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Anand-Carlsen World Championship rematch to be held in Sochi

June 11, 2014 18:11 IST

The much-anticipated World Championship rematch between Indian veteran Viswanathan Anand and title-holder Magnus Carlsen will be staged from November 7 to 28 in Sochi, Russia. 

Anand and CarlsenFIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced the schedule at a press conference, saying that the budget for the event has been set at USD three million. 

The match will be played at the Olympic Village in Sochi. Both players have agreed with this plan, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported. 

Russian Chess Federation President Andrei Filatov has also confirmed that the body will participate in the organisation of the event. 

Carlsen became the world champion last November by defeating Anand in Chennai. 

However, the Indian, who held the world title from 2007 o 2013, earned a rematch by winning the Candidates Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk.