 6 Anand-Carlsen 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
17.11.2013 Rest Day            
18.11.2013 Game 7 Anand-Carlsen 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
19.11.2013 Game 8 Carlsen-Anand 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
20.11.2013 Rest Day            
21.11.2013 Game 9 Anand-Carlsen 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
22.11.2013 Game 10 Carlsen-Anand 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
23.11.2013 Rest Day            
24.11.2013 Game 11 Anand-Carlsen 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
25.11.2013 Rest Day            
26.11.2013 Game 12 Carlsen-Anand 20:30 15:00 10:30 04:30 01:30
27.11.2013 Rest Day            
28.11.2013 Tie Break Games     To be decided      
28.11.2013 Closing Ceremony     To be decided      

At the opening ceremony on Thursday, the drawing of colors resulted in Magnus Carlsen playing with the white pieces in the first game.

World Chess Championship 2013

PlayersRatingG01G02G03G04G05G06G07G08G09G10G11G12Pts
Viswanathan Anand 2775 . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Magnus Carlsen 2870 . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

The players

Viswanathan Anand (India, 43) retained the world title after defeating the challenger, Boris Gelfand, in the FIDE World Championship Match 2012 in Moscow, Russia. Before that, after winning the Mexico 2007 World Championship tournament, Anand successfully defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn 2008 and against Veselin Topalov in Sofia 2010. Anand was also FIDE World Champion in 2000 after winning a knockout tournament.

Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 22) became the official challenger by winning the Candidates Tournament 2013, played in London in March of this year, after a thrilling finish where Vladimir Kramnik ended on an equal number of points but lost on tiebreak. Carlsen has been the most successful tournament player in recent years and is the highest rated player in the world by a big margin. In December last year he broke Garry Kasparov's record of highest rating ever.

Anand & Carlsen at the Tal Memorial in 2011

Regulations

You can find the official regulations of the match here in PDF. Below we'll give the most important aspects:

  • The World Chess Championship Match 2013 will consist of 12 games and if necessary, tie-break games. The draw for colors will be conducted during the opening ceremony. The colors shall be reversed after game 6. (The player getting the white color in game 1 shall play game 7 with the black color).   
  • The time control for each game shall be: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting after move 61 has been made.
  • If the scores are level after the regular twelve (12) games, after a new drawing of colors, four (4) tie-break games shall be played. The games shall be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds after each move. If the scores are level after this, then, after a new drawing of colors, a match of 2 games shall be played with a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment after each move. In case of a level score, another 2-game match will be played to determine a winner. If still there is no winner after 5 such matches (total 10 games), one sudden-death game will be played. The player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the color. The player with the white pieces shall receive 5 minutes, the  player with the black pieces shall receive 4 minutes whereupon, after the 60th move, both players shall receive an increment of 3 seconds starting from move 61. In case of a draw the player with the black pieces is declared the winner.

Prize fund & venue

The prize fund will be about 14 Crore rupees (1,673.560 Euros or 2,240,840 US$) and will be divided 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 12 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, the winner shall receive 55% and the loser 45%.

The venue is the 5-star Hyatt Regency in the heart of Chennai. Tickets can be booked here - they're not sold out yet.

Chess.com coverage

Chess.com will offer a wide array of exclusive, comprehensive coverage. With live (ChessTV) coverage during the round, exclusive on- site reporting, and a "post game show," we plan to offer its worldwide community, in all time zones, the most detailed look into all the action from Chennai. Find all info here!

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  • vor 13 Monate

    dardav

    Thanks Mattew-b-rook .

    1:30 am is in Los Angeles California . However , they broadcast it 30 min after game is started .

  • vor 14 Monate

    kiarash_mt

    thank you

  • vor 14 Monate

    matthew_b_rook

    what time are the games in the California?

  • vor 14 Monate

    matthew_b_rook

    Dardav it is 1:30 am the times are a 24 hour clock

  • vor 14 Monate

    dardav

    Los Angeles 1:30 pm or am ? Anybody please ....

  • vor 14 Monate

    kelvin2004

    Im for Magnus Carlsen! (my chessclub is named Magnus)Tongue Out

  • vor 14 Monate

    pulpfriction

    First game ends in a draw.  As I predicted.  In just 12 moves.  No one could predict THAT!  Excited about tomorrow's match.

  • vor 14 Monate

    hkvg

    Ist game ends in draw.

  • vor 14 Monate

    SonofPearl

    Chess.com coverage is underway! http://www.chess.com/tv

  • vor 14 Monate

    nibir

    Okay just have found another alternative link. 
    http://chennai2013.fide.com/live-video-streaming-alternate-server/

  • vor 14 Monate

    nibir

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  • vor 14 Monate

    SonofPearl

  • vor 14 Monate

    SonofPearl

    @nibir - in about 10 minutes.

  • vor 14 Monate

    nibir

    When chesstv.com will start live telecast ?? Innocent

  • vor 14 Monate

    SonofPearl

    And the match is underway with a Reti opening! Cool

  • vor 14 Monate

    Aaronsky72

    "Anand Rules ....He's the undisputed king of 64 squares!!!!  your arguement is invalid "

    That meme is based on the construction involving a random, incomprehensible statement who's irrationality is designed to confuse the opponent followed by the qualifier "Your argument is invalid".

    Thus it follows that "Anand rules ....He's the undisputed king of 64 squares!!!!" is an irrational, confusing statement.

  • vor 14 Monate

    yogiOK

    I actually think that 12 games is a good number. To go longer reminds me of Kasparov v. Karpov, when Karpov was winning to a certain point. It becomes too much of a match of attrition, when fatique becomes too big a factor. It should be as much about chess as possible, and in 12 games each one really matters. A 12-round tournament would really be a long one, and the quality of these games should be very high, especially with rest days after each even-numbered game. A longer match would also more heavily favor the younger player.

  • vor 14 Monate

    Artemi

    I think 12 games is not sufficient to determine the World Champion....

  • vor 14 Monate

    EyeKnows

    hopefully this is decided in 12 games. if it goes past that it will suck being decided on faster time controls. 12 games is too short.

  • vor 14 Monate

    P_G_M

    Can someone provide the Anand's Team members and Carlsen's Team members.

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