Anand: “I did not have much contact with computers. The first chess database was published in 1987 with about 20,000 games. It was only after I became a Grandmaster that I obtained a computer. Today, I use a 12-million game database,” said Anand on his tryst with computers.

“The learning curve becomes good if one gets associated with computers at an early stage and it is impossible to become skilled in chess without a computer. It was possible then, but not now. Players like Bobby Fischer would not be able to compete with the present generation,” emphasized Anand on the computer’s role in learning chess.

Do you agree with Anand’s assessment?

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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