World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand Wary of "Tenacious" Magnus Carlsen

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has played six World Chess Championship matches since 2007 and he will be up against Magnus Carlsen in Sochi, who had defeated the Indian legend in Chennai last year.

Updated: November 07, 2014 13:06 IST
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File pic: Anand (L) will take on Norway's Carlsen.


New Delhi: With favourable results under his belt this year, five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand is approaching the forthcoming World Chess Championship at Sochi with a quiet confidence and a positive frame of mind but termed his opponent Magnus Carlsen as "tenacious".

"He (Carlsen) has achieved a lot and is tenacious in his play . He will definitely come to Sochi motivated," Anand was quoted as saying in an interview released by NIIT.

After losing the title to the 23-year-old Carlsen of Norway last year at Chennai, Anand played powerfully at the Candidates tournament this year in March to brush past seven other contenders including Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov included).

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