Norway’s Carlsen Will Play Anand for World Chess ChampionshipGaurav Panchal
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.