Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday expressed disappointment that his first major plan after charming the world title. The Kings contest in Medias, Romania has been indefinitely delayed.
The contest was supposed to be held from June 23 to July 4, before being delayed by the organisers.Emotions are still fresh having won the World Championship, a tough one at that. It was most intolerable. I was geared up to playing in it and now I have to cool my heels for the next one. Always you want to get back and play again,said Anand.
It was my first possibility to do it after the world championship. You cannot live with World Championship alone. You have to put that aside and play some tournaments and I was annoying to get in to my border of mind as well.
But, suddenly it has been delayed. That was not possible when I got the news.The thought of getting to play in tournaments starting from this September to January next year, however, seemed consoling.
I will get to play still in contest starting from Bilbo event in September, London in December and another one in January. So, I still get to be ready for that. For three months or so you don`t keep the fire burn in you, you get equipped well for these events.
The 2012 competition in Medias was to be the sixth edition being held in Bazna until last year and was set to comprise a strong 6-player double round robin line-up headed by last year`s winner and world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway and world winner Anand.