Saturday, 9 July 2011
2012 World Championship
While Viswanathan Anand is still hoping for a bid from India (at least according to the news feeds I've seen), at this stage the only bid for the 2012 World Championship match has come from Moscow. As most people already know, there was a potential bid from London, but this unravelled due to a disagreement between FIDE and the London organisers. This meant, for a time, there was no bid at all, but then Moscow stepped up with an offer. The deadline for any bid is July 31, but given the lack of rumours or ambit claims from other countries (eg India or Israel), I'm pretty sure it will be springtime in Moscow for Anand and Gelfand.