Think about Sachin Tendulkar instructing Shubman Gill excellent the straight drive.
That might not be occurring any time quickly, however its chess equal is. 5-time World champion Viswanathan Anand is all set to don the coach’s hat.
He has joined arms with WestBridge Capitals to begin a coaching programme.
The WestBridge Anand Chess Academy has taken on board 5 of India’s most promising gamers, to start with.
Nihal Sarin, R. Praggnanandhaa, Raunak Sadhwani, D. Gukesh and R. Vaishali will get to coach with one of many best chess gamers of all time.
Anand stated he was trying ahead to the expertise of being a coach.
“I made a decision to take up this as a result of I wished to see extra prime gamers in FIDE’s ranking record,” he instructed The Hindu throughout a web-based interview on Wednesday.
“Once you look by way of the record, you will note lots of Indian names throughout, however additionally, you will discover that we’re not as dominant as I would love us to be.”
He added he was impressed by a few examples.
“I’m conscious of the position performed by Mikhail Botvinnik’s academy within the former Soviet Union, which produced World champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov and helped that nation dominate the world,” he stated. “Then there was this fellowship within the USA to encourage younger chess gamers to take yr off research and examine chess.”
Sandeep Singhal, WestBridge’s co-founder and managing director, stated the corporate was thrilled to companion with Anand.