Vishy Anand

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand (Source:

We are excited to announce that current World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand (“Vishy”), is going to be visiting Hawaii in mid-August!

The World Champ’s visit is sponsored by the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki, and he will be the special guest at the 2012 Summer Scholastic at Washington Middle School!  A flyer with tournament details and entry form is here.

Vishy is set to hand out prizes at the tournament as well as sign autographs for thirty minutes after the tournament is over.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Hawaii’s scholastic players and definitely not to be missed!