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Former World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan Anand lands in Nairobi.

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One of India’s most illustrious sons and former World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan Anand yesterday evening landed in Nairobi for his maiden visit to Kenya.

Reception committee at Nairobi International Airport from left – WFM Sanjana Deshpande, Chess Kenya Chairman Benard Wanjala, GM Viswanathan Anand, Satish Deshpande, Sumit Deshpande & Sandhya Deshpande. Photo credit Allan Victor of Arongoey Photography.

GM Viswanathan Anand is here as a guest of honour for the ongoing Africa Zone 4.2 U16 Youth Team Chess Championship and the Mombasa International Open Chess Tournament.

GM Viswanathan Anand with his Maasai “shuka”. Photo credit Allan Victor of Arongoey Photography.

His busy schedule will see him travel to visit one of Kenya’s famous game parks, a gala dinner in Nairobi on 21st April and another one in Mombasa on 23rd April 2017 as well as other social engagements.

GM Viswanathan Anand flew in from Zurich after competing in the 2017 Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge where he finished in 2nd place with 4.5/7 points.  GM Hikaru Nakamura won the event with 5/7 followed by GM Ian Nepomniachtchi also with 5/7.

His wife Aruna and son Akhil are travelling with him on this trip to Kenya.

Aruna Anand. Photo credit Allan Victor of Arongoey Photography.
Akhil Anand. Photo credit Allan Victor of Arongoey Photography.

 

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