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World Chess Championship: Anand – Kramnik 13 October 2008
The World Championship matchThe World Championship match where Viswanathan Anand (India) will defends his World title against Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) will now take place in Bonn, Germany. The match will consist of twelve games, played under classical time controls, in the period from October 14 to October 30, 2008. If there is a tie at the end of these games a tiebreak will be played on November 02, 2008. The prize fund, which will be split equally between the players, is 1,5 million Euro including taxes and FIDE licensee fees. The reigning and undisputed World Champion Anand won his title in September 2007 at the World Championship tournament in Mexico City . Kramnik, who was undefeated in his three world championship matches, became second in this double round robin event. The organizer of the World Championship 2008 is Universal Event Promotion (UEP), which is located in Dortmund (Germany) and has received all rights for the event from FIDE. The main sponsors of the World Championship are Evonik Industries and Gazprom.The match consists of twelve games, played under classical time controls: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 61.

Anand retains World Title!

Anand [6,5:4,5] Kramnik

1. Kramnik – Anand 1/2-1/2 2. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2 3.Kramnik – Anand 0-1 4. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2 5. Kramnik – Anand 0-1 6. Anand – Kramnik 1-0 7. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2 8. Kramnik – Anand 1/2-1/2 9. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2 10. Kramnik – Anand 1-0 11. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2

Schedule for the World Chess Championship 2008:
Tuesday October 14 Game 1
Wednesday October 15 Game 2
Friday October 17 Game 3
Saturday October 18 Game 4
Monday October 20 Game 5
Tuesday October 21 Game 6
Thursday October 23 Game 7
Friday October 24 Game 8
Sunday October 26 Game 9
Monday October 27 Game 10
Wednesday October 29 Game 11
Friday October 31 Game 12
Sunday November 2 Tiebreak


All photos: Torsten Behl © Official WCC web site


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