World Chess Champion Vishwanathan has joined Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the sports expert board of Run Adam, an analytics-based sporting platform.
Run Adam has roped in five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand as part of its sports experts board and also as the brand ambassador, stated a Press release. Anand has been signed up as a part of the Run Adam Sports Experts Board and also as an advisor, the release added.
Dhoni is already a part of the expert board and a mentor with Run Adam.
Anand was delighted on the signing as he hoped to mentor chess aspirants through the app. “My association with Run Adam will be an important milestone in chess coaching approach. The app enables me to mentor chess aspirants who find coaching access difficult. The struggle of many budding hopefuls will be fulfilled by Run Adam through such an initiative. Here I will be teaching Run Adam subscribers what I know about the game and will also share my personal experiences. I hope to be able to combine my passion for chess with the reach of Run Adam platform to help budding talent to achieve international success,” he said.
Run Adam CEO and managing director K Yeragaselvan said it was a privilege to have Anand on board as a mentor and hoped it would give chess players an opportunity to learn and grow their game and attitude.
“Run Adam is already privileged to have Dhoni as our mentor and ambassador. With Anand now joining our Sports Experts Board, it will give chess players (an opportunity) to learn and grow their game as well as their attitude. Anand’s involvement will not only teach chess nuances to aspirants but will also help our platform grow manifold. We welcome Anand in Run Adam and hope to make the dreams of many in the game to come true,” said Yeragaselvan.
“Considering such sports achievers who have given their time, mentoring and effort, I feel that our Vision of empowering India as a sporting superpower is not distant”, he added.
The Run Adam Masterclasses will be conducted by Anand on the Run Adam app from May 5 every fortnight. Anand’s one-hour sessions will have 30 minutes focused on teaching the game, 15 minutes on his personal experiences and 15 minutes on his life lessons, the release said.
As Advisor to Run Adam, Anand will bring his knowledge and understanding of sports in general and sportspersons in specific to guide Run Adam to serve the interests of the sporting community better.
The Indian Grand Master will also be the brand ambassador for Run Adam.