Kasparov: Anand lacks motivation

May 20, 2012, 09:02 IST | PTI

Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov has questioned Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's will to win after the reigning world champion played out six consecutive draws against Israeli Boris Gelfand during the ongoing World Chess Championship, PTI reported.

Kasparov, who was guest of honour for Friday’s match, said: “What I think with Vishy is that he has lost motivation. Gelfand hasn't won a single game against Vishy since 1993. As for Vishy, I think he’s sliding downhill these (last) years. He wants to win, he knows he’s a better player, but it’s not enough.” Anand and Gelfand are scheduled to battle again on Sunday.  

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