FIDE: If Carlsen Won't Sign the Contract Till August 31, He'll Lose the Title

Время публикации: 27.08.2014 22:54 | Последнее обновление: 27.08.2014 22:54 informs about the developments around the World championship match. Let us remind you, Magnus Carlsen's team asked FIDE to postpone the match however, FIDe president Ilyumzhinov refused to do so. Now the International chess federation doesn't even let the world champion to take time to decide: if Carlsen won't sign the contract till August 31, Anand's rival in the match acccording to the rules will be Sergey KArjakin who finished second at the Candidates.

This has been confirmed by FIDE presidnet Israel Gelfer. "There are no logical reasons for postponing," he noted in the reply letter addressed to Espen Agdestein, Magnus's manager. Agdestein asked to postpone decision makiing till September 7 when finished the Sinquefield Cup inw hich CArlsen participates and which has started today. 

Apparently, Magnus will have to make the decision during the competition. 


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