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Carlsen "Deeply Disappointed" by FIDE

  • SonofPearl
  • on 06-05-13 14:05.

phpWXxbIZ.jpegMagnus Carlsen has responded to FIDE's decision to award the world chess championship match between himself and Vishy Anand to the city of Chennai without a bidding process.

Writing on his Facebook page, Carlsen said he was "deeply disappointed and surprised by the FIDE decision", but that, "My team and I will now start preparing for the match".

So thankfully, it seems likely that the match will now go ahead.  Vishy Anand will defend his title against Magnus Carlsen in the city where he grew up, Chennai (formerly Madras), from 6-26 November 2013.

Full statement from Magnus Carlsen

After qualifying for the World Championship match by winning the London Candidates I have been highly motivated for, and looking forward to the World Championship match against reigning champion V. Anand.

I’m deeply disappointed and surprised by the FIDE decision to sign a contract for the 2013 match without going through the bidding process outlined in the WC regulations, and for not choosing neutral ground. The bid from Paris clearly showed that it would be possible to have more options to choose from.

The lack of transparency, predictability and fairness is unfortunate for chess as a sport and for chess players.

My team and I will now start preparing for the match. The main thing now will be to come to an agreement with the Indian Chess Federation and FIDE regarding terms and conditions before and during the match. I really hope this process will run quick and smoothly.

Lastly, I will not let the news from Baku diminish the joy and excitement derived from playing the top level Norway Chess tournament starting tomorrow.

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  • 8 maanden geleden

    Ashaum

  • 9 maanden geleden

    sonny2a2

    bidding is all about money magnus and anand are just pawns to FIDE anyway you look at it fide won

  • 9 maanden geleden

    DrVortex

    I am watching you extremely closely, with my glass eye.


  • 11 maanden geleden

    Bautastein

    Balachandar : I wasn't even intending to discuss that. I was mentioning it because someone in this thread found it laughable that Carlsen's team were worried about competing in such an unfamiliar (and extreme) climate. I didn't find that so laughable, because that was one of the first things I thought about when I heard it was going to be in Vishy Anand's local area. Oh NO! That's going to be a huge disadvantage to Carlsen, I thought.

    When the two Indian guys I traveled with for a week in India made the claim, I was going to speak up against it. I was going to talk about colonisation and unfair world trade patterns. I just didn't have the energy to open my mouth, or even think about it because of the heat. That's when I learned to not underestimate the power of climate. If you have to stay mentally top notch for hours and hours, maybe up to seven hours in a day, it's going to make a huge difference. So, I'm not trying to make a discussion about politics, but make a point that it must make a BIG difference in a game like chess.

  • 11 maanden geleden

    Balachandar

    Bautastein: There are many reasons why India or other southern countries are less developed economically, like corruption, inefficiency, politics, colonisation and imperialism in the past. Climate doesn't even have remotely anything to do with it. But that's not our discussion here. 

  • 11 maanden geleden

    Bautastein

    This discussion appears irrational. Too much focus on Magnus' persona, calling him a whining baby etc, or irrational arguments such as "if he is truly disappointed he should refuse to play", thinking it can be used to refute his point of neutral vs home location.

    The issue is whether it is acceptable not to choose a neutral location, and exclude other bidders. As for the climate argument mentioned below: I am Norwegian, and have been in India, and I consider it a shock, especially for the heat. I wasn't able to think clearly for the month I was there. The temperature there is far above human comfort level. Indians I met there said they also had that problem, although of course they handled it much better than me, and claimed it was the main reason the southern countries are behind the northern economically. Magnus has not tried to get Anand to the cold climate of Norway, but to France, which is somewhere between the two countries climatically, and probably equally alien/familiar to both, and a climate closer to human comfort level, which will benefit both. The keyword here, again, is neutral. He hasn't tried to get home advantage himself.

    Also, FIDE tried to get a deal splitting the matches between India and Norway. The Indian hosts refused. I can't see any arguments against such an arrangement.

  • 11 maanden geleden

    Deantasanto

    @Ashaum I don't think that refusing to play would be a smart idea. Like Fischer, Carlsen would simply lose his chances for the championship if he decided not to play. A match between Kramnik and Anand would have been very interesting as well, though.

  • 11 maanden geleden

    Ashaum

    ChocolateTeapot a little harsh, but nice one :)

    King crash perhaps it is time to crash!?  Surely his team did not try hard enough and talking about respect, of course he should respect Anand after all he is the World Champion :P.

    looks like Bautastein decided to skip some of my words, anyway my complete sentence was, ”If Magnus is truly disappointed he should demand for a neutral location like Bobby Fischer, not sit there and crib!" So in other words refuse to play and then FIDE will oblige if they have to... BTW just read this interesting bit online "it has been learnt Carlsen's team is apprehensive about playing in Chennai given unfamiliar food and weather conditions as the Norwegian has no experience of competing in hot climate. " now how unreasonable is that point.. So it is okay for a person from a hot climate to play in a cold climate with unfamiliar food but not vice versa? I am loving this discussion carry on guys :]

  • 12 maanden geleden

    cvk123

    This is like football match will not be played in Spain if Spain is in final!! 

    This is sport competition and there may be case that player from that county hosts it. No need to consider it as competition is not transperent.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Deantasanto

    I can't believe how many people in these comments are complaining about how Magnus Carlsen wanted a fair bidding process for a neutral ground even though Anand agreed... Anyways, it would have been nice to see the championship match in Paris. Bummer.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    rescuer1

    Anand of course true sportsman but organisators other people there not sportsmen if team of Magnus propose some thing new what problem and what problem to play in Paris chess not football no crowd of people in stadium no shouting    come on    pass to the right  this is two chairs table and chess set plus completely silent  

  • 12 maanden geleden

    halfgreek1963

    FIDE is corrupt and India a lousy choice. If Anand were a true sportsman he'd decline India choice, too.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    alismayilov

    @nebunulpecal I got it. Thank you :)

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Anatoly_Sergievsky

    Why is everyone getting on Carlsen's case? I would be frustrated if they didn't even consider other bids too.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    chess_pune

    funny cup cake cry boy ......

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Paulzzz

    Carlsen's grumbles can be understood, but chess is a specific sport. As a popular intellectual sport, it needs order and good organization, which is why FIDE has to maintain much power and used to ignore anyone's personal interests. Very different from box, really. So put up with it, Magnus!

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Incrense

    @sixtyfoursquares @PhoenixTTD why write an essay here? the MASSIVE walls of text making people headache without even reading. if want to debate go to chessbomb theres penty of people to train your debating skills

  • 12 maanden geleden

    itsmeameer

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Balachandar

    kingcrash:

    Can you please show me the source which says Anand says that the match should be played somewhere else, and that he reluctantly agreed to Chennai as the venue.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    naizen

    dont get dissapointed carlsen,still too young,,ul hve ur time kid for chess-money-making works,let the old anand 1st....n let d gme begin,,,or just sell d game...it is too shameful for india to lost anand in his home town....just ask 4 big offer if dat time comes!this reality.. ask d game coordinator...

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