Apparently Anand did not support Kasparov's push to be president of FIDE.
I say apparently because I never bother with chess politics and I am repeating
something I read on another thread.
No problem with what help any player recieves and who he recieves it from.
On the flip side an idea from another source may throw a player off balance
as he gets more and more conflitcing ideas for different players.
In Game one of the Fischer - Petrosian match, Petrosian came to the board
armed with a TN. The story from where it came from could fill a decent book.
So far it runs:
It was sent to the Central Club in an envelope marked
"To the winner of the Petrosian-Korchnoi match."
Taimanov discovered it when he was 4-0 down and told
not to use it as the match was lost and it would be wasted.
The TN was offered to Petrosian during his preparations, a month before
the start of the match, by the Moldavian Candidate Master Chebonenko.
The Riga magazine Shakhmaty stated 11...d5 as a move deserving
consideration by the Latvian Master Vitolinsh.
11...d5 was thought up by Suetin and Averbakh.
This one continues with, Petrosian's wife was so mad at Averbakh for
mesing up her husband with his stupid line that she hit him with her handbag.
(Why she never clobbered Suetin is never mentioned.)
You could pad out the rest of the book with:
'It came to Petrosian in a dream' (a Bronstein trick.)
'Petrosian got the idea at the breakfast table.' (Bronstein again.)
'Petrosian got the idea Over The Board, (Just about every GM who ever
played a home-cooked TN has used this one.)
'It was a mistake, a finger slip, a blunder. It was not until Petrosian noticed
how long Fischer was taking to make his reply he noticed how good it was.'
Anyway, no matter where the move came from,
Petrosian built up a winning position and blew it.
Fischer vs Petrosian, Candidate 1971 (Game One)