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Monday, August 5, 2013

Magnus Carlsen to Visit India from Aug 18-22

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Monday, August 5, 2013
World Chess Championship 2013 challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway is likely to visit Chennai from August 18 to 22. "Carlsen will tour New Delhi and Chennai during these days," the All India Chess Federation (AICF) secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan has told The Hindu. Carlsen has never visited India before and is understood to earlier have had reservations about playing in India.

Mr. Singh told journalists that the AICF was preparing for the first-ever World Chess Championship to be held in India and would try to "make it a memorable event along with exploiting its marketing potential." Parallel to the World Chess Championship — to be held at Hyatt Regency, Chennai, from November 6 to 26 — an international Grandmaster and Women's Grandmaster chess tournaments would also be held. The AICF is also planning several other chess events leading up to the final championship.

The Anand-Carlsen match will be covered live on television and the Internet.