'Mozart of Chess' a big fave at World Championship

Nov 7, 2013 |
Viswanathan Anand, the reigning World Chess champion, is a +250 underdog at the 2013 World Championship in his own backyard of Chennai, India.

Why? Because his opponent, a 22-year-old Norwegian named Magnus Carlsen, has been dubbed "The Mozart of Chess" and is generally regarded as the best player to come along the scene in decades.

Carlsen is the favorite at -350 to win in what event promoters say will be the "most watched chess match in history".

The opening match of the event is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 9.

Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.

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