Five-time World chess champion Viswanathan Anand is in “deep throes of training” with his seconds, according to his wife and manager Aruna Anand, gearing up for the World championship match against World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen to be held at the Hyatt Regency in November.
Aruna, who inspected the facilities at the venue of the championship, said she was satisfied with the arrangements made so far. “I am very happy with what has been shown to us. We expect it to be a well-managed championship and a world-class event.”
Aruna said she had a close look at the playing hall, the rest area, the temperature of the hall and the lighting facilities.
“This is a preliminary inspection. We will make another visit two to three days prior to the championship,” she said.
On the illness cause, Aruna preferred to be cautious.
“It’s a well-defined clause in the contract. The parameters for it to be exercised are well defined in case it needs to be exercised.
“These guidelines will be followed as per the contract.”
Aruna further said Anand had been operating “out of Chennai for a reasonable length of time. He is neither looking back nor looking ahead. Specific chess problems occupy his mind now.”