The World Chess Championship 2016 is a chess match between world chess champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger Sergey Karjakin (Russia) to determine the World Chess Champion 2016.
It is a 12-game match and takes place between 11–30 November in New York City, USA. Prize fund is at least 1 million euros (US$1.1m). 12 games are played, if score is tied 4 rapid chess games will be played afterwards, if score is still tied then blitz games will be played.
Sergey Karjakin became the challenger because he has won the Candidates Chess Tournament 2016