So what next for the world champion? With a rating of "only" 2800, third behind Carlsen, 2826, and Topalov, 2803, Anand has a renewed aim to bag numero uno spot. The Hindustan Times quotes him saying: "I have resumed practice after a much needed break. I am motivated to be number one again. My strategy has always been of playing few tournaments. But now I realise I will have to play more often if I have to be number one."
But what really impressed me about that article is that India apparently has about 8,000 chess clubs!