“Chess thambis”: Viswanathan Anand’s dinner selfie with child prodigy

Prime Sports, National (Chennai), June 11:- Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, who finished third in the recently concluded Norway Chess tournament, shared a photo from his dinner outing with chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa and grandmaster Sandipan Chanda on Friday.

Along with a selfie, Mr Anand wrote, “The “chess thambis” out for dinner with Anna.”

Fans of India’s first grandmaster were happy to see the chess stalwarts together. Many were delighted to see Sandipan after a long time.

“Nice to see both the ends of the barrel that has been shooting bull’s eye, making us proud. More power to you’ll- Praggnanandhaa and  Viswanathan Anand,” wrote a user.

The three chess icons recently met in Chennai on the occasion of the unveiling of the mascot for the Chess Olympiad.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, on June 9, unveiled the official emblem and mascot of the Forty-fourth Chess Olympiad in Chennai. The Olympiad will be held from July 28 to August 10. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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