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Viswanathan Anand welcomes Ravi Ashwin as new co-owner of American Gambits in Global Chess League

Viswanathan Anand welcomes Ravi Ashwin as new co-owner of American Gambits in Global Chess League

Global Chess League: Ravichandran Ashwin engages in new venture, becomes co-owner of team in Global Chess League

Ravichandran Ashwin hogged the headlines after becoming the co-owner of Global Chess League team – American Gambits. As a result, the legendary Viswanathan Anand welcomed Ashwin ahead of the start of the second edition of the Global Chess League.

Anand took to social media to heap praises on the Indian Cricketer. He wrote, “Congratulations @ashwinravi99 on your exciting new venture into the world of chess! As someone who has bowled out the best in cricket, I’m sure you’ll bring the same competitive spirit to the Global Chess League with the American Gambits. May your rooks and bishops be as unstoppable as your off-spinners! Best of Luck in London!

Ashwin’s new team American Gambits will replace Chingari Gulf Titans in the league. Viswanathan Anand was delighted upon seeing Ashwin invest and becoming the co-owner of the team. The five time champion wished his side all the very best for the tournament which is slated to take place in London the first two weeks of October 2024.

Global Chess League

The second edition of the GCL will commence from 3rd October and conclude on 12th. All the players are slated to take part in 10 matches in double Round Robin Format. Each team is also required to play 10 games throughout the tournament. It remains to be seen how Ashwin’s new team performs in the league.

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