Pinning hopes on the likes of Saina
Nehwal, Gagan Narang and Mary Kom to win medals at the 2012
London Olympics, world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand has
said India will have to start planning for the 2016 edition from now.
World Champion Viswanathan Anand outwitted Nigel Short of England to jump into joint lead with Luke McShane of England, after the end of the fourth round of London Chess Classic underway at the Olympia.
World champion Vishwanathan Anand had to settle for a draw with lowest rated David Howell of England but local hero Luke McShane downed compatriot Nigel Short to shoot into sole lead after the 2nd round of the London Chess Classic
World chess champion Vishwanathan Anand is more concerned about how many medals India would win in the Commonwealth Games than the controversies in the run-up to the mega-event, scheduled to kick off here on October 3.
Unfazed by the controversy surrounding his nationality, world champion Vishwanathan Anand began his simultaneous chess game against 40 math wizards at the ongoing International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM).
Vishwanathan Anand was pleasantly surprised at the unsolicited assistance he received from Russian greats Gary Kasparov and Vladmir Kramnik during his championship title defence against
Bulgarian Veselin Topalov in Sofia.
After a lucky win in the previous round, world champion Viswanathan Anand was back to splitting points as he played out a quick draw against Dutch Jan Smeets in the 11th round of the Corus Chess Tournament.