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Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik retires

first_imgRussian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik retiresVladimir Kramnik became the undisputed world champion in 2006 but said he was quitting to focus on chess education projects.advertisement Reuters MoscowJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 20:43 IST Vladimir Kramnik is ranked seventh by the World Chess Federation (Reuters Photo)Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik, regarded as one of the strongest players in the world, announced on Tuesday he was retiring from professional competition.Kramnik, 43, made waves in 2000 when he defeated defending champion Garry Kasparov at the World Championship. Currently ranked seventh by the World Chess Federation, he became the undisputed world champion in 2006.”I already decided to finish my professional chess career a couple of months ago and now, after having played my last tournament, I would like to announce it publicly,” he said on the website of the Tata Steel Chess tournament that ended in the Netherlands on Sunday.Today, Vladimir Kramnik announces the end of his chess career. He has won virtually all top tournaments, including #TataSteelChess (1998). We would like to thank him for his many participations in our tournament and wish him all the best! Read: https://t.co/OKHwDYBjis pic.twitter.com/LNMEgPseD7Tata Steel Chess (@tatasteelchess) January 29, 2019Vlady,a friend,rival and confidant. One of the most influential chess players of our times.His rivalry was a constant inspiration.I will miss his dry humour at tournaments. For me you will always be the Big Vlad from 89. All the best Vlady in your new avatar.#VladimirKramnikViswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) January 29, 2019He said he was quitting to focus on chess education projects.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow russian chess grandmastersFollow Vladimir KramnikFollow Vladimir Kramnik Russia Nextlast_img

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