Viswanathan Anand: "The introspection can wait till June"

Время публикации: 04.05.2012 02:47 | Последнее обновление: 04.05.2012 02:47

It seems like the World Champion Viswanathan Anand is hiding his current location. In any case, that's what the interview given by the e-mail to Daily News & Analysis says: "from an undisclosed location."

On the threshold of the match Anand paid tribute to his rival: "He (Gelfand) is a player who is very principled in his chess understanding. He is well-versed in theory and I would say he is one of the best theoreticians in chess. He has a very classic understanding of chess. Since we have played each other for over two decades, we know each other on and off the board quite well. We get along well and have visited each other at each other’s home in Spain and Israel, respectively (...) This match would be a very tough challenge chesswise as you are playing one of the best prepared players in the world."

Anand admitted that of late, his results have not been too encouraging, but he is unfazed by the likely impact of his poor form during the match. "My own tournament results have not been great in the last few months. I don’t want to dwell on the role played by form. The introspection can wait till June. Now the focus is Moscow and doing well there."

The Indian again sounded enthusiastic about the venue of the match: "Moscow as a venue is always special. It is like playing in the heart of chessland. I am sure the event will be very well organised and I hope that spectators get to enjoy the games."



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