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.