Candidates tournament is the 2nd biggest chess tournament (of course after the World Chess Championship) that decides who will challenge the reigning World Champion! An extremely prestigious and important hurdle that a chess player has to win over if a player wishes to become World Champion! People go for win here, prepare for months to win this. Now, Anish has a unique record – drawing all 14 games of the Candidates Tournament in 2016!
A parallel in life, say for a student, isn’t it better to say I’ll never fall below say 70% on any given exam, for a corporate professional, it would be like I’ll always show consistency and is a backbone of any team I work with. It needs immense focus, hard work, patience and mental toughness to do so as you don’t know drift away.
Let’s see how Anish is different than his peers. Giri is fluent in Russian, English, Dutch and moderately proficient in Japanese, Nepali and German. He got married relatively at a younger age with Chess International Master (IM) Sopiko Guramishvili in 2015. They have a son named Daniel. Anish is seen spending a good amount of time happily. Being happy, isn’t it the most important thing in life? Anish has published a book in 2014. He has a YouTube channel and is consistently active on social media handles such as Tweeter, Instagram where you see a huge fan base of Anish across countries.
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