Chess prodigy to take own food to India
Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen plans to bring his own food and chef to the coming World Chess Championships in India in case a bout of 'delhi-belly' puts him off his game.
“We’re taking all our own food and our own chef,” he told an employee of Nordic Semiconductor, his new sponsors, in Oslo on Monday.
Neither the 22-year-old grandmaster nor his full-time manager Espen Agdestein were happy at the decision to hold the World Championships in Chennai, the home town of the present title-holder Viswanathan Anand.
Carlsen, from Tønsberg, is currently ranked the number one chess player in the world, with a peak rating of 2872, the highest in history.
The world championships, which will pit Carlsen against Anand in a marathon 20-day match, take place between the sixth and the and 26th of November.