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Sad to lose but I hope to play chess for as long as I enjoy: Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan-AnandAfter losing to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in game 11 of World Chess Championship that ended his hoped of winning the World title, Viswanathan Anand has said he wants to continue playing chess as long as he enjoys doing so.

In a series of Tweets on social micro-blogging site Twitter, the five-time World champion thanked everybody for their support and said though the loss was saddening, he still wants to play chess for as long as he enjoys it.

Viswanathan Anand tweeted, “To everyone who prayed and wrote … thanks . I hope to still play chess as long as I enjoy. Its still sad to lose but this …” (sic)

In another tweet he wrote, “Was a match where I tried and lost. Today I could have played safe and gone for all in on game 12. I saw a chance and took a risk ..”

Continuing the tweet he said, “That went bad. Somedays its moves like this that make you a champion some days u just shrug it off atleast u didnt try to be a quitter”

Anand congratulated Carlsen for his feat and also said he was the better player.

Carlsen – the reigning world champion called off the exchange/sacrifice blunder or bluff of Anand on move 24 and wrapped up the game in 45 moves.

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