World Chess Championship 2014 begins at Sochi, Russia

The World Chess Championship 2014 will be a match between the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, and challenger Viswanathan Anand, to determine the 2014 World Chess Champion.

It will be held from 7 November to 28 November 2014, under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in Sochi, Russia.

In this tournament, eight players will compete against Carlsen in the World Chess Championship.

Some rules of this championship

  • Drawing of colours: The draw will be conducted during the opening ceremony and will be reversed in Round 7. (The player getting the white in game 1 shall play game 7 with the black).
  • Time Control: The game will be played using the electronic clock approved by the FIDE. Each game will be of 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves. From the 61st move, there will be an increment of 30 seconds per move.
  • Point System: A player who wins the game will be awarded 1 point and no point will be awarded in case of a defeat. If the game ends in a draw, both players will share half point

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