New Delhi: Vishwanath Anand sought
postponement of his world Chess
Championship matc against Veselin
Topalov in Sofia, Bulgariaas the
grounding of international flights due
to the volcanic ash over Iceland has
stranded him in Frankfurt.

Best of 12 matches starts 23rd April
and in case of tie it will be decided in a
rapid play of by May 12. Defending
Champion Anand schduled to reach Sofia
on 16th but due to closure of flights
at Germany, he could not take flight.