Chess, a game we all know to be synonymous with the name Vishwanathan Anand. He probably is the first generation of South Indian children, who’ve managed to break free from the stereotype of Engineering, followed by an MBA, and then a job in a bank. He took up what he loved the most and put his mind in a mad race to break into his opponent’s mind.
India’s grand master stepped down from his title as he lost to Russia’s Sergey Karjakin. Viswanathan Anand, who held the No. 1 India Ranking for 25 long years loses it for the first time along with slipping down the Elo ratings list too. Viswanathan Anand lost his fourth round game at the Candidates Championships 2016, held in Moscow.
After biting the bait of Karjakin, who managed to mislead Anand by opening with an inferior move, giving Karjakin his first victory against the former World Champion.
Well, that’s not the end of the story and there is no need to lose heart as there are ten more rounds to go. And as they say “anything is possible,” and we might have our former world champion back in his place of glory.
While at it, let’s not forget to applaud the winner who is as skilled as our Grandmaster. Now that he’s won here is a look back on his glorious career so far. Karjakin became the world’s youngest chess Grandmaster at the age of 12 (and 7 months) in the year 2002, and is the World Cup winner in 2015. So, congrats Karjakin. Bask in the glory, while our Grandmaster prepares for his next attack with more power and vigor.