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Not Quite Checkmated Yet

Not Quite Checkmated Yet

Despite his recent loss to Magnus Carlsen, chess maestro Viswanathan Anand could well bounce back quickly.

The achievements of Viswanathan Anand in chess are far too many to be listed in one article. The five-time world chess champion, who holds various tournament records in places like Wijk aan Zee, Leon and Mainz, has single-handedly brought the chess revolution to the fore in the nation that invented the game.

In the November 1, 2013 rating list of FIDE, the World Chess Federation, India topped all nations in the number of rated players. India pushed France to second place and occupied the numero uno position, having eclipsed Germany, Russia and Spain in earlier months. More people are clearly playing the game now in India. And that is thanks to Anand. After each of his exploits in Europe, more and more people come to play chess. It is a fact that the All India Chess Federation, which is administered well, has laid the perfect platform for chess to grow and benefit from the various Anand waves.

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