Speaking about his journey, the previous world champion stated he needed to work exhausting to develop into the participant he’s at the moment.
“I used to be six years outdated when my older brother and sister had been enjoying chess, after which I went to my mother and requested her to show me as effectively. My progress as a chess participant wasn’t sudden, it got here by way of numerous exhausting work over a few years,” Anand stated on Star Sports activities present ‘Mind Masters‘
“The chess I learnt within the 80s, we not play chess like that. The introduction of computer systems has modified the strategy, the best way you examine fully. Solely the 2 gamers in entrance of the board haven’t modified,” he added.
Anand stated chess requires you to continually examine the opponents’ sport and gauge what is going on on of their minds.
“In chess, you do not beat the board. It is extra essential to beat the participant on the opposite facet. Everybody thinks you make the perfect strikes, however it’s extra about who makes the final mistake on the board,” Anand stated.
“You’ll want to continually put your self within the minds of the opponents and examine their sport together with your individual,” he added.
The 50-year-old stated he hits the fitness center to launch the pent up stress within the physique after each sport.
“You can’t pump your fist and there is not any emotional launch in a sport like chess. After a sport I all the time go to the fitness center not for health however to relax and the stress goes away.”
Anand stated the 1987 World Junior chess championship and the 2017 World Fast Championship are two of an important tournaments of his profession.
“Profitable the primary World Junior in 1987 was a match I’ll always remember, the sensation of overcoming the Russians gave me nice satisfaction.”
“And, successful the World Fast Chess Championship in 2017, at a time in my profession after I was considering retirement, that win got here simply on the proper time and gave me nice satisfaction”.