Magnus Carlsen - Vishwanathan Anand 2014 Rematch for the World Chess ChampionshipProduct Code: B0268IS
The match was held in the sports facility in Sochi, Russia on the Black Sea coast that had been constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games which were held from 7 to 23 February 2014. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, stepped forward and offered to fund the match. This was the first time ever in history that a head of state has offered to sponsor a World Chess Championship Match. The prize fund was one million Euros. This is the minimum prize fund stipulated by FIDE in the official regulations. The prize fund was to be divided 60 percent to the winner and 40 percent to the loser if the match ended within the 12 regular games. In the case that the winner was decided by tie-break games, the winner would have received 55 percent and the loser 45 percent.
Raymond Keene OBE is an English chess Grandmaster, a FIDE International Arbiter, a chess organizer, and a journalist and author. He won the British Chess Championship in 1971, and was the first player from England to earn a Grandmaster norm, in 1974. In 1976 he became the second Englishman, following Tony Miles, to be awarded the Grandmaster title. He represented his country in eight Chess Olympiads. Keene retired from competitive play in 1986 at the age of thirty eight, and is now better known as a chess organizer, columnist and author. He was involved in organizing the 1986, 1993 and 2000 World Chess Championships; and the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Mind Sports Olympiads; all held in London. He has been chess correspondent of The Times since 1985, and is a prolific author, having written over 100 books on chess. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to chess in 1985.
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|Publication Date||Dec 19, 2014|
|Notation Type||AN - Algebraic|
|Book Binding Type||Paperback|
|Book Edition||This is a Modern Reprint of a Classic Book|