Age, to some people, can be merely a number. Viswanathan Anand proved that yet again, with his splendid show at the Champions Showdown chess tournament in St. Louis, United States, yesterday. The genial chess from Chennai, who will turn 47 next month, finished first in the elite tournament, featuring four of the world’s top players.
Since it clashed with the World championship title match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin in New York, it did not get as much media attention as it would have under normal circumstances.
The current World championship title match, by the way, is the first one that is being played without Anand for a decade. The World No. 7 made up somewhat for that with his superb effort in the St. Louis effort.
It is an achievement he could be proud of, for he pushed behind two of the strongest players in the world at the moment – Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruna, both of the United States. Caruna, 24, is ranked No. 2 in the world, while 28-year-old Nakamura is the World No. 8.
Source : Internet