A lot has been said about preparing for the actual chess. What about the non-chess items? What do you take to eat? Carbs, energy drinks or what? Interesting extract on Topalov's prep he
What are the plans for Topalov's preparation?
Currently we are selecting coaches and seconds for Topalov. After that we will have training sessions in Spain, they will be in November, December, and January. As he needs practice, for sure he will participate in the Linares 2010 tournament from 13th to 25th of February. There is a theoretical chance that he participates in Monte Carlo as well, but that depends on the dates of the match with Anand.
There will be new names in Topalov's camp, for now I will keep them secret. It is always good to have motivated people and new ideas, We will have a doctor, psychologist, nutritionist, fitness instructor. Of course there will be 7 to 10 days rest between the sessions, we will send him to the Canary Islands to regain energy.
What is the role of the nutritionist?
The nutritionist makes a special selection of food and a diet for Topalov. Some foods cannot be mixed, and so on. Such diet begins at least two months before the competition.This is in all sports, not just in chess. Before chess was considered to be only mental sport, but it turns out that without serious physical preparation it is difficult to endure a whole game. In a match like the World championship every detail counts.