World Championship 2014

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ANAND-CARLSEN Sochi 2014 | Candidates 2014

Previous championships:
Anand-Carlsen 2013 | Anand-Gelfand 2012 | Anand-Topalov 2010

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November is one of the most exciting months for chess fans - the World championship will be held between 7th and 27th November in Sochi, Russia, and we will see the current champion Magnus Carlsen meet the candidate (and 5 times former world champion) Viswanathan Anand.

Carlsen currently holds the titles of World champion in classic, rapid and blitz chess.

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The Match is a culmination of the two-year FIDE cycle and is played every two years between the incumbent Champion and the winner of the Candidates tournament. The Match is played over a maximum of twelve games and the winner of the match shall be the first player to score 6.5 points or more. If the scores are level after 12 games, 4 tie-break are played.

The first game of the Match will start on November 8 at 3PM Moscow time.

Former champions

Year Venue Player Player Champion
2006 Russia Government House,[4] Elista Russia Vladimir Kramnik Bulgaria Veselin Topalov Kramnik
2007 Mexico Hotel Sheraton Centro Histórico, Mexico City India Viswanathan Anand 7 players Anand
2008 Germany Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn India Viswanathan Anand Russia Vladimir Kramnik Anand
2010 Bulgaria Central Military Club, Sofia India Viswanathan Anand Bulgaria Veselin Topalov Anand
2012 Russia Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow India Viswanathan Anand Israel Boris Gelfand Anand
2013 India Hyatt Regency Chennai, Chennai[5] Norway Magnus Carlsen India Viswanathan Anand Carlsen
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