Zeenews Sports Bureau
New Delhi: Days after he retained his world title, the ‘King of Chess’ Viswanathan Anand was felicitated at a ceremony in Chennai.
Speaking on the occasion, Anand had words of praise for his opponent, and called Boris Gelfand as a good defender and a ‘competent rival.’ The Grand Master also revealed how he managed to defend his title despite the pressure.
The 42-year-old said that he was extremely happy after retaining his title and the particular match was one of the biggest he has played in his career so far.
Answering questions, Anand said that the win has boosted his confidence and he is looking forward to playing more chess.
Anand also lauded the initiative of Tamil Nadu government to introduce chess as a part of the educational course. He added that the country will see the next generation of chess players emerge from Tamil Nadu as a result of the particular step.