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Chennai: Five-time world champion and chess wizard Viswanathan Anand has been roped in by Poker Sports League (PSL), a premium league in the country, as its brand ambassador.

The league, which commenced operations last year, recently launched its second season on a much bigger platform with multiple new additions. "Poker, like chess, is a mind sport. Proud to be associated with PSL," Anand wrote on hisTwitter handle.

"In the last couple of years, we have been observing a paradigm shift in people's mindset for poker as a sport. The zeal displayed by poker lovers has given rise to a lot of platforms," Anand was quoted as saying in a release.