Hyderabad :Hyderabad is all set witness a spectacular chess match between the grandmaster Viswanathan Anand who will play against 40 players simultaneously.
According to the organisers of ICM International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, 40 participants have been chosen for simultaneous chess play.
"As many as 17 players including some eminent mathematics professors are from India," said an official from the organizing committee.
The official said some expert mathematicians form all over the world will also take part in the match which will be held on August 24.
Anand is said to be a keen follower of developments in mathematics and science. One of his favourite books which he often refers to is Andrew Hodges's 'Inner Life of Numbers'.