Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand inspect match venue
In accordance with the match regulations for the chess crown, the world champion and the challenger for this title conducted an inspection of the match hall in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery.
The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the Management Board of the Russian Chess Federation Ilya Levitov, Chief arbiter Ashot Vardapetyan, Match supervisor FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos, Appeals Committee Chairman Kurt Jungwirth, FIDE Vice President Israel Gelfer, Assistant to the FIDE President Berik Balgabaev and Chairman of the Israeli Chess Federation Moshe Slav.
Both chess players were satisfied with the match venue and organisation. After inspecting the match area, Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand gave an interview to channel “Russia-24”.