Tuesday, April 20, 2010

World Champion Anand: I decided to go to college

In a recent interview, Vishy Anand said:

After winning the world junior, I decided to go to college anyway (studying commerce). It's like an insurance policy. In fact, some of the best results were when I was in college.

I agree with Anand. I believe that it is very important to go to college, even if one believes that he / she will be a chess professional. Many top chess professionals do it. I also went to college (in Minsk) even though I later became a chess professional. I am glad I did and I am a strong advocate for college chess.
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1 comment:

Hog Hunting Texas said...

I don't think going to college really matters in his game because he is a great player and he can play anywhere.