The long awaited Anand-Topalov 2010 World Championship Match start with a volcano!? Ok I just exaggerated, however the volcano did effect the start of the match . What I mean is the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland on April 15, 2010 which threw ash up in the European atmosphere and led to air travel disruptions resulting to the closure of airspace over most of Europe.
The funniest thing is on the same day when the volcano explode, I’ve read in many chess website that Anand has safely landed in Sofia. However a few days later, Chessbase.com publish an article mentioning that Anand and his team is officially ask for postponement because they are stranded in Frankfurt on their way to Sofia.
The question is who saw Anand in Sofia few days ago? Could it be his double? Is this part of Anand psychological gimmick?
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