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L.A. Resolution For Vishy Anand

  • webmaster
  • on 2013.07.21. 4:02.

Los Angeles city councilman Paul Krekorian introduced a resolution on behalf of World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand during Anand's recent visit to Southern California in July 2013.

"Vishy" Anand, as he is often called, was in Los Angeles by invitation from Metropolitan Chess, Inc. by founder Ankit Gupta for a camp that the organization had put together. The camp brought together over 100 youth attendees from all over the nation for a five day training session by internationally recognized coaches. This was Anand's second visit to California, previously having been invited by Metropolitan Chess, Inc. as well. He had an opportunity to interact with numerous youth players, many of whom are burgeoning stars of their own.

Ardashes Kassakhian, city clerk, presented Anand with the special resolution by Los Angeles City. The resolution reads:

WHEREAS, VISWANATHAN ANAND is a grandmaster of chess and the current world chess champion, and

WHEREAS, in 1987, VISWANATHAN ANAND became India's first Grandmaster and youngest Grandmaster in the world at that time, and

WHEREAS, VISWANATHAN ANAND has won the World Chess Championship five times (2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012), and has been the undisputed world champion since 2007, and,

WHEREAS, VISWANATHAN ANAND has successfully defended his title against the best players in chess time and again, and,

WHEREAS, VISWANATHAN ANAND has become an ambassador for chess in his native country of India and around the world, and,

WHEREAS, VISWANATHAN ANAND has helped spread the benefits of learning and playing chess to many young Americans, and

WHEREAS, the city of Los Angeles has a growing chess community and many passionate chess players have followed VISWANATHAN ANAND's career and success, and,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that by the adoption of this resolution, the city of Los Angeles, hereby congratulates VISWANATHAN ANAND on all his success and thanks him for sharing his passion with the world.

The resolution was seconded by all 15 city council members of Los Angeles.

L-R Anand, Kassakhian, Gupta

Kassakhian also presented Anand with a key to the City of Glendale, which is just North of Los Angeles, and boasts a large Armenian population and chess heritage. Throughout their meeting as well, Kassakhian acknowledged Anand's upcoming title defense in November 2013 against Norwegian wunderkid and grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. This world championship match will be played in Anand's hometown of Chennai.

“It was a true honor and pleasure to meet with Mr. Anand and wish him luck on his upcoming title defense,” expressed Kassakhian. “He is an engaging and caring individual and it was wonderful to see him take time out to work with children who aspire to play at his level one day.”

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  • 13 hónap ezelőtt

    CM mortalbovine

    @ cafestream:  I believe Anand had one loss and one draw in the simul in Los Angeles.

  • 13 hónap ezelőtt

    trakoz

    Well recognized.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    chessdoggblack

    @netzach

    I agree with your remark on Anand. However, I need no attention seeking from myself or anyone else. I am however shocked by the less educated statements by many on this site. Many children here. Are the blind equal to those with sight? My best out is to leave your ignorance alone. Have a safe trip in life kid, you'll need it.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    netzach

    Chess black doggie quit right away your attention-seeking! Anand is gentlemanly ambassador for the game.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    idol_kita

    anand is very tall....

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    chessdoggblack

    @Aaronsky72 & Edward_glyver

    Racism was no where in the picture which proves that you use the race card as a counter point on your small minded thinking. What I don't like is the media hype on Carlsen when the verdict is not in yet on the upcoming WCC event. When we stop using race as a problem and view character defects as the real motive for human ills...I think we can make some real progress in social awareness. Until then: persons like you two will always remain on the bottom tier of ignorance. Tongue Out

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    Aaronsky72

    Chessdoggblack, we get it, you hate Carlsen because he's white. Please try and leave rational, constructive comments.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    tucumcari

    Good luck to Anand in November!

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    edward_glyver

    Just shut up already, chessdoggblack

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    chessdoggblack

    @Marcokim

    We informed chess players that keep up with all the current events on chess subjects are very much updated on your statement. Any "new" news that you can relay to us?? This has already been stated by chess.com articles and other world chess computer sites until the pages have become yellow.Sealed

     

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    chessdoggblack

    Anand keeps adding those gifts to his mantel, what a chess history record this man has. Not in my life time will Carlsen achieve such a record. From the looks of it any top ranked played could beat Carlsen for the chess title if he should win it and that is a BIG ("IF").Cool

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    deepak64

    One must appreciate Annand's ability to play draw when needed, as said by Kasparov.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    netzach

    Nice honour. Well-done LA!

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    cafestream

    How many games did Anand win/ loss/ draw in the simul?

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    CP6033

    Anand is good, but I think that Magnus Carlsen will win, it will be a good match

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    starkillervader

    Cheese1231  

    anand is not better the me

     

     lol

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    jonnin

    Regardless of who it is and where, it is nice to see the game get some recognition. 

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    Cheese1231

    anand is not better the me

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    Rookie_Attack

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  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    dzindzifan

    One of the only bright spots in L.A. it is wonderful that Vishy could come to California to help our our kids in their summer camp for the second time.  He is a great champion and ambassador for chess.

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