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FIDE prefers Bulgaria to host the WCC match between Veselin Topalov and Vishvanatan Anand

The President of the Bulgarian Chess Federation Stefan Sergiev said in an interview that Bulgaria is preferred to host the WCC match between the current World Champion GM Vishvanatan Anand (India) and Challenger GM Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria). Sergiev added that he had held convesations with the second most important man in FIDE - Berwick Balgabaev and FIDE’s Envoy Extraordinary Assembly of the European Chess Union (ECU) in Kaliteya (Greece). Balgabaev has satisfied that Bulgaria has a real chance to host the forum.

"FIDE relies on us. FIDE believe that India can not cope with the household" said Sergiev.
There is and another option for match hosting. This is Grozny - the capital of Chechnya. Conversations are suspended because of military situation in the area.
The decision of FIDE will be announced at Congress Kaliteya in October. The prize fund of the tournament will be around 2 million.
The deadline for submitting nominations is 30th September.

The advantages of Sofia are reflected in its attempts to organize tournaments on a high level (M-Tel Masters) and praise for the perfect organization of WCC candidates match between Veselin Topalov and Gata Kamsky held in Sofia this year.
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