southern Bulgarian town of Sandanski. Everything’s normal for now.
– Do you have the feeling that this will be the match of your life?
– Probably yes.
– The organizers have met all requirements of Anand, but he still refused to play according to the local rules.
– I think Anand has adopted it as his strategy to reject all proposals of the Bulgarian organizers.
– What are Anand’s strong points and weaknesses as a chess player?
– He is an incredible talent, he has exceptional intuition and fast reactions, but he is forty years old and his shape isn’t as good as it was in his twenties. I guess he may have some problems with motivation.
– How can Anand surprise you psychologically?
– I will be surprised if he brings a few shamans in the hall.