Last year World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India defended his title by winning against Boris Gelfand of Israel. He has been world champion for about 8 years now.
Usually world championship matches are about 2 to 4 years apart, but fortunately we get to see another match after only one year this time. And it is a dream match-up. The great Anand vs. another chess prodigy and genius, Magnus Carlsen of Norway.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Che ... nship_2013
The match goes from November 9 to November 28 and it is being held in ("Mother") India (in Chennai). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Che ... nship_2013
Last year I was hoping for a match like this. It could be one of the best match-ups ever. The only better one, which never materialized would have been Fischer vs. Kasparov (Fischer deceased in 2008).
Carlsen is only 22 years old and holds the highest chess elo rating ever, at 2870.
Here is last year's thread on the 2012 championship:viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12438