WC C'ship: Anand to face Kramnik in October

Updated: 21 December 2007 06:32 IST

World chess champion Viswanathan Anand will face Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in October 11-30 at Bonn, Germany.

New Delhi:

World chess champion Viswanathan Anand will defend his title against challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in a 12-game world championship match in October 11-30 at Bonn, Germany.

The match, to be held at an art and exhibition hall, will have a prize fund of euro1.5 million (nearly USD 2.2 million), to be shared equally by the two players, organisers said on Wednesda in the German city.

Anand won his title in September at the world championship tournament in Mexico City.

Kramnik finished second in the double round-robin event.

Topics : Chess
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