Tuesday, October 14, 2008

2008 World Chess Championship Anand vs Kramnik in Bonn
The 2008 World Chess Championship between the reigning Champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Vladimir Kramnik takes place in Bonn, Germany. Main info in brief:
When:From October 14 – November 02, 2008
Where: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn
Prize fund: 1.5 million Euro (= US $2.35 million)
Patron:German Finance Minister Peer Steinbr├╝ck
Main sponsor: Evonik Industries AG
Duration and time controls: The match consists of twelve games, played under classical time controls: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 61.
Prize fund: The sum of 1.5 million Euro (approximately 2.35 million US Dollars) including taxes and FIDE license fees, is split equally between the players.
Tickets and accommodation:
Tickets cost 35 Euro (= US $54.80) per round. They include the following benefits:
entry to the playing hall;
entry to the commentary room, where there is analysis and discussions with prominent grandmasters.
The tickets are available at all ticket agencies in Germany. You can also buy tickets for the match in advance via BONNTICKET, by email (tickets@bonnticket.de) or telephone (+49-180-5001812).

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