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Team Anand wants to avoid visual contact between the players and audience

Reported in The Times of India

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Viswanathan Anand has requested for a special curtain to be placed separating the audience and the stage to avoid visual contact for his upcoming World Chess Championship match against Veselin Topalov in April.

Though this move looks simple and harmless, it has unveiled Team Anand’s cautious approach to the match in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Anand’s wife and manager Aruna Anand visited the venue earlier this week and inspected the arrangements to officially kick-start the preparations.

“In Bonn, we also had a chance to see the facilities. Before the last World Championship in 2008 the WCC contract covered all the details in how the event will be staged and the details that pertain to the stage, the logistics etc.

“So my visit was only to follow on that,” Aruna explained on Saturday.

Source: The Times of India

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