12 April 2020

GM Anand on the Lockdown

As I prepared the short list for this month's video feature, I found two themes repeated again and again. By coincidence, they echoed the two words in the title of last month's news highlights: Coronavirus Candidates (March 2020). I'll look at the 'Coronavirus' side in this post, then look at the 'Candidates' side on my World Championship blog.

Another theme that cropped up repeatedly was 'streaming'. People confined to home; what are they going to do; they're going to stream.

Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand Plays Online Chess Amid Coronavirus Lockdown (5:56) • '[Published on] Apr 12, 2020'

The description said,

Chess Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand is trying to keep himself busy during the ongoing lockdown by playing the game of Chess online. He also asked people to be patient and trust each other and the government as mistakes are imperative to happen considering the novelty of the crisis. He also urged everyone to maintain physical distance and follow government advisories.

At the time of the video, GM Anand was hunkered down in Germany. He explained why that country has had more success than most countries fighting Covid-19.

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