Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Anand plans new surprises against Carlsen

Anand promises surprises in his core team for World Chess Championship against Carlsen
02 Apr 2014, 05:31 PM

Anand at a press briefing here after arriving from Russia, where he won the Candidates Tournament, said he was mulling to re-jig his team of seconds, or players who help a champion player prepare for the World Championship.

"I would chalk a new path for a new result. I won't get a new result if I travel in the old path," said Anand.

Asked if he was planning to change is team of seconds, Anand said: "I am planning to re-jig my core team and there would be a couple of surprises. Ideas are being thought about and everything can't be discussed at a media meet."

Anand's team during last year's failed title defence here in his home town against Carlsen were his compatriots Sandipan Chanda, K. Sasikiran, Hungarian Grandmaster Peter Leko and Poland's Radoslaw Wojtaszek. Chanda was also second in Russia during the Candidates Tournament.

Praising Chanda for his creative style, Anand said he was also planning to change his style of play."I have some ideas but can't be discussed," he said.



Anonymous said...

What's new. Carlsen beat him up before the Championship and yet Anand still has surprise left. Perhaps lose the first six games. That's the only thing I could think of.

Anonymous said...

He will hire the best player (Nakamura) in the world to be his second. Its Nervous time for Carlsen.

Anonymous said...

He'll have Nakamura on his team.

Anonymous said...

Nakamura will make Anand his second

Anonymous said...

This nakanakanaka went to market, and this nakanakanaka stayed home...