Wednesday, September 10, 2014
CHENNAI: The wait is finally over. World No 1 and defending champion Magnus Carlsen has agreed to play the World Championship rematch against Viswanathan Anand in November.
Following some anxious weeks of anticipation, the Nordic prodigy inked his consent and took to the social media to announce his decision: "It has been a pleasure signing autographs for the fans in St Louis. After the tournament I found the time for 1 more," Carlsen tweeted, confirming his participation.
Last week, Fide extended the deadline for Carlsen till September 7. The original deadline for signing the contract was August 31.