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Introduction of computers has changed the approach to chess: Anand

Five-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand feels the advent of computers has changed the way players have approached chess over the years, with the two opponents sitting in front of the board remaining the only constant in the game. Talking about about his journey, the former world champion said he had to work hard to become the player he is today. I was six years old when my older brother and sister were playing chess, and then I went to my mom and asked her to teach me as well. My progress as a chess player wasn t sudden, it came through lots of hard work over many years, Anand said on Star Sports show Mind Masters The chess I learnt in the 80s, we no longer play chess like that. The introduction of computers has changed the approach, the way you study completely. Only the two players in front of the board has not changed, he added. Anand said chess requires you to constantly study the opponents game and guage what s going on in their minds. In chess, you don t beat the ...

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