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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Anand Disappointed about Bazna Kings Chess Tournament Being Postponed

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World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand has expressed disappointment at the postponing of the Kings Chess Tournament in Medias, Romania. He said he was looking forward to his first chess tournament after winning the World Chess Championship 2012 against Boris Gelfand last month. The tournament was to be held from June 23 to July 4, before being postponed by the organisers.

"Emotions are still fresh having won the World Championship, a tough one at that. It was most disappointing. I was geared up to playing in it and now I have to cool my heels for the next one. Always you want to get back and play again," said Anand.

The 2012 tournament in Medias was to be the sixth edition (being held in Bazna until last year) and was set to include a strong 6-player double round robin line-up headed by last year's winner and world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway and world champion Anand.

The other players were Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk and top Romanian player Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu.

Anand was also on Tuesday made the brand ambassador of TVH, one of the major players in realty market in Southern parts of India.

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