Anand to lead India in Olympiad

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

World rapid chess champion Viswanathan Anand will lead India in the men's section of the Chess Olympiad to be held in Madrid, Spain from October 14.

Anand to lead India in Olympiad

New Delhi:

World rapid chess champion Viswanathan Anand will lead India in the men's section of the Chess Olympiad scheduled to be held in Madrid, Spain from October 14. This is the first time that an all-Grandmasters team is representing India. Anand is playing in the Olympiad after a long gap of seven years and the man believes that despite having a good team, it won't be smooth sailing for India in the competition.The Chess wizard has won almost everything that has come his way, including his third Chess Oscar and has already bagged three major titles this year- the Corus Super Grandmaster's title, the Dortmund Championship and the Mainz Classic. Anand, who is touring various Indian cities to promote the game, made time for some school children in the capital on Thursday.Twenty-one students from Delhi's Vasant Valley School got an opportunity to play their moves against the world rapid chess champion.



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