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Monday, September 3, 2012

World Chess Champion Vishy Anand in the US at Metropolitan Chess Inc

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Hi everyone,

The Metropolitan Chess Inc., US, invited World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and a team of eight instructors from August 9-13 to coach more than 100 youngsters in Los Angeles as part of the 2012 Metropolitan Chess Camp, according to a news release. Some of his instructional sessions with GM Anand - split over a morning and evening session - to the higher rated camp groups lasted over five hours per day. 

On the last day of the camp, Anand played some of the top performing participants at the camp in a 20-board simultaneous exhibition. The simul was somewhat unusual in that it had several 2300 FIDE rated players partaking, and an additional 'vote chess' board which allowed the online audience to participate. The end result was 15 wins and 5 draws for the Indian Grandmaster. This simul concluded the five-day camp with World Champion Viswanathan Anand, whom Metropolitan Chess, Inc. is looking forward to again hosting in a future year.

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