It was hot and sticky.
The Tiger of Madras
Prowled slowly along
The Rank & File
Grabbing a Pawn
Grabbing a Knight
Pouncing on e6
Check! Check! Check!
The final score was 37 wins and 1 draw for GM Viswanathan Anand in his simultaneous match against 38 players which was held at the Oshwal Academy, Mombasa on 23rd April 2017.
Former World Chess Champion GM Vishwanathan Anand who arrived in Kenya on 21st April 2017 was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Mombasa International Chess Open and the inaugural Zone 4.2 U16 Team Championship.
GM Vishwanathan Anand created history by becoming the first chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion to visit the bustling city of Mombasa in a trip organised by Mombasa Chess Club and the Deshpande family.
Only swashbuckling James Panchol managed to hold Vishy to a well deserved draw.
The simultaneous was the final event to close the 2017 Mombasa International Chess Open and the Zone 4.2 U16 Team Championship.