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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Anand's Seconds for World Chess Championship: Speculations about GMs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Sandipan Chanda

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

Anand - Carlsen World Chess Championship 2013 Updates: We're really not sure whether this is pure speculations about the seconds for the World Chess Champion, or really has some substance to it.

Indian newspaper Times of India has reported that it is a possibility that Grandmasters Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Sandipan Chanda have returned to India after working with World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand in Germany. 

The report basically explains the idea of Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand maintaining secrecy about their location and training team. The chess feature also talks about Carlsen having assisted Anand earlier.

But, the big paragraphs to note are these:

However, sources close to the Anand camp have informed that Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Sandipan Chanda, two Indian Grandmasters, had been working with the defending champion in Germany. It's a great honour for any player to be associated with the biggest match, but they are bound by a code of silence, signing contracts with the players concerned that they won't talk about it before the game gets over.

"You can say I have gone underground," Ganguly told TOI, when he returned to Kolkata a few days back for the festival break. While he would refuse to divulge where he was, it was understood that he, along with Chanda and a couple of others were in Germany with Anand and Aruna (his wife and manager) preparing for the game.
Rest of the chess feature involves "data" about seconds that is already known. All we can say is get ready for the big chess excitement this year as only 10 days are to go for the World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai. 

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