The future of chess playing was beginning to look bleak for Vishy Anand, until he pulled it out the bag to become the winner at the 2014 FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament.
The 44 year old has been struggling of late, with some poor performances and the aftermath of losing the chess crown to Magnus Carlsen. He recently opened up to the media about losing the Championship title and the effect it has had on his confidence.
However, it looks like he has rejuvenated himself and has shown some world class playing ability against the likes of Levon Aronian. Levon and Vlad Kramnik have been hugely disappointing in the Championships and this has caused them to struggle to keep up with Anand.
Anand is a five times world champion and this victory paves the way to reclaiming his title when he faces Carlsen later in the year.
Whatever happens, it is set to be an exciting head to head and possible comeback for newly composed Anand.
If watching this exciting event and the prospect of two of the greatest players facing an important challenge has put you in the mood to start afresh with your chess playing, you will find plenty of options for all your chess needs at Chessmaze International.
There are a wide range of chess boards and chess sets available here, from the budget options for amateur players to the designer/luxury sets for the more seasoned players. There are even chess sets for schools which are ideal for keeping the kids quiet during breaks and of course, to support their learning!
Chess boards range from the Italian Prestige Collection to the Staunton and Renaissance, with everything in-between. If you play for a chess club, you can show off by turning up with one of the designer chess sets or keep it pride of place as a centerpiece in your living room.
For players who are more inclined to use technology than the traditional board games, there are also a range of android devices, where you can learn to develop your strategies and improve your abilities in this exciting sport. You can update your apps as your skills develop, so you are constantly enhancing your playing ability. There are many choices of apps, including the one from Magnus Carlsen which allows you to discover the challenges he faced as he progressed to Championship status.
At Chessmaze International, every chess set is unique and of the highest quality to really enhance your playing pleasure.
You can expect quick delivery with any of your purchases, so you’re not left pacing the floor waiting for that exquisite chess board to arrive on your doorstep.
Chessmaze International has supplied chess boards to members of Take That, as well as supporting the Apprentice so you can guarantee first class quality when you shop with us!
We even have a stock of other games if you want to mix it up a little, including dominoes and backgammon.