CHENNAI: Viswanathan Anand has arrived in Sofia for his World Chess Championship match against Veselin Topalov starting next Friday.
Strangely, the hosts did not know when the Indian and his team checked into Hilton Hotel, where the World chess champion and his team would be staying during the event.
Obviously, Anand wanted to keep his arrival a secret and his plan went smoothly. He wanted to avoid the journalists at the airport because he had not still divulged the details of his seconds.
Anand and his team had trained at Sandaski in Bulgaria before the match. Though the Bulgarian officials had no idea of Anand’s arrival, they confirmed on Saturday that the Indian had already checked into the team hotel.