Anand to defend world title in Chennai

Updated: 13 July 2011 20:03 IST

Chennai will host the World Chess Championship title match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand of Israel in April-May next year.

Chennai:

Chennai will host the World Chess Championship title match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand of Israel in April-May next year. (Also Read: 'Thrilled to play World title decider in Chennai')

Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha has assured Tamil Nadu government's support for the high-profile match.

According to an official statement here Wednesday, World Chess Federation president Kirsan Illyumzhinov met the chief minister.

The nature or extent of government support for the best-of-12 match series with a projected expenditure of Rs 20 crores could not be ascertained.

Anand had won the title in 2010 defeating Vaselin Topalov 6.5-5.5 in Bulgaria and will be defending the crown against the 43-year old Gelfand, who qualified by winning the Candidates Tournament.

Topics : Chess
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