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Viswanathan Anand Applauds Gukesh D’s FIDE Candidates Victory, Encourages Him to Embrace the Moment

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Celebrated chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand recently extended his heartfelt congratulations to Gukesh D for clinching victory at the FIDE Candidates 2024 tournament. Anand expressed his personal pride in Gukesh’s remarkable achievement, highlighting the significance of the win.

Viswanathan Anand Applauds Gukesh D's FIDE Candidates Victory, Encourages Him to Embrace the Moment

Hailing from India, Gukesh D emerged triumphant at the FIDE Candidates held in Toronto, securing a notable score of 9/14. At just 17 years old, Gukesh’s victory marks him as the youngest winner of the tournament, further solidifying his position as a rising star in the world of chess.

In addition to his historic triumph, Gukesh also earned the distinction of being the youngest challenger for the World Championship title, a feat previously accomplished by only a select few. Notably, Gukesh follows in the footsteps of Viswanathan Anand himself, underscoring India’s growing prominence in the global chess arena.

Anand’s words of encouragement to Gukesh reflect not only his admiration for the young prodigy’s talent but also his recognition of the significance of this momentous occasion. As Gukesh prepares to embark on his journey as a World Championship challenger, Anand’s support serves as a testament to the camaraderie and mentorship within the chess community.