India has won its first World Rapid Chess
Championship since 2003
India is so proud of you, Chess champion Viswanathan Anand at 48, turn back the clock and shows his old strategies can help him to win any championship and completely deny the retirement speculations about his performance. After a disastrous string of results in the Leuven grand chess tournament in July 2017, he didn’t perform according to his skill and finished it on 8th position in a 10 man grid with a very disappointing score of 8/18.
Thanks everyone. Mildly put, I am very pleased with my play! Happy 2018. Now family time till Wijk. This picture is for my wife, she has asked me to bring the medals back very safely. This is proof! pic.twitter.com/zkwE41tanm
— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) December 31, 2017
The 5 times World Rapid Chess championship Viswanathan Anand sighed: There is no point in playing chess like this, I think I’m not playing like a professional player. More so after he finished last in the London chess classic much to his displeasure and said I am not Harbouring any kind of negative thoughts. I am not demotivated with any previous defeats, and I am highly motivated as I have ever before,
He also showed his anger On Twitter and now after 5 Months later, after completing the first day of the blitz category on a very disappointing note where he suffered a loss at the hands of Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, Anand has shown his class and form and the final day of world classical championship.
On Thursday, he won the World Rapid Chess Championship tournament Title in Saudi Arabia after defeating Russia Vladimir Fedoseev 2-0 in the two-game tie-break.
Wishes poured him from all corner of the country and the Prime Minister of India join the bandwagon and without delay the four-time world champion reply to the heartwarming tweet. Movements after his victory the Prime Minister of India tweets “Congratulations @vishy you have proven your mettle time and again your tenacity inspires us India is proud of your exemplary success at the World Rapid Chess Championship” and within few minutes reply back thanking the Prime Minister for his warm word he quoted “thank you, sir, it’s my privilege. every time I hear the anthem on the winner’s podium, that one moment you fight back your tears just watching the tricolor Go up”.
Vishey’s victory in the tournaments was, of course, special for not only him but for every Indian citizen, After the win, he said “ the last two defeats in the Rapid event were nothing short of Disastrous. came here in a pessimistic frame of mind but it has just been the most wonderful surprise and I believe I played well And we are the champions.
Wrapping Up – We would like to Congratulate Viswanathan Anand on his amazing Victory in World Rapid Chess Championship and we would like to wish him the very good luck in future.
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