Sandipan Chanda joins Team Vishy Anand
TNN | Aug 30, 2013, 12.38 AM IST
NEW DELHI: World chess championViswanathan Anand has roped in Kolkata-based Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda as one of his 'seconds' to prepare for his summit clash with world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway in Chennai in November. Chanda, 30, is the second Indian player to be hired by the 42-year-old Anand.
Ganguly, a five-time national champion, Pieter Heine Nielsen of Denmark, former world champion in the knock-out format, Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan and Polish GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek have been core members of Team Anand in the last three World Championships.
Ganguly and Wojtaszek will continue to assist the world No. 7. Chanda had accompanied Anand during a recent GM tournament in Norway.