India’s Grandmaster D Gukesh stated that he shouldn’t be in comparison with five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand by any stretch of the creativeness.
The 17-year-old teen just lately toppled Anand to change into the highest-ranked participant in India since July 1986. The teen gained 2758 factors and jumped seven locations to No.8 within the rankings.
Regardless of holding a excessive place, Gukesh feels that it’s method too early for him to be in contrast with the legendary Anand.
“The expectations are at all times there so I’m used to it. Holding India’s No. 1 rating is a very particular factor for me. However under no circumstances i needs to be in comparison with Vishi sir. He’s a five-time world champion,” Gukesh was quoted as saying to ANI.
“My plan is to at all times enhance my sport as a lot as I can. I can be enjoying a number of tournaments,” he said.
Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa shining for India
Aside from Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa has additionally made India proud along with his efficiency. On Monday, September 11, the 2 grandmasters have been felicitated by their respective faculties.
Praggnanandhaa just lately grabbed the limelight after bagging the silver medal within the World Cup held in Baku. The younger chess participant gave veteran Magnus Carlsen a run for cash earlier than ultimately shedding the match.
Lately, Udhayanidhi Stalin, the Tamil Nadu Sports activities Minister, awarded a prize cash of INR 60 lakh every to Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa. He additionally pledged to help the 2 younger gamers sooner or later.
“As we speak, we participated within the award ceremony held for the scholars of Velammal College, Chennai, who achieved achievements in #FIDEChessWorldChampionship and introduced satisfaction to Tamilnadu,” Stalin wrote on X.”Congratulations to brother Pragnananda and brother Gukesh, who have been born in a easy household and who’ve made Tamil Nadu stand on the world stage with their expertise,” he added.