Chennai: Reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand is thrilled that he would be playing his championship match against Boris Gelfand here having last played Alexei Dreev in a Candidates' match back in 1990.
"Firstly, I express my gratitude to Tamil Nadu CM for her decision to have the match at Chennai. I am looking forward eagerly to play in Chennai. It will be a fantastic experience," the legendary chess player said.
Although he hasn't yet started preparing for his championship defence, he had decided to start once FIDE announces the schedule.