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Chess Olympiad: Didn't think of changing my mind on not playing - Viswanathan Anand

Did n’t suppose of changing my mind on not playing Olympiad Anand 


Chennai, Jul 27( PTI) India chess legend Viswanathan Anand is happy being an “ enthusiastic tutor ” and noway allowed of redefining his decision of not playing in the Olympiad after it was moved out of Russia and distributed to Chennai. 

Anand, a five- time world champion, had decided not to share this time but he'll be guiding the Indian platoon at the showpiece event to be held in Mamallapuram from July 28 to August 10. 


“No, I didn't( consider playing) I wasn't going to play anyway wherever it was passing. lately I've been reducing my commitments, 

”the 52- time old said when asked if he allowed

of redefining his decision of not playing in the Olympiad. 

“The World crown cycle, I'm not tough to qualify. In fact, I didn't suppose of changing my mind. India has so numerous great youths now. also why should we keep coming back. I hope that they will do veritably well. 


“I'll try to be around if they want to consult me. Anyway I'm in constant touch with some of the platoon members. It'll be an extension of that. Yeah, I'll be an enthusiastic tutor. ” On his part as the tutor, India’s first ever Grandmaster said, “ I suppose the main thing is to keep reminding them not to feel the pressure. It's nice to play in India. Putting pressure on ourselves doesn't help in any way. ” Three Indian brigades in the Open sections and an equivalent number in the women’s event will be in action in the Olympiad. 

The 44th edition of the prestigious event will witness a record 188 brigades in the Open section and 162 in the women’s side. 


“We were  first of all not supposed to host the Olympiad. It's eventually starting. So veritably agitated, ” Anand said. 

The Chennai ace, who trains a bunch of youths including R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh and Arjun Erigaisi among others, said he's enjoying his guiding part. 


“Yeah, the Westbridge Anand Academy, it's going veritably advisable. It's one further part that I enjoy. I'll continue with it, for the moment that’s the plan, ” he said on the sidelines of a ChessKid event where he communicated training to children. 

Anand said manage a mega event like the Olympiad would have a positive impact. 


“It's huge. formerly we see that everyone in India, especially in Tamil Nadu is following what's passing, you can see there's a lot of excitement. It'll have a positive impact for a long time like any big event leaves its mark, ” he inked off. PTI SS ATK ATK 

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