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First photos from Anand – Topalov playing hall

Chessdom.com visits the World Chess Championship 2010 venue

Six days before the opening ceremony of Anand – Topalov World Championship match, the Chessdom.com visited the playing hall – the Military Club in Sofia. The photographers made the first pictures of the venue, the management talked to the organizers, while IM Alexander Ipatov, one of the live games commentators of Chessdom, inspected the press center.

A total of 14 journalists from the Chessdom.com team will be in Sofia during the match Anand – Topalov. Among them are the main part of the editors staff headed by Mr. Goran Urosevic, a video operator, several photographers, and a unit for 24h support by email for any questions regarding the event.

Enjoy the first photo report from Sofia, complete photo gallery from the playing hall is available here.

All news about Topalov Anand 2010 here

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The scene where Anand and Topalov will play the games from the World Chess Championship

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The Military Club playing hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in Sofia

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The entrance for the audience
Anand and Topalov will use the back door with strict security checks

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The entrance to the press conference room
FIDE officials room is on the right

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The press conferences room from inside

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Multiple drawings by Darina Yaneva are allocated to prize fund and presents for the players

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Chessdom.com billboards in front of the playing hall

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Right against the billboards and the playing hall is the Russian church

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