Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand is all set to don the coach’s hat. He has joined hands with WestBridge Capitals to start a training programme.

The WestBridge Anand Chess Academy has taken on board five of India’s most promising players to begin with. Nihal Sarin, R. Praggnanandhaa, Raunak Sadhwani, D. Gukesh and R. Vaishali will get to train with one of the greatest chess players of all time.

Anand said he was looking forward to the experience of being a coach. “I decided to take up this because I wanted to see more top players in FIDE’s rating list,” he told Sportstar during an online interview on Wednesday. “When you look through the list, you will see a lot of Indian names all over, but you will also find that we are not as dominant as I would like us to be.”

While looking at FIDE’s list, Anand also saw that India had lot more players in the junior category, but…

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