In a Twitter post, GM Magnus Carlsen early today tweeted that he already signed the contract to defend his World Championship Title in Sochi, Russia.
His twitter post included a picture of him signing the contract followed by the message:
“It has been a pleasure signing autographs for the fans in St. Louis. After the tournament I found the time for 1 more”
Carlsen recently finished competing in the 2nd Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and came out second to GM Fabiano Caruana. Carlsen will be facing Viswanathan Anand, winner of the 2014 Candidates Tournament and whom he defeated in the championship at Chennai, India last year.
The event will take place from November 5 – 25, 2014.