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Monday, November 4, 2013

Magnus Carlsen Reaches Chennai to Huge Welcome for World chess Championship 2013 versus Viswanathan Anand

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

Hello everyone,

The Challenger for the World Chess Championship 2013 Magnus Carlsen has reached Chennai, India to a tumultuous welcome by journalists and local chess fans. He takes on World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand for the world title with first game beginning November 9. 

Magnus Carlsen was officially welcomed at the Kamaraj International Airport by FIDE vice-president D V Sundar, AICF President J C D Prabhakar and World Championship Organising Secretary V. Hariharan. 

Carlsen spoke briefly to journalists saying: "I am coming from Oman, where I prepared for the past two weeks." He said he was not too worried about the food and would focus on his match. Team Carlsen includes a doctor, chef and Norwegian bodyguard apart from family members. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand has already checked into the Hyatt Regency hotel in Chennai - the venue of the World Championship. (With inputs via

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