The World Chess Championship 2013 was a match starting out the ruy lopez pdf reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Magnus Carlsen, to determine the 2013 World Chess Champion. This was heralded by Garry Kasparov and others as the start of a new era in chess, with Carlsen being the first champion to have developed his game in the age of super-strong chess computers. The challenger was determined in the 2013 Candidates Tournament, which was a double round-robin tournament.
It took place in the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London, from 15 March to 1 April 2013. Before the tournament Carlsen was considered the favourite, with Kramnik and Aronian being deemed his biggest rivals.