New Delhi: World Chess Federation on Monday announced that World Champion Magnus Carlsen has agreed to play a rematch against India's Viswanathan Anand in November.
Both, champion Carlsen and challenger Anand have signed World Championship Match contract as well. Sochi in Russia will be the setting for the World Championship Match that will take place in between the 7th and the 27th of November.
Apart from inviting all World Champions to the event, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of FIDE has even invited Prime Ministers of both countries, Norway and India for the opening ceremony and the "first move" of World Championship.
The Norwegian initially had to sign the World Championship match contract by August 31, but FIDE extended the deadline for Carlsen till September 7.
Chess fans across the globe were delighted after FIDE made this announcement on their official website that put an end months of speculation of whether Carlsen would defend his title.
The Nordic prodigy beat then World Champion Anand 6.5 to 3.5 after ten of the twelve scheduled games in Chennai to be crowned the new champion in 2013.
Anand became the challenger after he won the 2014 Candidates Tournament that was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from 13 March to 31 March.