New Delhi: He may have failed to add to the five world titles in the last couple of years but Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand is content with the way the year panned out for him, giving himself an eight out of 10.
Following the second consecutive defeat in the world championship to nemesis Magnus Carlsen, Anand made a strong comeback by winning the London Classics title to conclude the year on a high.
"2014 was a wonderful year simply because I managed to get my breaks that I wanted and also got the wins.
It is very hard to go on faking positivity all the time but when you have a good result, you don't have to fake it anymore. You just wake up happy the next day and everything is natural and that's what 2014 would be for me," said Anand.
"On a scale of 10, I would rate myself eight may be in 2014. And if I take into consideration last 2-3 years, I think it would be higher," added the 45-year-old.