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October 31, 2008

India’s no 1, in (C)hess mind it, not (C)ricket

Filed under: Sports — Abhinav Sahai @ 11:47 pm
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Anand with the Championship trophy

Anand with the Championship trophy

Peter Roebuck, Australia’s famous Cricket writer is in India, for covering the Border Gavaskar Trophy but yesterday, first lines he spoke were something like this, “I have never seen this before, the frontpage of the newspapers having Chess as its headline”. Well Mr.Peter I guess there are some things unique about India and when it comes to brainpower then I guess India has quite often proven its supremacy to the world. Yet again we prove that when Vishwanathan Anand, India’s first Grandmaster won the World Chess Championship.

Vishwanathan Anand, ranked no. 1 since 2007, has now been crowned the undisputed king of the world in the game of chess. He had won the Rapid Title (07) and also won in tournament format (07 again) and if there was anything he wanted badly was this, the title in the matchplay format. He beat Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik by 2-game margin to become the First Non Russian since Bobby Fischer in 1972 to win against a Russian in this format of the game. With world titles in all formats of the game he can heave a sigh of relief and bring a smile on his face, finally !

India maybe having the better of the world champs in Cricket, but this I guess should be rated as India’s biggest sports feat and stands at par if not above with the Cricket World Series title in 83 or Abhinav Bindra’s gold medal at the olympics. Hopefully many youngsters will follow him in and get inspired to produce more such results and more glory to the nation. Cheers for Anand, cheers for India.

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3 Comments »

  1. You have been added to the official BlogLOL [with semantic XFN goodness] , have fun !!

    Comment by debasys — November 1, 2008 @ 12:19 am | Reply

  2. And would you mind updating the Twitter link.

    Comment by debasys — November 1, 2008 @ 12:21 am | Reply

  3. @deba
    whats this official Blog all about?? semantic XFN–>phew wazzat now??
    thanks for taking my attention to that twitter link, i never noticed that it had the wrong path, its corrected now though. 🙂

    Comment by nerdysahai — November 1, 2008 @ 10:19 am | Reply


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