Originally posted by arterioes"The seconds of both players arrived at the venue. As it turned out, Anand had the same group of helpers as in Bonn: Peter Heine Nielsen, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Surya Ganguly and Radoslaw Wojtaszek. We already knew that Topalov worked with Jan Smeets, Erwin l’Ami, Ivan Cheparinov and Jiri Dufek"
Dufek? As in Jiri Dufek with a FIDE rating of 2276??
Originally posted by Vince123The seconds are mainly there to help with opening preparation, although most of that will have been done in the months before the match.
What do "seconds" do for the main player? I know it's all legal and according to the rules of chess. But what do they actually do? Would appreciate any awswer to my question.