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Modi wishes Anand for World Championship match

Viswanathan Anand (left) and Magnus Carlsen (right) will be facing in the World Chess Championship scheduled to begin on November 7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sent his wishes to five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand.

Viswanathan Anand (left) and Magnus Carlsen (right) will be facing in the World Chess Championship scheduled to begin on November 7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sent his wishes to five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished India’s chess wizard Viswanathan Anand “good luck” for his World Championship match against reigning champion Magnus Carlsen.

The 12-game match will begin on Saturday in Sochi, Russia and will culminate on November 27.

“Good Luck Vishy! Conveying my best wishes to our pride, Viswanathan Anand for the World Chess Championship in Sochi,” said the Prime Minister in his message.

The opening ceremony for the match is slated for Friday.

Anand had lost his crown to Carlsen last year in Chennai and then won the Challenger tournament to earn the right to face the 23-year-old Norwegian again.

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