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GM Vishwanathan Anand in Mombasa

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It was hot and sticky.

The Tiger of Madras

Prowled slowly along

The Rank & File

Grabbing a Pawn

Grabbing a Knight

Pouncing on e6

Then h7

Check! Check! Check!

Mate!

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.

The Tiger of Madras GM Vishwanathan Anand in action.

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.

Last two players – James Panchol and FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda against Vishy. Photo credit Paras Gudka.

Only swashbuckling James Panchol managed to hold Vishy to a well deserved draw.

GM Vishwanathan Anand ponders his move in a game that he was held to a draw by James Panchol. Photo credit Paras Gudka.

 

The simultaneous was the final event to close the 2017 Mombasa International Chess Open and the Zone 4.2 U16 Team Championship.