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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    08 Apr '13 22:06
    will be held in Chennai,India between Nov 6 & 26. Approximately $6,525,000.00 is being allocated for the event.
  2. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    09 Apr '13 01:48
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    will be held in Chennai,India between Nov 6 & 26. Approximately $6,525,000.00 is being allocated for the event.
    http://chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211/PostId/4009418/breaking-world-championship-2013-in-chennai-080413.aspx
  3. 09 Apr '13 08:21
    I have already told the organisers I can't play. I have 45 games in progress here which is WAY above my self imposed limit - people aren't going to do the moves for me sheeesh.
  4. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    10 Apr '13 02:33
    bastards!!!
  5. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    03 May '13 17:43
    Mr.Carlsen and or his handlers are not happy with the lack of a fair bidding process and have filed a complaint.

    Paris has now joined the process and is bidding 2.65M Euro + 0.8M Euro to FIDE Chennai had bid 2.55M Euro which included the FIDE fee
  6. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    04 May '13 10:46 / 1 edit
    Now there is a bid from Paris. Get ready for the usual confusion. I wouldn't be surprised if it was cancelled knowing FIDE..

    http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/paris-is-ready-to-organize-world-championship-match
  7. 07 May '13 00:55
    FIDE have signed an agreement and it is to take place in India.

    Magnus has released this:

    "After qualifying for the World Championship match by winning the London
    Candidates I have been highly motivated for, and looking forward to the
    World Championship match against reigning champion V. Anand.

    I’m deeply disappointed and surprised by the FIDE decision to sign a
    contract for the 2013 match without going through the bidding process
    outlined in the WC regulations, and for not choosing neutral ground.
    The bid from Paris clearly showed that it would be possible to have more
    options to choose from.

    The lack of transparency, predictability and fairness is unfortunate for
    chess as a sport and for chess players.

    My team and I will now start preparing for the match. The main thing now
    will be to come to an agreement with the Indian Chess Federation and FIDE
    regarding terms and conditions before and during the match. I really hope
    this process will run quick and smoothly."

    The fear was he may walk if India was the venue.
    It seems not which is excellent news.