World Title Match At Moscow In 2012

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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:07 am

http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/c ... fand-match

Maybe, or maybe Moscow or London or Minsk

http://www.whychess.org/en/node/781


The FIDE President said:

Now we have two official bids – from Moscow and Chennai. Besides that, interest has also been shown in holding the match from London, where a new sponsor has appeared, and Minsk. The deadline is 31st July. I’ll officially declare which bid has won on 1 August.
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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:31 pm

Bids confirmed from Moscow and Chennai, decision on 10 August

http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... -2012.html
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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:50 am

Why? They are consulting the players - Gelfand may favour Moscow and Anand may not want the extra pressure of playing at home

Finally, the decision is being made by someone not rational, who may be under pressure from Russia

Who did India vote for in the Presidential election and what have the Indian Government said about his visit to Libya? That seems to have determined some of his policy in selecting World Cup wildcards
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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by AustinElliott » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:43 am

Mick Norris wrote:Why? They are consulting the players - Gelfand may favour Moscow and Anand may not want the extra pressure of playing at home
On the other hand, Anand might figure 'home advantage' (e.g. that the climate in Chennai might disagree with Gelfand...)

Do we know if either of the players has said anything?

At least the players seem to have an obvious mutual respect for one another, which should avoid some of the more unpleasant shenanigans of World Title matches passim.

PS Mildly surprised there wasn't a bid from Israel.

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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:18 am

AustinElliott wrote:Mildly surprised there wasn't a bid from Israel.
I refer the honourable gentleman to the aforementioned FIDE presidential trip to Libya.

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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:21 am

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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:24 am

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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:56 am

Time to change the thread title, the match will be in Moscow, prize fund $2.55 million

http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... lease.html
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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Daniel Young » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:45 pm

Definitely? That press release has been removed from the FIDE website, and this posted on the ChessBase website:
ChessBase News wrote:This morning FIDE announced that the 2012 World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand would be held in Moscow, Russia. The prize fund would be US$ 2.55. In addition the women's world championship between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru would be in Tirana, Albania. Subsequently FIDE asked us to remove the press release and stand by for further news.
Any ideas? :?

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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Richard Thursby » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:10 pm

Daniel Young wrote:
ChessBase News wrote:...The prize fund would be US$ 2.55. ...
Any ideas? :?
Only that the stated prize fund equates to about 20 minutes' work at the current US Federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour). :)

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Re: World Title Match At Chennai In 2012

Post by Daniel Young » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:12 pm

Richard Thursby wrote:
Daniel Young wrote:
ChessBase News wrote:...The prize fund would be US$ 2.55. ...
Any ideas? :?
Only that the stated prize fund equates to about 20 minutes' work at the current US Federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour). :)
Another major event being decided by blitz games, eh? :roll:

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Re: World Title Match at Moscow 2012

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:33 pm

Warren Kingston wrote:Second attempt.
What?
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Re: World Title Match at Moscow 2012

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:54 pm

"World title match in Moscow" - sounds like the good old days...

Out of interest, it says on the FIDE press release that India would have first option on the 2013 match - I thought they had introduced a two year cycle?

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Re: World Title Match At Moscow In 2012

Post by Michael Jones » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:06 am

Perhaps the safest thread title would be "World Championship match to be held somewhere, probably next year, but possibly somewhere else and the year after, depending on the whims of FIDE".

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Re: World Title Match At Moscow In 2012

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:31 am

Indeed, FIDE have now pulled the Press Release for reasons not specified

http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/g ... eru-tirana
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