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Sad to lose but I hope to play chess for as long as I enjoy: Viswanathan Anand

After losing to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in game 11 of World Chess Championship that ended his hoped of winning the World title, Viswanathan Anand has said he wants to continue playing chess as long as he enjoys doing so.

By Suyash Srivastava | Updated: Nov 24, 2014, 13:51 PM IST
Sad to lose but I hope to play chess for as long as I enjoy: Viswanathan Anand

New Delhi: After losing to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in game 11 of World Chess Championship that ended his hoped of winning the World title, Viswanathan Anand has said he wants to continue playing chess as long as he enjoys doing so.

In a series of Tweets on social micro-blogging site Twitter, the five-time World champion thanked everybody for their support and said though the loss was saddening, he still wants to play chess for as long as he enjoys it.

 

 

Anand congratulated Carlsen for his feat and also said he was the better player.

Carlsen - the reigning world champion called off the exchange/sacrifice blunder or bluff of Anand on move 24 and wrapped up the game in 45 moves.