Printed: Might 23, 2020 5:09:20 pm
5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand feels the arrival of computer systems has modified the best way gamers have approached chess over time, with the 2 opponents sitting in entrance of the board remaining the one fixed within the sport.
Speaking about his journey, the previous world champion stated he needed to work arduous to grow to be the participant he’s at the moment.
“I used to be six years outdated when my older brother and sister have been taking part in chess, after which I went to my mother and requested her to show me as nicely. My progress as a chess participant wasn’t sudden, it got here by way of a lot of arduous work over a few years,” Anand stated on Star Sports activities present ‘Thoughts Masters’.
“The chess I learnt within the 80s, we now not play chess like that. The introduction of computer systems has modified the method, the best way you research fully. Solely the 2 gamers in entrance of the board has not modified,” he added.
Anand stated chess requires you to always research the opponents’ sport and gauge what’s happening of their minds.
“In chess, you don’t beat the board. It’s extra essential to beat the participant on the opposite facet. Everybody thinks you make one of the best strikes, nevertheless it’s extra about who makes the final mistake on the board,” Anand stated.
“You have to always put your self within the minds of the opponents and research their sport together with your individual,” he added.
The 50-year-old stated he hits the gymnasium to launch the pent up stress within the physique after each sport.
“You can’t pump your fist and there’s no emotional launch in a sport like chess. After a sport I all the time go to the gymnasium not for health however to relax and the stress goes away.”
Anand stated the 1987 World Junior chess championship and the 2017 World Fast Championship are two of crucial tournaments of his profession.
“Profitable the primary World Junior in 1987 was a match I’ll always remember, the sensation of overcoming the Russians gave me nice pleasure.”
“And, profitable the World Fast Chess Championship in 2017, at a time in my profession once I was considering retirement, that win got here simply on the proper time and gave me nice satisfaction”.
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