Press conference before the game starts.
2008 World Chess Championship Anand vs Kramnik in Bonn
When: From October 14 – November 02, 2008 Where: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn Prize fund: 1.5 million Euro (= US $2.35 million) Patron: German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück Main sponsor: Evonik Industries AG
The match consists of twelve games, played under classical time controls: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 61. The prize fund is 1.5 million Euro (approximately 2.35 million US Dollars) including taxes and FIDE licence fees, and is split equally between the players.