Chess legend Anand asks grand masters to improve Elo rating Chennai, Oct 31 (PTI) Indian chess legend and formerWorld champion Viswanathan Anand on Thursday praised P Iniyan,Prithu Gupta and Raunak Sadhwani, who recently became thecountry's63rd, 64th and 65th grand masters respectively, andurged them to work hard to break the 2600 Elo points barrier.
He was speaking at a felicitation function organisedhere by Microsense Private Limited, a global technologycompany.
Hailing the individual strengths of the players,Anandspoke also about the importance of the role played by parentsand institutions like Microsense.
He urged the youngsters to keep working hard, improvetheir Elo rating and break the 2600 barrier.
Anand, whose next tournament would be in Romania, saidhe had not yet firmed up plans for 2020 but made it known hewould playing Wijk Ann Zee.
Iniyan, Prithu Gupta and Raunak Sadhwani are among the 20talented youngsters mentored, supported and funded byMicrosense.
They are also three of the six talents who were coachedby Russian legend Vladimir Kramnik as part of the MicrosenseKramnik Chess Programme in August this year.
FIDE vice-president D V Sundar, Microsense PrivateLimited managing director S Kailasanathan and Microsense CEOSujit Singh also spoke.PTI SSNVG NVG