When it comes to taking on the most challenging obstacles and overcoming the toughest odds, few people can claim to be as cool-headed as Viswanathan Anand.
Since the age of six, when he first learned to make his opponents dance to the moves of his chess pieces, Vishy – as Anand is fondly known – has racked up countless wins and accolades. Anand has achieved it all, from becoming the first World Champion from Asia to winning five world championship titles. He announced his arrival when world chess was largely dominated by Soviet grand masters, and went on to become the world number one. An unparalleled and widely respected ambassador of the sport, Anand is one of the living legends of the game.
Mind Master is a book on Vishy’s reminiscences about some of his most memorable games, the formidable opponents he faced and the challenges he had to overcome en route to becoming a grand master. His memoirs are a treatise on how to negotiate and vanquish the tribulations of life.
The book meticulously deals with several questions such as what role do tactics and a strategy play when preparing for a goal? How does one adapt to the ever-changing demands of the modern world? What precautions do you need when you decide to step out of your comfort zone? Do you really need to unlearn everything you know to learn something new? And, how can you control and channelize your emotions to your advantage in tricky situations?
These are just some of the many million-dollar questions that the book exquisitely touches upon. Anand effortlessly strikes a chord with the readers, thanks to his witty, free-flowing and candid writing style. The Mind Master is a highly recommended read for those who are looking to checkmate the problems thrown at them by life.
Genre: Sports / Biographies & Autobiographies
Published: December 2019
Number of Pages: 272
Language: (Indian) English
Author: Viswanathan Anand & Susan Ninan
Publisher: Hachette India