Reigning world chess champion Viswanathan Anand will defend his title against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in November in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa informed the State Assembly on Monday that the World Championship for 2013 would be held in Anand’s hometown between November 6 and 26 and the government would allot Rs. 29 crore for the event.

Ms. Jayalalithaa said the event would further encourage the youth to learn chess and lead to creation of more champions.