El 6 de Mayo Carlsen mostraba su descontento con la decisión de que la India fuera la sede del cto. del mundo en el comunicado que publiqué aquí. La FIDE también hizo público esta nota de prensa en inglés que creo que también os puede resultar interesante.
Since the Candidates’
Tournament ended, and GM M. Carlsen became the challenger of the coming
World Championship Match there have been several developments, mails
exchange between all parties (Carlsen, Anand, FIDE), questions asked,
and also speculations.
FIDE would hereby like to put forward the current situation regarding this event.
Directly after the 2012 match was awarded to Moscow, FIDE agreed to
grant an option to Chennai. The PB and its meeting in Armenia in January
decided that FIDE and AGON, who holds the rights for organizing the
whole cycle of the World Championship, were advised that India would
take up its option organize the World Championship match. This was done
on January 24 in Athens, where both parties agreed not to open a bidding
procedure, but to grant an option to India, as requested. We should
emphasize that according FIDE rules the World Championship cycle is not
included in the list of events, for which FIDE is obliged to do so (like
Olympiads, for instance). This has been deliberately done, because in
many cases FIDE, having the priority in mind to secure the match and the
cycle, was ready to give an option or even to grant the match if the
proposal was attractive enough.
Consequently three of the last matches were given to an organizer without a bidding procedure.
On March 15th India asked to extend the option until April 10th and
FIDE agreed to it because it was clear that the bid would be accepted
and just needed an approval of the Tamil Nadu State Parliament, a
session which took place on April 8th. One could ask why was the
extension given to a date when the name of the challenger will be known
already, and the simple answer is that FIDE, being convinced that the
positive answer was just a matter of technicality, did not want to lose
this bid for an alternative that gave no guarantee for a better result
or any result at all.
When the approval of the bid by India was
published and FIDE representative was called to formalize it, on April
8th, GM Carlsen’s manager contacted FIDE and asked to have a meeting to
discuss this matter before a formal move is done with India.
Carlsen and FIDE’s representatives met in FIDE office on April 15th,
when all claims were brought up by Carlsen’s representatives and were
answered by FIDE. Among the points raised and answered we would like to
emphasize one and this is the issue which was also raised in media – the
question of neutrality. Unfortunately it has always proved difficult to
find a sponsor to such a match when the name of the challenger is not
known yet. Therefore most of matches in the past were organized in one
of the participant’s countries. Consequently both World Champions Anand
and Topalov played in their opponent’s country – a natural result of the
On that day both parties signed a paper whereby it
was agreed to give Norway an option to come up with an organizer for
half of the match, provided that India would accept such a solution.
FIDE tried its hardest to convince India to split the match, but they
refused India wanted to fulfil what has been approved by the government
of the Tamil Nadu State and FIDE had to keep its obligations, and
consequently an M.O.U was signed in Chennai on April 19th. One day
later, the FIDE President visited France, where he got a proposal to
organize the match in Paris. Mr Ilyumzhinov promised to bring the
proposal before the Presidential Board. The French proposal was higher
than the Chennai one, with more contributions offered. However, the
Board decided (unanimously with one abstention) that FIDE must respect
its obligation and thanked the French federation and the city of Paris
for their proposal, hoping that there will be another opportunity to
have a big event in Paris.
FIDE has acted with full
transparency during the whole process, trying its best to secure the
match and standing by its obligations and reputation. FIDE will do
everything to secure equal conditions for both players and also will try
and still trying to increase the prize fund for the match.
FIDE wishes these two great players a successful match, and is sure that
India, the homeland of Chess will bring to the world a fascinating
Gens Una Sumus.