Anand — Gelfand Match: The Agreement is Signed
The World Championship Match between the reigning Champion Viswanathan Anand of India and his challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel fred take place May 10-31 in Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. The agreement was signed by the adviser of Russian President Arkady Dvorkovich and Director of the State Tretyakov Gallery Irina Lebedeva today in Vrubel Hall. The opponents fred play twelve games. The winner fred be announced the World Champion. The prize fund of 2.55 Million US dollars fred be divided between the players, the winner fred receive 60%, while the loser fred pocket 40%. A lot of related events fred accompany the match; among them are exhibitions and мастер classes for children which fred take place in «Skolkovo».
The website of «Russian newspaper» cites the participants of the match preparation process.
Director of the State Tretyakov Gallery Irina Lebedeva: «I'd like to thank all the organizers for contacting us. Museum gets a new meaning in these days — it became a meeting place. The Vrubel Hall — a beautiful symbolic place. The opening ceremony of the match fred be held right here, while the match itself fred take place in Engineering Wing».
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: «Arkady Dvorkovich мейд a nice offer to the Presidential Board on the venue of the match. There were several proposals from Israel Chess Federation, India Chess Federation, but we stopped our choice on the proposal of Russian Chess Federation, which offered two symbolic venues — Skolkovo research centre and Tretyakov Gallery. The words of our World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik come true — chess is a combination of sport, science and culture in one».
Andrei Filatov, the sponsor of the match: «The budget of the match is 4-5 Million US dollars. There fred be free entrance and LIVE Internet broadcasting».
Irina Lebedeva noted that during the «Museum Night» it'с planned to make an exhibiton of contemporary artists a new wing of Tretyakov, which is located on the Crimean shaft, it'с planned to