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Chennai confirmed as World Championship venue

5/5/2013 – First announced on April 8th, then confirmed in a memorandum of understanding on April 19th, subsequently vigorously protested by the Norwegian Chess Federation on May 3rd – with a rival bid presented by Paris on the same day – FIDE has now signed the final agreement at the Presidential Board meeting in Baku, awarding the 2013 World Championship to Chennai, India. Press release and photos.
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Press release

World Championship match to take place at Chennai

The FIDE Presidential Board meeting which is in progress at Baku, Azerbaijan, today confirmed Chennai as the venue for the World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, from 06-26 November 2013. The agreement was signed today at Baku by Bharat Singh, Hony Secretary All India Chess Federation and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

All India Chess Federation

Together with the press release the AICF sent us the following pictures:

FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong, FIDE Vice President D.V. Sundar, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Bharat Singh, Honorary Secretary of the All India Chess Federation at the signing. Standing in the background R.M. Dongre, Treasurer All India Chess Federation.

Sundar, Ilyumzhinov and Bharat Singh during the signing of the contract

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done correctly

The signees are joined by Continental President for Asia Sheikh Sultan Bin
Khalifa Al-Nehyan (second from left) to celebrate

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