After winning the title from Viswanathan Anand in Chennai, India in 2013, Magnus Carlsen has enjoyed and defended the World Chess Champion title for three years. Now this coming November, a new challenger representing Russia, Sergey Karjakin, winner of the Candidates Tournament 2016, will battle Magnus for the coveted title. From November 11th to November 30th, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin will face off in a 12 game match. In the case of a tie, an additional four rapid chess games, followed by five two-game blitz matches will decide the winner.
The pivotal match will take place in New York City in the newly renovated Fulton Market Building located in the South Street Seaport, an area that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. A vitalization project over the past three years has brought the area back to life and will allow for the event to take place in a compelling new venue.
With the World Chess Champion title on the line, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin have been deep in preparation for the mentally demanding competition. In addition to the honor and glory, a reported 2 million euro prize fund will be awarded to the winner.
The World Chess Championship 2016 will be accompanied by a variety of exciting viewing options for fans all over the world to follow along. Agon, the commercial partner of the championship, has announced that the event will be the first of any sport to be broadcast in 360-degree virtual reality. In addition, live commentary, a multi-camera view and an interactive dashboard complete with a live expert chat, game timeline and multifunctional board will all be provided for viewers with access.
With just over a month left until the exciting match, grab your tickets quickly and get ready to support your favorite chess player in this paramount event. Tickets are on sale now and can be found on www.worldchess.com!