Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Carlsen won't be reluctant to play in India

Bharat Singh Chauhan, Secretary of All India Chess Federation, confirmed for that AICF and Tamilnadu government have met all FIDE requirements to hold the World Championship match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen in India:
“We started our move even before the Challenger started. We had assurance from FIDE that we can hold the World Championship this year without a bidding and fixed a deadline of 10th April 2013 for us to confirm or otherwise.”
"I dont think Carlsen will be any way reluctant to play in India. Anand played against Kramnik in Germany, Topalov in Bulgaria and then Gelfand in Russia in the last three matches. For Carlsen its the first match ever and we are prepared to host him in the best possible way. We Indians pride in our hospitality and Carlsen will get the treatment worthy of a challenger of the world chess championship."

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