Why would FIDE want to award the organization of the match without a bidding process? Didn't they learn anything from the disastrous schism that was the result of the flawed award in 1993? See FIDE/PCA Chronology for more about those dark days that resulted in a lost decade for world class chess players.
01 May 2013
2013 Anand - Carlsen (in India?)
I added a page on the forthcoming 2013 Anand - Carlsen title match to my main World Chess Championship index page. The new page is little more than a stub, but I expect lots of news over the next six months.