About the Match

World Chess Championship matches have been held since 1886. The title of the world chess champion is one of the most prestigious in the world of sports. Most of the world’s population can name the current or the past world chess champions.

The 2014 World Chess Championship

The Match between incumbent champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Visvanathan Anand  took place from 7 to 28 November 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the city that has established itself as one of the premier venues for major sporting events.

Results of the match

The match became record-breaking in terms of media coverage and online and offline audience. Over 12 million uniques visited the official site, over 2000 media outlets covered the event. It was broadcasted live on TV in several countries, including Norway, Russia, Sweden, India, and more. The Match earned coverage on front pages of major leading newspapers, including FT and WSJ



Official site: http://sochi2014.fide.com/
Dates: November 7 - 28, 2014
City: Sochi, Russia
Venue: Sochi Media Center
Twitter Hashtag: #CarlsenAnand

Instagram: @worldchesschampionship