New York, USA
November 11–30, 2016

Online Broadcasting


to the New World
of Chess Broadcasting

Get closer to the action than ever before. Experience the World Chess Championship Match as if you had not just one but all the best seats in the house.

Video 360°

Enjoy panoramic views of the players arena from any smartphone, tablet, computer and get the closest view of the match that you can imagine.

Virtual Reality

This is the first world championship that will be broadcast in virtual reality. Watch Magnus Carlsen take on Sergey Karjakin in a stereoscopic live video using Google Cardboard or any other VR device.

Multi-camera view

Switch between multiple cameras within the playing arena to get unique views of the action.


Live commentary in several languages from leading grandmasters and guest celebrity chess fans.


Our interactive dashboard combines a best in class analysis engine, moves prediction system and a live commentary section where experts and viewers can discuss the game in realtime.

Multifunctional Board

Our interactive board lets you replay each move, try your own move to see how it can impact the outcome of a game and share moves on social networks.

Chat with Experts

Have a live conversations with other spectators about a game and see expert comments on what’s happening behind a board.


Real-time tracking of players performance and moves with analytics that lets you see how much time is spent on each move and who is currently winning.


Players Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin

The World Chess Championship Match 2016, held from 11 to 30 November, will be contested by 25 year old reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and his challenger, 26 year old Sergey Karjakin of Russia — and this is the first time that two players who have come of age in the computer era are fighting for the title and represent a generational shift in chess.

The contest consists of 12 games, with every move avidly followed and analyzed by a global audience of hundreds of millions of chess fans. To win, a player must reach a score of 6.5 points. After 12 rounds, if the score is even, there will be tie-breaks.

FIDE and Agon Limited will provide an exclusive live broadcast of the Match through its website. This is going to be the first Championship Match for the smartphone generation — a battle of minds witnessed and enjoyed by countless chess fans who play the game online every day.


November 2016

  • Friday
    Game 1
    Veterans Day
  • Saturday
    Game 2
  • Sunday
    Rest Day
  • Monday
    Game 3
  • Tuesday
    Game 4
  • Wednesday
    Rest Day
  • Thursday
    Game 5
  • Friday
    Game 6
  • Saturday
    Rest Day
  • Sunday
    Game 7
  • Monday
    Game 8
  • Tuesday
    Rest Day
  • Wednesday
    Game 9
  • Thursday
    Game 10
  • Friday
    Rest Day
    Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Saturday
    Game 11
    Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Sunday
    Rest Day
    Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Monday
    Game 12
  • Tuesday
    Rest Day
  • Wednesday
    Tie Breaks

The Seaport District, New York City’s popular neighborhood, is located on the East River in Lower Manhattan with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge. The rich history as New York’s original commercial hub and its storied waterfront location make the Seaport District one of New York City’s most unique settings. 

Travel+Leisure recently named the Seaport the 22nd most visited tourist attraction in the world. Adjacent to the Financial District, the Seaport is only minutes-walk from Wall Street.

The Match arena is being built within the historic Fulton Market building, and will feature a dedicated Spectator and VIP Lounges with panoramic view of the Brooklyn Bridge, retail space, café, TV studios and much more.

Buy Tickets

Tickets to the Match will go on sale through Ticketmaster soon. Single day, family and season passes will be available. Sign up for more information and updates.

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) is the governing body of the World Chess Championship Match. For the purpose of creating the rules and regulations, communicating with the players and negotiating with the organizer, the FIDE President has nominated the FIDE Commission for World Championships and Olympiads (hereinafter referred to as WCOC). Upon recommendation by the WCOC, the body responsible for any changes to the regulations of the World Championship Cycle events is the FIDE Presidential Board.

The World Chess Championship Match (hereinafter referred to as FWCM) is the final event of the World Championship cycle. The two participants are world champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and his challenger Sergey Karjakin (Russia). The winner of the FWCM 2016 will be declared World Champion for the period 2016-2018.

Match System: The World Chess Championship Match 2016 will consist of 12 games and if necessary, tie-break games.

The FWCM 2016 shall be played over a maximum of twelve (12) games and the winner of the match shall be the first player to score 6.5 points or more. A tie shall be broken according to Rules and Regulations below. If the winner scores 6.5 points in less than 12 games then the organizer can re-schedule the Closing Ceremony for an earlier date.

Read the full Rules and Regulations here.

The World Chess Championship Match 2016 is one of the most expected and prestigious events on the sporting and social calendar. Enjoy unprecedented networking opportunities in a luxurious setting. With a range of stunning hospitality packages available, this is the one event where you can treat your guests to an unforgettable experience. What better way to reward staff or impress clients than by hosting a meeting or event in a truly unique place.

The partner of Agon Limited is CAA Premium Experience, which exclusively present hospitality packages specially elaborated for the Championship VIP and corporate guests.

Being the most intellectual and elegant sport games, chess definitely deserves an appropriate ambiance. Elegantly decorated comfortable VIP lounge with the separate entrance, individual service and the finely selected society promised and unforgettable social and intelligent experience – the one that only chess can give.

For more information please contact CAA Premium Experience:


The 2016 World Chess Championship match will be held at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan. The match runs from November 11th to 30th and will be contested by Magnus Carlsen of Norway, the 25-year-old reigning champion, and Sergey Karjakin of Russia, the 26-year-old challenger.

We need some friendly, self-motivated and responsible volunteers, ages 18 to 40, to welcome delegates, provide navigation, customer service, chess activation, cloakroom services and storage staff, etc.

Dates of the event: November 11 to 30, 2016
Time each day: 13.00 (1 PM) – 21.00 (9 PM)
There are no games on Nov. 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27, and 29, and we will not need volunteers on those days. Please note, however, that there is a game on Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 24) and the consequent weekend (Saturday, Nov.26 and Sunday, Nov. 27). We are flexible and you can pick the dates on which you want to work.

Food will be provided as well as a uniform that you will be able to keep after the event. You will also receive an official letter of thanks for your volunteer work, which you can use as reference for future employers.

If you're interested in participating in volunteer program please download this form, fill it out and send to


The accreditation is now closed. If you feel like you should cover the Match, please contact World Chess Media Team at


Dear Colleagues,

Please be informed that all the visitors of the 2016 FIDE World Chess Championship including accredited members of the press shall comply with 2016 FIDE World Chess Championship Visitor Rules.

Please note that in accordance with the Rules it is forbidden to communicate to third parties outside of the event’s venue information about the moves of any event’s chess game during such game without a written permission of the event’s Organizer.

This publication shall serve in lieu of the written permission of the Organizer to perform photo-shooting and video-recording of the event for accredited members of the press. World Chess Events Limited reserves the right to revoke such permission in case you lose accreditation for any reason and/or breach any provision of Visitor Rules.

Only photographers and camera crew expressly authorized by the Press Officer may work in the playing venue.

  1. Flash may be used only during the first five (5) minutes.
  2. In tie-break games, flash may only be used in the first three (3) minutes. In case of 5 minutes and sudden death games, flash is not permitted; the use of cameras without flash may be permitted if the Arbiter in charge deems their use to be unobtrusive.
  3. Television cameras must be unobtrusive and may only be used if the Chief Arbiter in charge deems their use to be unobtrusive.
  4. An official photographer, designated by the Organizer with the approval of the Chief Arbiter shall be allowed to take photos at any time during the round without flash. FIDE reserves the right to use these photos on its website or printed material.



The World Chess Championship Match is organized by Agon Limited, the official partner of FIDE. Contact the organizers using the information or the form below:
General inquiries:
Media inquiries:


Magnus Carlsen Magnus Carlsen NOR Norway 63
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