Magnus Carlsen wary of Viswanathan Anand ahead of World Chess Championship

World number one and challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway arrived in Chennai on Monday for the November 9-28 World Chess Championship tournament.

updated: November 04, 2013 21:34 IST
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Ahead of the World Chess Championship in Chennai starting Saturday, world No.1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway is wary of his opponent Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. Worried about how he will take to the variety of cuisines in India, Carlsen has brought in a personal chef from home. "I have been practising in Oman. I have brought my own chef because I don't want to fall sick. Food is not my biggest worry though, it is Anand," Carlsen told reporters after reaching Chennai for the all-important tournament.

The 22-year-old was welcomed by FIDE and All India Chess Federation officials for the much-awaited November 9-28 World Chess Championship against Anand.

Carlsen, who faces defending and five-time world champion Anand in a 12-game contest, was received at Kamaraj International Airport by FIDE vice-president DV Sundar, AICF president JCD Prabhakar and World Championship organising secretary V Hariharan.

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