The official closing ceremony of the match for the World Chess Championship took place on 13.05.2010, Thursday, at 18.00 in the Central Military Club (Sofia).
The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Mr. Boyko Borisov, who is the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the match, Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the World Chess Federation FIDE, the Minister of Physical Education and Sports Mr. Svilen Neykov, the President of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee Mrs Stefka Kostadinova and many other VIP guests.
The World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand received a gold medal, cup and a garland. Veselin Topalov received a silver medal and a cup. They also received a paintings from Darina Yaneva’s solo exhibition "The Chess Game", which was a part of the official program of the match.
The Organizing Committee congratulated the world champion with his favorite Indian song.
The prize fund of the match is 2 million EUR, of which 1.2 million are for the winner of the match, and 800 thousand EUR for the defeated player.
To see the pictures from the ceremony, please visit the gallery of the website.