Vishy Anand to tackle 40 math wizards simultaneously at ICM
Press Trust of India, Updated: June 29, 2010 16:42 IST

New Delhi: It promises to be an exciting encounter of its kind as chess ace Viswanathan Anand takes on 40 math wizards at the same time in August.

Anand, the world chess champion, will engage 40 best mathematical minds in a game of chess, perhaps the most cerebral of all sport.

The contest will take place on the sidelines of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), the biggest and the most prestigious such gathering in the world, being held in Hyderabad in August.

The Grandmaster himself is a keen follower of mathematics as he feels it approach to problem solving is similar to that in chess.

“I am quite looking forward to attending the congress and maybe even hear some lectures,” Anand was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the ICM organising committee.

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