FIDE, All India Chess Federation and Hyatt Regency Chennai are conducting final preparation for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen.
The playing room and spectators area are being arranged. The soundproof glass has been installed and indeed one can not hear the workers’ noise from the other side.
The technical meeting and press conference should take place tomorrow (TBA), while the opening ceremony is afterwards, at 4pm, at the Nehru Indoor Stadium.
Magnus Carlsen should arrive to the hotel around 7pm.
Chennai view from the 6th floor
The banner at the hotel entry
The large chess piece at the hotel entry
Entrance to the playing hall
Discussing the details with Chief Arbiter
Discussing the technical details with ChessTV crew
The soundproof glass
The spectators area
Chief Arbiter explaining the necessary conditions
Media room is also being arranged
Posters in front of the media room
View from the first floor (media room)
The hotel lobby
The hotel reception area with a large chess board in the middle
GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili checking in
More chess pieces
Chess pieces everywhere
Guests of Hyatt Regency Chennai testing the chess boards in the lobby