4th December 2023

India’s Grandmaster D Gukesh mentioned that he shouldn’t be in comparison with five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand by any stretch of the creativeness.

The 17-year-old teen lately toppled Anand to turn out to be the highest-ranked participant in India since July 1986. The teen gained 2758 factors and jumped seven locations to No.eight within the rankings.

Regardless of holding a excessive place, Gukesh feels that it’s means too early for him to be in contrast with the legendary Anand.

“The expectations are at all times there so I’m used to it. Holding India’s No. 1 rating is a very particular factor for me. However certainly not i needs to be in comparison with Vishi sir. He’s a five-time world champion,” Gukesh was quoted as saying to ANI.

“My plan is to at all times enhance my sport as a lot as I can. I will probably be enjoying a number of tournaments,” he acknowledged.

Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa shining for India

Aside from Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa has additionally made India proud along with his efficiency. On Monday, September 11, the 2 grandmasters have been felicitated by their respective colleges.

Praggnanandhaa lately grabbed the limelight after bagging the silver medal within the World Cup held in Baku. The younger chess participant gave veteran Magnus Carlsen a run for cash earlier than finally dropping the match.

Just lately, Udhayanidhi Stalin, the Tamil Nadu Sports activities Minister, awarded a prize cash of INR 60 lakh every to Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa. He additionally pledged to help the 2 younger gamers sooner or later.

“At this time, we participated within the award ceremony held for the scholars of Velammal College, Chennai, who achieved achievements in #FIDEChessWorldChampionship and introduced satisfaction to Tamilnadu,” Stalin wrote on X.

“Congratulations to brother Pragnananda and brother Gukesh, who have been born in a easy household and who’ve made Tamil Nadu stand on the world stage with their expertise,” he added.

Edited by Diptanil
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