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There's proof that chess improves students' academics: Viswanathan Anand

In a Q&A, India's first Grandmaster and World Chess Championship in 2000 talks about his biography and the nuances of the game

There's proof that chess improves students' academics: Vishwanathan Anand
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Namrata Kohli New Delhi
India has as many as 65 Grandmasters today, but this wasn't the case 33 years ago , when Viswanathan Anand became country's first in December 1987 and won the World Chess Championship in 2000. For a game that originated in India hundreds of years ago, Vishy, as he is fondly called, is in a sense carrying forward legacy. He says when he won the world title there was some feeling of chess coming back home "because we invented the game and then lost track of it”. Last year Anand turned 50 and December 2019 saw the launch of his biography.

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First Published: Feb 27 2020 | 6:55 PM IST

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