Wednesday, August 10

Carlsen vs Karjakin Match in Manhattan

Magnus Carlsen (Credit: Tata)
Sergey Karjakin (Credit: Tata)


Press Release from the World Chess Federation (FIDE):
The FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2016 is to take place at the Seaport District in Manhattan, New York.

The three week long Championship Match, to be held from November 11th to 30th, will be contested by 25-year-old reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and his challenger, 26-year-old Sergey Karjakin of Russia.

When they were kids.... (Credit: Chess Daily News)

The Match arena will be built within the Fulton Market Building, a five minute walk from Wall Street, and will also feature dedicated spectator and VIP lounges with panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge as well as retail space, a restaurant, TV studios and much more.

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