WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:37 am

Andrew Murray-Watson wrote:Hi everyone
Just to add to Leonard's post, I appreciate that there is a degree of doubt about New York being the venue for the championship match. But all I can say is that it is definitely happening in New York and we will make an announcement in the next two to three weeks. We have some incredibly exciting plans for the Championship match and I know that everyone is keen to hear as much detail as possible as quickly as possible. So as soon as we are ready to announce details, we will do so at the earliest possible moment.

Days to the deadline announced and we might just make it. Fingers crossed ...



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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Steven DuCharme » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:24 am

I think they should play under a large portrait of Bobby Fischer.
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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:07 am

Leonard Barden (Monday July 18th) wrote: Andrew sent me this response:
"The match is to take place in New York. There is zero chance it will take place anywhere other than New York. An announcement on the specific venue will be made in the next two to three weeks. Details of sponsors will also be announced shortly."
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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:00 pm

Won’t be tomorrow after all, apparently

"May take another few days" says Tarjei



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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:54 am

Venue = South Street Seaport according to Tarjei

https://twitter.com/TarjeiJS/status/762887261931184128


If my progressively less reliable memory serves,, that’s a bustling (noisy) tourist trap on the South East corner of Manhattan

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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:41 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote: If my progressively less reliable memory serrves…
You need to play more chess.

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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:35 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Venue = South Street Seaport according to Tarjei

https://twitter.com/TarjeiJS/status/762887261931184128


If my progressively less reliable memory serves,, that’s a bustling (noisy) tourist trap on the South East corner of Manhattan
Yes, it seems familiar, so I may have been, although can't remember exactly :oops:
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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:16 am

chess24 report
The Fulton Market building in Lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport will host the encounter from 10-30 November, with Agon appearing to back down on the demand to publish the moves exclusively on their own website. So far the identity of the sponsors remains a mystery.
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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:37 pm

The incredibly exciting plans appear to be charging spectators up to $50 a ticket and a gift shop selling souvenirs. Clearly AGON are a game changer.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/nyreg ... .html?_r=0

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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:46 pm

Chris Rice wrote:The incredibly exciting plans appear to be charging spectators up to $50 a ticket and a gift shop selling souvenirs. Clearly AGON are a game changer.
That's much the same as Ray Keene and the PCA came up with for the 1993 match at the Savoy. If anything their prices were higher.

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Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:49 am

The last World Championship match, held in Sochi in Russia in 2014, enjoyed record-breaking coverage with the total audience for the whole event topping 1.2 billion people.

FIDE and Agon Limited will provide a live broadcast of the Match through it’s http://worldchess.com/ website.
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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:47 am

Celebrity fans of the sport include Jay Z, Kevin Spacey, Jude Law, Arnold Schwarzenegger and President Obama.
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Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:04 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Chris Rice wrote:The incredibly exciting plans appear to be charging spectators up to $50 a ticket and a gift shop selling souvenirs. Clearly AGON are a game changer.
That's much the same as Ray Keene and the PCA came up with for the 1993 match at the Savoy. If anything their prices were higher.

My memory - see disclaimer above - is that they originally wanted to charge £40 and £80 and then someway into the match cut prices to £20 and £40. Possibly it was £40 and £20 to start with and later cut down from there. Either way, Pretty steep now let along 20+ years ago. Certainly it was enough to put me - fresh out of university (albeit debt free unlike those in a similar position today) - off from attending.

Wasn’t attendance at the '95 match free? You just had to but a ticket to get up to the top of the world trade centre like everybody else. Different times, of course.

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