I will continue to play even after winning the FIDE election, says Viswanathan Anand | Chess News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Brushing apart all of the speculations about his retirement from the game, Indian Grandmaster (GM) Viswanathan Anand mentioned that he’ll proceed to play chess even when he wins the vice-president’s publish within the World Chess Federation (FIDE) elections.
The 52-year-old five-time World Champion insisted that he has already advised the FIDE’s high officers that he is not going to cease enjoying chess.
The All India Chess Federation (AICF) has unanimously determined to assist the candidature of Anand for the publish of deputy president of FIDE and if every little thing goes in his favour, it could be the primary time that an Indian will maintain a high publish in FIDE.
“I am within the stage the place I am enjoying a lot much less chess than earlier than. I’ve my academy as effectively, which I’ll proceed to dedicate a number of time to. Regardless of my win within the election, I’ll proceed to play, I’m not retiring, sure the depth of tournaments will certainly be much less as I’ve to do a number of issues concurrently,” Anand mentioned whereas addressing a press convention in Delhi on Friday.
Requested if he wins the election, how he sees himself within the position of FIDE officers, Anand mentioned, “It will likely be like a brand new problem. One thing good to expertise, I’ll attempt to study as finest as I can. I do not suppose I deliver any apparent issues to the administration. I hope to be there as a form of the general public face of chess to speak my concepts and my imaginative and prescient, however it could be a shock to me if I discovered myself administering issues in a number of years. And clearly, as your query signifies, there will be an enormous studying curve for me, as a result of I am not used to it.”
“I needed to provide again so much to my sport that has helped it develop. I’ve attracted consideration to it and that folks get pleasure from that India performs chess. I believe that is partially true,” he reasoned for becoming a member of administrations.


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