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My best is yet to come, hopefully, says Anand

My best is yet to come, hopefully, says Anand
Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014. Asked if his best is yet to come, Anand said: “I hope so. I try to be optimistic.”

The 45-year-old said he was happy with his performance in the year that is drawing to a close as he won three tournaments, although he acknowledged in the recent world championship he could not capitalise on the self-created opportunities.

“I am happy with this year. I played well in many tournaments. I won three tournaments. I hope the trend continues,” Anand said on the sidelines of a promotional event.

Anand said he created “more chances” during the world championship, which he lost to Magnus Carlsen of Norway at Sochi recently, but unfortunately could not make use of those.

Describing Carlsen as one having a “practical style”, Anand said, “He is not someone who spends a lot of time in warming up and playing long openings.”  On his plans the for the coming year, Anand, who won the London Chess Classic a few days ago, said: “I will be playing more tournaments in general. My focus is really shifting to tournaments.”
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