Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand

CHENNAI: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand was on Sunday elected as the deputy president of the International Chess Federation — FIDE — while incumbent president Arkady Dvorkovich was re-elected for a second term.

Five-time world champion Anand was part of Dvorkovich's team. Dvorkovich received 157 votes against 16 by his rival Andrii Baryshpolets while the number of invalid votes was 1 and abstentions stood at 5.

“We hope to make a difference and thank everyone for their trust in our team,” tweeted Anand.

Feb 22, 2021 17:02
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Dec 10, 2020 12:12
BENGALURU: WestBridge Capital, under the umbrella of its public charitable trust, WestBridge Charitable Foundation, is set to launch a chess fellowship program, in partnership with chess maestro and former world champion, Grand Master Viswanathan Anand, establishing the WestBridge-Anand Chess Academy (WACA).
Jul 12, 2019 16:07
CHENNAI: US-based online chess platform launched its Indian edition under the mentorship of Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand here Thursday. Under Anand’s guidance, would release curated chess content and hold annual online competitions for India’s aspiring young chess players, the online platform said.