Thursday, May 10, 2012

Anand vs. Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012

he official 2012 FIDE World Chess Championship between the reigning champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and his challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel starts tomorrow (11 May) at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. The prize fund is a cool $2.55 million, with the winner receiving $1.53 million (60%), the loser $1.02 million (40%). The official match website will have coverage and commentary in Russian and English. The English language commentator will be Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam, editor in chief of New in Chess, who will be joined by Nigel Short (on 11–12 May), Jan Timman (14–15 May), Joel Lautier (17 May), Peter Svidler (18, 23–24 and 28 May), Peter Leko (20–21 May), and Vladimir Kramnik (26 May).

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