Players

Magnus Carlsen

World Champion Magnus Carlsen (25), Norway | photo: Andreas Kontokanis

Challenger Sergey Karjakin | photo: Galiya Kamalova

Challenger Sergey Karjakin (26), Russia | photo: Galiya Kamalova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing venue

Fulton Market Building, Seaport District, New York City

 

Date
November 11 – November 30, 2016

 

Schedule

Day Game # Result
Nov 11 1 1/2
Nov 12 2 1/2
Nov 13
Nov 14 3 1/2
Nov 15 4 1/2
Nov 16
Nov 17 5 1/2
Nov 18 6  1/2
Nov 19
Nov 20 7  1/2
Nov 21 8  0-1
Nov 22
Nov 23 9  1/2
Nov 24 10  1-0
Nov 25
Nov 26 11  1/2
Nov 27
Nov 28 12  1/2
Nov 30 Tiebreaks  3-1

 


Conditions

The winner needs 6,5 points out of twelve games. If the score is tied after twelve games there will be:

  • four games of rapid chess
  • up to five two-game matches of blitz chess
  • armageddon

 

Regulations concerning draw
Draws are not permitted before move 30, except by repetition of moves.

 

Price money
No official statement released; minimum of 1 million dollar.

 

Dress code
Players are required to wear suits.