Garry Kasparov all praise for Vishwanathan Anand; heres what he said
Chess genius Garry Kasparov was all praises for former multiple-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand.
This because it was on Thursday itself that Anand went on to win the World Rapid title.
Kasparov added that the 48-year-old should use it as a reminder to his critics that he still has plenty to offer his younger rivals on the chess circuit.
Many clamoured for Anand’s retirement following bad form, including former Asiad rapid chess champion Lanka Ravi.
Kasparov took a dig at Anand’s critics through a tweet.
“Congratulations of the man from the sixties on his World Rapid title! I hope you dedicated this latest victory to everyone who has asked you when you were going to retire!” Kasporov tweeted to his old rival on Friday.
On Wednesday, Anand beat Carlsen from the black side of Botvinnik system in the Nimzo Indian defence in the ninth round of the World Rapid Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Anand won in 34 moves owing to a superb endgame in which his queen and bishop proved too powerful for Carlsen. >