The new Prime Minister of Bulgaria Mr. Boiko Borisov will have a meeting with the leader in the FIDE rating list Veselin Topalov and his manager Silvio Danailov. The meeting will take place tomorrow at 12:00 CET, says the official press release by Zhivko Ginchev.
Main topic of the discussion will be the organization of the World Chess Championship match 2010 between Vishwanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov, that is scheduled for April next year.
“Being a host of such a match is an incredible opportunity for advertisement and PR of Bulgaria,” commented Silvio Danailov. “Anand is the sports person of the century in India and very popular in all Asia. The matches for the World Championship are sports, social, and political events. Hosting such a match can put Bulgaria ahead and will be very positive for tourism and other areas of the economy.”
Danailov revealed that Eurosport, CNN, and Al Jazeera have already expressed to FIDE their desire to report daily on the WCC final. However, one more time (just as it was in the presentation of Kasparov – Karpov) the organizers are way off with the internet users numbers, stating 5 million people will follow online daily.
Stay tuned for the details and results of the meeting with Boiko Borisov tomorrow. Borisov became famous for his software block at Mtel Masters this year. It was there when the negotiations for organizing the match in Sofia began, and they will be finalized tomorrow in the afternoon.
Topalov has already started preparation for the WCC 2010
Veselin Topalov has already started preparation for the WCC 2010 match with Anand. Just yesterday, a Cuban radio revealed that Topalov has attracted to his team Leinier Dominguez Perez. More about possible seconds of the players can be followed here.
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