November 11, 2016 at South Street Seaport, Manhattan, NYC in New York.
The contest consists of 12 games, with every move avidly followed and analyzed by a global audience of hundreds of millions of chess fans. To win, a player must reach a score of 6.5 points. After 12 rounds, if the score is even, there will be tie-breaks.
This is going to be a trully cultural event with famous grandmasters and celebrity guests and will happen at the Seaport District, New York City’s popular neighborhood which is located on the East River in Lower Manhattan with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Travel+Leisure recently named the Seaport the 22nd most visited tourist attraction in the world. Adjacent to the Financial District, the Seaport is only minutes-walk from Wall Street.
The Match arena is being built within the historic Fulton Market building, and will feature a dedicated Spectator and VIP Lounges with panoramic view of the Brooklyn Bridge, retail space, café, TV studios and much more.
You can find more info about the championship at http://worldchess.com/nyc2016
See you this November, it’s going to be spectacular!