Trump Tower possible venue for World Chess crown match

"At present, we are looking for a venue. We have a list of possible places, including the NYC Mayor’s Office. We have sent a letter to billionaire Donald Trump with a request to allow holding the match in Trump Tower," FIDE president Ilyumzhinov said on Monday.

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen will take on Russia’s Sergey Karyakin in the title clash.   -  Getty Images

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is considering the New York City’s Mayor’s Office and Trump Tower to be the most likely venues for the world chess title match between Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and Russia’s Sergey Karyakin, its president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has said.

“At present, we are looking for a venue. We have a list of possible places, including the NYC Mayor’s Office. We have sent a letter to billionaire Donald Trump with a request to allow holding the match in Trump Tower,” Ilyumzhinov said on Monday.

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Ilyumzhinov said it would not be a problem for him to visit the United States.

A match for the world chess crown is to take place in New York on September 9-30 this year.