Friday, April 05, 2013

Tromso considering bid for Carlsen - Anand

President of the Norwegian Chess Federation Jøran Aulin-Johnsen told NRK TV that he hopes Tromsø will be awarded with the organization of the World Championship match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen.

He estimates that around 30-40 million NOK (4 – 5,4 million EUR) would have to be raised for the budget.

Aulin-Johnsen also pointed out that other cities might enter the bidding process.

FIDE has India holding the first option for the 2013 match following the resolution to hold the 2012 match between Anand and Gelfand in Moscow instead of Chennai. AICF Honorary Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan told the Indian press that they are considering the options.

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