Viswanathan Anand's dream is to see chess played in every school in India

Viswanathan Anand was last week defeated by Magnus Carlsen, who clinched the title of chess champion after 10 games in Chennai. Carlsen won three and drew seven, and earned the highest rating of all time with the 6.5-3.5 win.

updated: November 24, 2013 23:06 IST
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New York: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand, who was dethroned by Magnus Carlsen as the world champion last week, says he dreams about the game being played in every school in the country.

"My dream is to see chess played in every school in India," Anand, a five-time world champion, has written in an essay for the book 'Reimagining India: Unlocking the potential of Asia's next superpower' edited by global consulting firm McKinsey.

Referring to Russia's dominance in chess, Anand said the Soviets were famous for including a chessboard along with the bride's wedding trousseau to ensure that the children knew the rules of the game.

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