New Delhi: Viswanathan Anand will defend his World Chess Championship title against world number one Magnus Carlsen in his home city as FIDE today chose Chennai as the venue for the prestigious match.
Even as it has been reported that Carlsen was not keen to play in Chennai and instead preferred Paris as the venue, the FIDE Presidential Board confirmed Chennai as the venue during a meeting at Baku, Azerbaijan today.
The match between the Indian and his Norwegian opponent will be played from November 6 to 26.
“The agreement was signed today at Baku by Bharat Singh, Hony Secretary All India Chess Federation and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov,” a press released stated.
Anand had defeated Boris Gelfand of Israel to retain his title in 2012. Source: Zeenews.india
A variation on the Cento – used Shakespeare-lines about Chess
There stands the castle!
My day’s delight is past
great shouts within
and all cry
A horse! A horse!
I have a horse and
a wandering knight.
My skipping king
ambles up and down
A wandering knight?
The knight is here
… a mean knight
The hour is almost past
It’s hilarious – Carlsen’s coach?