Barden on chess
Leonard Barden
Saturday December 29, 2007
The Guardian

India’s Vishy Anand and Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik have finally signed up for their €1.5m world championship match. The 12-game series will be played in the Art and Exhibition Hall, Bonn, from October 11-30 next year.

Negotiations seem to have gone very much Kramnik’s way. Germany is the homeland of his manager, and the traditional right of the holder, in this case Anand, to keep his title after a drawn series has been abandoned in favour of speed tie-breaks.

Even the prize fund will be split 50-50 whatever the result.

Here is the full article.

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