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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Anand and Gelfand both happy to play in Moscow

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Hello everyone,

We bet you're wondering whether Fide has finally made a statement about the World Chess Championship 2012 or not. Well, yes! they have and has this very nice report with quotes by both Anand and Gelfand. Must read.

Both World Champion Vishy Anand and his challenger Boris Gelfand are happy to play their 2012 title match in Moscow. Anand said he likes to play for "the knowledgeable and appreciative audience" in Russia. Gelfand: "It’s good to have a neutral venue."

Earlier today FIDE confirmed that the 2012 World Championship match will be held in the Skolkovo Technology Centre near Moscow, with a prize fund of $2.55 million. The Russian Chess Federation today clarifies that part of the match will be played in Skolkovo, and part in one of the major Moscow museums (which was the original plan). You can read in detail here.

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