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Video: When Viswanathan Anand trolled the commentators and the entire chess fraternity

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His will has always been stronger than his skill.

Viswanathan Anand is nothing short of a genius who has managed to bring laurels to a country obsessed with cricket.

We talk about the 'Master Blaster' taking the burden of the Indian cricket team on his shoulder. Sadly, we forget Vishy has been doing the same ever since he became the youngest GM and still carrying that on.

Starting off as a shy child prodigy, the 'Lightning Kid' from Madras had gone on to become the world champion in every format of the game. He had a reputation for playing fast. Although, he acquired a universal style later, this video of Viswanathan Anand proves his will has always been stronger than his skill.

Wasting 1:43 minutes on his 4th move

In 1994, at the Intel Rapid Chess Grand Prix, Viswanathan Anand, wearing oversized glasses was playing against Ilya Smirin. Apparently, he wasted 1:43 minutes on his 4th move. Yes, you heard that right.

But, the man who is famous for sweeping tournaments, used his skill to perfection and was unstoppable after that. Just sit back and watch what happened next.

Undoubtedly, Vishy Anand is one of India’s biggest sporting icons.

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