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Match Carlsen-Anand: Venue, Schedule, Tickets

Russian Federation and the city of Sochi are hosting the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014. It will take place from November 7th to November 28th, 2014.

The match is between World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and winner of the Candidates Tournament 2014 Viswanathan Anand (India).

The FWCM 2014 shall be played over a maximum of twelve (12) games and the winner shall be the first player to earn 6.5 points or more. If winner scores 6.5 points in less than 12 games then Closing Ceremony will be re-scheduled for an earlier date.

Chief Arbiter is IA Andrzej Filipowicz (Poland). Deputy Arbiters are Husan Turdaliev and Anatoliy Byhovskiy.

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The playing venue under preparation

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Venue:

The Match is being held at the Olympic Media Center. It served as the main media hub during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and hosted over 8000 journalists.

There is going to be a hundred seats in the playing hall in Sochi, but the venue can accommodate more spectators in the special visitors’ areas. Both English and Russian-language commentary areas will be available for free for those who want to follow the games live.

The tickets for the FIDE World Chess Championship match are available online. Spectators can purchase either tournament passes or tickets for a specific round. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the “Chess in Schools” program.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich will host the Chess Salon at the playing venue.

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Henrik Carlsen inspecting the area

Henrik Carlsen inspecting the area

Currently it is sunny in Sochi with temperatures as high as 20°C. The forecast for November predicts mostly sunny weather with occasional showers and temperatures ranging between 5-15°C.

View from the official hotel where the players will stay

View from the official hotel where the players will stay

Schedule:

November 7 – Opening Ceremony
November 8 – Round 1
November 9 – Round 2
November 10 – Rest Day
November 11 – Round 3
November 12 – Round 4
November 13 – Rest Day
November 14 – Round 5
November 15 – Round 6
November 16 – Rest Day
November 17 – Round 7
November 18 – Round 8
November 19 – Rest Day
November 20 – Round 9
November 21 – Round 10
November 22 – Rest Day
November 23 – Round 11
November 24 – Rest Day
November 25 – Round 12
November 26 – Rest Day
November 27 – Tie-Break Games
November 28 – Awards and Closing

The games will start daily at 3pm Moscow time (compare time zones here), with live analysis on Chessdom.com.

Photos courtesy of the Organizing Committee and Danara Shovunova

Sunset in Sochi

Sunset in Sochi

Meanwhile in Sochi... The weather is nice and all the preparations in progress

Meanwhile in Sochi… The weather is nice and all the preparations in progress

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