London to host Magnus Carlsen’s world chess championship defense in 2018

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Magnus Carlsen will make his third defense of the world chess championship next year in London, which was officially named as the host city for the biannual tournament on Wednesday.

The World Chess Federation (Fide) made the announcement at a launch event at Kensington Roof Gardens hosted by Carlsen and former UK chancellor George Osborne.

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