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Friday, October 16, 2009

2010 World Anand-Topalov match goes to Sofia

Hello everybody!

Blitz report from the 80th FIDE Congress, right now in Halkidiki:

During the first part of today's FIDE executive board (I'm sitting on its Presidential Board) a very important decision took place. By the decision of the Congress, the world championship match 2010 between Anand and Topalov will be held in Sofia, in April 2010.

Silvio Danailov presenting the bid for the World Championship Match 2010

Silvio Danailov presented a guarantee letter from the prime minister of Bulgaria. There were two other bids for this match, from Turkey and Singapore, but they proposed a lower prize fund.

Congratulations to the city of Sofia, and I look forward to seeing the great games of this match!

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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