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Episode 44 February 23, 2020

Viswanathan Anand on being a bad loser and why he admires John McEnroe

At a time when chess meant cold war rivalry between names like Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov, it was Viswanathan Anand that had put India on the world chess map. He became the first Grandmaster from India in 1988. He’s a five time World Chess Champion, the first sportsman to win the Padma Vibhushan and has even had a minor planet named after him. In this episode he talks to Sandip about how he deals with losing, why he admires John McEnroe, his autobiography ‘Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life’ and more.

Bonus: Audio postcard from the Kolkata Book Fair.


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Viswanathan Anand on being a bad loser and why he admires John McEnroeAt a time when chess meant cold war rivalry between names like Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov, it was Viswanathan Anand that had put India on the world chess map. He became the first Grandmaster from India in 1988. He's a five time World Chess Champion, the first sportsman to win the Padma Vibhushan and has even had a minor planet named after him. In this episode he talks to Sandip about how he deals with losing, why he admires John McEnroe, his autobiography 'Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life' and more. Bonus: Audio postcard from the Kolkata Book Fair. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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