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Viswanathan Anand's challenger Carlsen arrives

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Viswanathan Anand's Challenger Carlsen Arrives. Carlsen is in town to fight for his first world championship against five-time world champion...

Chennai: Carlsen is in town to fight for his first world championship against five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand. The inauguration is slated for Thursday and the first of the 12 rounds will be played at Hyatt Regency on Saturday. “I am happy to play in my first world championship match. I am well prepared. I had a two-week training camp in Oman,“ said Carlsen, who reached the city in an Oman Air flight from Muscat.

Along with Carlsen, his father Henrik, mother Sigrun and two sisters Ingrid and Signe also reached the city. His elder sister Ellen couldn't make it to Chennai as she is busy with her medical studies. Carlsen's personal security and doctor also accompanied him.

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