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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Anand wants to be Chess World No. 1 again!

Viswanathan Anand: There's more to be conquered

Hi Everybody,

Chess World Champion Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has said in an interview that he is keen to regain the No. 1 spot in the FIDE world chess rankings.

Anand, who is currently behind Magnus Carlsen and Veselin Topalov, was No. 1 way back in July 2008.

Anand was quick to point out that the road to top is tough. "Carlsen, Topalov, Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian, all have a chance. It will be tough for me to get there."

"I have resumed practice after a much needed break. I am motivated to be number one again. My strategy has always been of playing few tournaments. But now I realise I will have to play more often if I have to be number one," Anand said.

You can read the full interview here.

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  • At July 25, 2010 at 3:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Too often does a World Champion go dormant due to constant defenses of his title. Therefore, this is very good news to hear!


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