IMAGE: The academy, named WestBridge-Anand Chess Academy, has taken on board 5 of the nation’s most promising gamers to be skilled by chess legend Viswanathan Anand. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Legendary Indian chess participant Viswanathan Anand has joined arms with WestBridge Capital to launch an academy, by which the five-time world champion will train youngsters.
The academy, named WestBridge-Anand Chess Academy, has taken on board 5 of the nation’s most promising gamers to be skilled by Anand.
The preliminary record of trainees and grantees of the WACA Fellowship are: 15-year outdated R Praggnanandhaa, Nihal Sarin (16), Raunak Sadhwani (15), D Gukesh (14) and Praggnanandhaa’s sister R Vaishali (19).
As a part of the partnership, deserving candidates might be recognized yearly and offered assist to break into the highest world chess rating. They might be granted fellowships.
Talking concerning the initiative, Anand mentioned,”Chess has made quite a lot of progress within the final 20 years. Many gamers within the nation have the potential, beneath the suitable steering, to make it to the highest ten and even change into World Champions.”
Given the present Covid-19 state of affairs, the mentorship actions might be carried out just about for now.
Anand believes that the present state of affairs works properly and gives a super alternative for the candidates to recognise, focus, and work on their areas of deficiency which can in flip set them up properly to obtain the long-term objectives.
“It is true that whereas caught on the earth of tournaments and competitions, one tends to work on quick fixes, relatively than work on resolving the problem in a broader long-term context,” the chess legend added.
Some trainers recognized to assist out the maestro embrace German GM Artur Jussupow, Polish GM Grzegorz Gajewski and Indian GM Sandipan Chanda.