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I look for people who’ve plotted gaps in my game, says Anand

Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand on <g data-gr-id="20">Mondaysaid</g> he looks “for people who have plotted gaps in my game” when it comes to choosing his team.

“I pick people with whom I get along, which is a fundamental quality. You also have to look for chess players.

I will look for people who have plotted gaps in my game, also point out <g data-gr-id="21">thing</g> that I do well and which don’t do well. It is important to be good friends to be a good trainer and learner.”

Anand says what matters most to him are the moves that he makes on the board.

“In chess there is one fundamental truth, it doesn’t matter what the truth is, it matters what you execute on the board. In chess you get rewarded for what you do on the board in those two hours, not what you do before that and what you do after that,” Anand said here.

He added, “It doesn’t matter what you think after you make the move. It is a <g data-gr-id="25">much specialised</g> thing. After playing for some <g data-gr-id="23">time</g> you will get to know what you are good at and what you are not and you are the best judge of that. It is important to have respect on yourself that makes your game much easier,” he said. 
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