Magnus Carlsen: "I'm Deeply Disappointed and Surprised by the FIDE Decision"

Время публикации: 06.05.2013 19:11 | Последнее обновление: 06.05.2013 19:35

Magnus Carlsen made an announcement regarding the FIDE decision to hold the World Championship match in Chennai. It appeared on the website

"I'm deeply disappointed and surprised by the FIDE decision to sign a contract for the 2013 match without going through the bidding process outlined in the WC regulations, and for not choosing neutral ground. The bid from Paris clearly showed that it would be possible to have more options to choose from. The lack of transparency, predictability and fairness is unfortunate for chess as a sport and for chess players.

My team and I will now start preparing for the match. The main thing now will be to come to an agreement with the Indian Chess Federation and FIDE regarding the terms and conditions before and during the match. I really hope this process will run quick and smoothly.

Lastly, I will not let the news from Baku diminish the joy and excitement derived from playing the top level Norway Chess tournament starting tomorrow."


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