World Chess Championship 2013

India is hosting one of the most coveted chess battles- the World Chess Championship for year 2013 in Chennai. A series of matches will be played between the defending world champion Viswanathan Anand (winner of the 2012 World Championship) and Magnus Carlsen (ranked No. 1 in the world), to determine the 2013 World Chess Champion.

Game schedule:

The matches will be held from November 9 to November 28, 2013 in the hotel Hyatt Regency ChennaiIndia, under the aegis of FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs)– the World Chess Federation. A total of 12 games are scheduled, with one per day at 3 pm local time with rest days after games 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 11. In the even the match is tied after the 12th game, tie-break games will be played on the November 28, 2013.

Time Limits: The time control for the games will give each player 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for moves 41–60 and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting after move 61.Tie-break games, if played, will have increasingly limited time controls.

Magnus Carlsen

Screenshot_1A Norwegian chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy who is the No. 1 ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2872, the highest in history. He was the 2009 World Blitz chess champion.

In 2004, Carlsen became a grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him at that time the second youngest grandmaster in history, although he has since become the third youngest.

In 2009, at the age of 18, he became the 5th player to achieve a rating over 2800 when FIDE rating list, Carlsen had was given an Elo rating of 2801 making him the youngest player to so.

On January 1, 2010, at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1, breaking the record held by Vladimir Kramnik.

Based on several of his FIDE rankings, Carlsen qualified for the Candidates Tournament that was held in March–April 2013, which he won, thus earning the right to challenge World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013.

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