FIDE World Chess Championship Match opening press conference took place today and was attended by participants of the match, reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and the challenger Fabiano Caruana, FIDE President, Mr. Arakdy Dvorkovich, CEO of Phosagro, one of main sponsors of the event, Mr. Guryev Andrey, and CEO of World Chess, Mr. Ilya Merezon.


The opening press conference was live transmitted on the official facebook page of the event and can be watched here. During the conference, the opening speech was taken by FIDE President, Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich, who accentuated that he is happy to be the part of the event, and the importance of good media coverage of the World Chess Championship match in order to promote chess. Dvorkovich also wished fair play and all the best to players. Mr. Guryev Andrey and Mr. Ilya Merezon thanked and welcomed all the guests and participants, and appointed that they are looking forward to the start of the match.

After the introducing speeches, the players were answering on the questions of medias and confirmed that they will give the best of themselves to be the ones crowned as the new World Chess Champion after 20 days of fights.

The match will officially start tomorrow, with start of the first round at 15:00 (local time), and will take place from 9th-28th November in spectacular The College venue which will host 400 people each day, who will be able to follow the match for the World Chess Champion live.


The match can be followed live through the Official website of the Championship, together with the live commentary which will be done by Judit Polgar, the strongest female player of all time and the only woman to have won a game against a reigning world number one player, and has defeated eleven current or former world champions in either rapid or classical chess: Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Boris Spassky, Vasily Smyslov, Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Alexander Khalifman, Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Magnus Carlsen!

The long anticipated match will be played according to the regulations which can be find here.

Official Website of the Championship