India, Feb. 23 -- Tech Mahindra is planning to launch first-of-its-kind phygital (physical and digital) Global Chess League. Viswanathan Anand, five-time World Chess Champion and Indian Chess Grandmaster will mentor, partner, advise and help shape the league. With his motivational and inspirational stature across the world as an individual and a chess champion, Anand will help catalyse the growth of chess, further building the sport that has defined his entire life as he joins hands with the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League and becomes its face for the global audience and his fans.

The League's launch will mark a watershed moment as it aims to raise the profile of the sport, discover new generations of chess champions, enhance the fan bas...