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Final Preparation in Chennai (Photos)

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 from the 6th floor

Chennai view from the 6th floor

The banner at the hotel entry

The banner at the hotel entry

The large chess piece at the hotel entry

The large chess piece at the hotel entry

Entrance to the playing hall

Entrance to the playing hall

Discussing the details with Chief Arbiter

Discussing the details with Chief Arbiter

Discussing the technical details with ChessTV crew

Discussing the technical details with ChessTV crew

The soundproof glass

The soundproof glass

The spectators area

The spectators area

Chief Arbiter explaining the necessary conditions

Chief Arbiter explaining the necessary conditions

Media room is also being arranged

Media room is also being arranged

Posters in front of the media room

Posters in front of the media room

View from the first floor (media room)

View from the first floor (media room)

The hotel lobby

The hotel lobby

The hotel reception area with a large chess board in the middle

The hotel reception area with a large chess board in the middle

GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili checking in

GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili checking in

More chess pieces

More chess pieces

Chess pieces everywhere

Chess pieces everywhere

Guests of Hyatt Regency Chennai testing the chess boards in the lobby

Guests of Hyatt Regency Chennai testing the chess boards in the lobby

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