Former chess world champion Viswanathan Anand said he suffered from 'withdrawal symptom' after losing his crown to Magnus Carlsen last year. He tells NDTV how his son helped him recover from depressing moments.
Viswanathan Anand has said he is mulling to re-jig his team of seconds, or players who help a champion player prepare for the World Championship.
Viswanathan Anand lost to Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship. By winning the Candidates tournament this year, he gets another shot at Carlsen.
Having won one of the strongest tournaments of recent times with one round to spare, Viswanathan Anand just didn't want anything to go wrong and went for the draw with white pieces that was for the taking. The Indian ace thus officially earned the right to a rematch with Magnus Carlsen of Norway along with the winner's purse of 13,5000 Euros.
The win gives Viswanathan Anand a shot at the World Chess Championship against Magnus Carlsen.
Viswanathan Anand let Russia's Dmitry Andreikin drew with Dmitry Andreikin in the 12th round to maintain his full-point lead over Levon Aronian in the Candidates Chess.
Viswanathan Anand settled for an easy draw against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the 11th round of the Candidates Chess.
Viswanathan Anand secured an easy draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the 10th round of the Candidates Chess.
Leading by a full point with five rounds still to come in the Candidates chess, Viswanathan Anand's lead is effectively 1.5 points if one considers the tiebreak according to which the individual encounter comes on top.
The hard-earned victory proved crucial for five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand as he took his tally to six points out of a possible nine. The Candidates Chess tournament will select the challenger for the World Chess title later this year, who will face Norway's Magnus Carlsen.
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