It will be revenge time for former chess king Viswanathan Anand as he takes on defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the 2014 World Chess Championship in Sochi starting Friday. Anand had lost his crown to Norwegian Carlsen in Chennai last year. (Anand Calls Carlsen 'Tenacious')
Anand had to go through the Candidates Tournament to seal a place in Sochi where the world event is scheduled to be held till November 28. All matches will be held at the Olympic Media Center in Sochi, on the Black Sea, next to the main Olympic Stadium. (Carlsen Loss Was Lowest Point: Anand)
The Candidates, an eight-player double round-robin tournament, was played this year in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from March 13 to 31. Anand made it to the Candidates Tournament as the runner-up of last year's world championship.