For a period between October 14 to October 30, these 2 heavyweights will duke it out.
Thankfully, we don't expect to see any Toiletgate scandals anytime soon given the good repute of both participants.
Peter Heine Nielsen (Denmark), Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan), Radoslav Wojtaszek (Poland) and Surya Shekhar Ganguly (India).
Peter Leko (Hungary), Sergey Rublevskyi (Russia) and Laurent Fressinet (France).Their choices of seconds are a bit surprising.
Kramnik has Leko (a previous challenger) and a known 1. e4 player while Anand has Kasimdzhanov, a known proponent of the Petroff and of the Anti-Moscow Gambit in the Semi-Slav.
So who would win it?
My heart goes to Anand (for his attacking flair) but my brain tells me Kramnik (due to his match experience).