Tune in for the video broadcast of the season finale of an epic battle between reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and the Challenger Sergey Karjakin.
With just two games to go, the two top guns of world chess are poised to deploy every tactical weapon in their arsenal in a bid to capture the coveted World Chess Champion crown and a prize fund of over $1,000,000.
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 worldchess.com 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.
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
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.
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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.
The accreditation is now closed. If you feel like you should cover the Match, please contact World Chess Media Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The World Champion defended the title that he won in 2013 for the second time.
The World Championship will be decided in tie-breaker games after the regulation portion of the match ended in a tie, 6-6.
The score in the match remains tied with one regulation game to play on Monday.
The best-of-12 match is tied at 5 points apiece with two games to go in regulation.
After the first seven games ended in draws, the challenger won the first decisive game of the match.
All seven games in the match have now been drawn as neither player been able to break through.
Halfway through the regulation portion of the match, neither the World Champion nor the challenger has been able to win a game
The World Champion squandered another golden opportunity, allowing Sergey Karjakin to survive by building a fortress
No matter who wins the World Championship, Game 3 will be remembered and studied for years to come
The second game of the best-of-12 match ended in a draw and the match is now tied at one point apiece for the World Champion and the challenger
A packed house watched Game 1 on Friday at the South Street Seaport.
The World Champion had White, but was unable to crack the defense of the challenger.
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