Viswanathan Anand dethroned in roller-coaster year for Indian chess

While Viswanathan Anand lost his World Championship crown to Magnus Carlsen, India's young brigade of chess players brought several laurels to the nation.

updated: December 22, 2013 15:29 IST
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New Delhi: It started with a great deal of excitement and anticipation but year 2013 turned out to be a disappointing one for Indian chess as the legendary Viswanathan Anand got outplayed in his own backyard to surrender the World Championship crown.

It was a story of missed opportunities, expected draws and some unexpected losses for Anand as the veteran lost to Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match held in his hometown of Chennai.

There was a sense of enthusiasm in the beginning of the year as India started its preparation to host the World Chess Championship in Chennai, where the Indian great was scheduled to defend his title, which he had won five times - 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012.

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