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Kramnik - Anand 2008

World Chess Championship match, Bonn 2008

The World Chess Championship will be held from October 14 – November 02, 2008 in the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn, between Viswanathan Anand (India) and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia).

The match will consist of twelve games, played under classical time controls, in the period from October 11 to October 28, 2008. If there is a tie at the end of these games a tiebreak will be played on October 30, 2008. The prize fund, which will be split equally between the players, is 1,5 million Euro (approximately 2,1 million US Dollars). The games will be commented live on Chessdom.com by GM Dimitrov.

Parallel to the WCC, the European Club Cup will be taking place. Participate more than 600 players, 20 of which over 2700 and 60 over 2600. The participants list includes Morozevich, Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Svidler, Adams, Kamsky, Movsesian, Yifan Hou, Koneru, Stefanova, Muzychuk, Ushenina, etc. You can check the full participant lists here. The games will be live on the official site.

PGN: Game 1 / Game 2 / Game 3 / Game 4 / Game 5 / Game 6 / Game 7 / Game 8 / Game 9 / Game 10 / Game 11 / Game 12

Annotated games: Game 1 / Game 2 / Game 3 / Game 4 / Game 5 / Game 6 / Game 7 / Game 8 / Game 9 / Game 10 / Game 11 / Game 12