Paris Is Ready to Host Anand - Carlsen Match

Время публикации: 04.05.2013 18:58 | Последнее обновление: 04.05.2013 19:04

The capital of France intends to pay more than Chennai   

Several hours after the Norwegian Chess Federation published an open letter addressed to FIDE another announcement appeared: French Chess Federation is ready to hold the World Championship match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen in Paris. The idea is supported by the Mayor of the capital Bertrand Delanoe, who has sent a letter regarding this matter to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

According to the press release published on Chessvibes the bid of France is much higher than the one by Chennai "a 2.65 million Euro prize fund and a 800,000 Euro contribution to FIDE, compared to the 2,55 million dollar prize fund from India."

"Paris is the city where FIDE was born and ever since, chess has been part of our cultural heritage. Our Capital is looking forward to organize and welcome in the best possible conditions this Championship that will enable Paris to profile itself internationally," the Paris Mayor wrote in his letter to Ilyumzhinov.


Let us remind you, the FIDE Presidential Board meeting on May 5-6 in Baku plans to make a decision on the venue of the World Championship match.


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