I hope Viswanathan Anand has the passion to make a comeback: Magnus Carlsen

Newly-crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen tells NDTV that he was nervous against Viswanathan Anand but settled down after game No. 3.

updated: November 25, 2013 21:55 IST
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NDTV'S Sam Daniel caught up with newly-crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, who didn't let India's Viswanathan Anand win a single game in the 2013 world championships in Chennai. Carlsen clinched his maiden world title on Friday (Nov 22) with two games to spare in the 12-round championship as the 22-year-old Norwegian was the first to reach 6.5 points. Winless Anand, the defending champions, finished with 3.5 points

Sam Daniel: Your father told us now that you have won the championship, life will return to normal in Norway? Has that happened? Or is Norway still celebrating?

Magnus Carlsen: I think there was great interest in Norway during the world championship. A lot of people who have never watched or played chess were following the game intently. It's absolutely wonderful to see the interest, and I think it's going to last

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