Norway’s Carlsen Will Play Anand for World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen will challenge defending champion Vishwanathan Anand of India for the World Chess Federation championship after winning the Candidates’ Tournament in a tiebreaker.

Norway’s Carlsen, ranked the world’s No. 1 chess player by the federation, won the eight-man tournament in London yesterday because he had more victories than Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik, who also finished with 8 1/2 points from 14 rounds. Carlsen and Kramnik lost their final-round games.

Carlsen, 22, will face Anand in the Nov. 6-26 world championship at a location that’s yet to be decided. Anand, 43, has held the title since 2007.

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