anand: A new edition of the memoirs of world chess champion Viswanathan Anand “Mind Master” will be published on July 15

Ahead of the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad, Hachette India on Tuesday announced the expanded pocket edition of five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand’s widely acclaimed memoir “Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life”.

The book, including a bonus chapter on how to navigate uncertainty and rapidly changing realities in the wake of the pandemic, hits newsstands July 15. It is written by Anand with author-journalist Susan Ninan.

“This new edition, now in paperback, comes at a critical time with the context of the pandemic and I have added new elements from the simplest lessons learned again – the importance of family, gratitude and the pursuit of your dream. And equally important is that ‘life must go on’ – the form and context may change but I am always happy to take on new roles in the world of chess,” said the grandmaster failures in a release.

As Asia’s first world chess champion, Anand emerged onto the world stage when chess was largely a Soviet preserve, rose through the ranks to become world number one, and won tournaments in all game formats.

In “Mind Master,” Anand looks back on a lifetime of games played, adversaries faced, and circumstances overcome, and draws from his depths important tools that will help every reader meet life’s challenges.


There are many nuggets that Anand tackles with characteristic wit, easy wisdom, and disarming candor in the book.

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