Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Viswanathan Anand

Compiled by my student Sai Darshan

Became first grandmaster in India in 1988
Became the first Indian to win the FIDE world championship in 2000
Won the chess Oscar many times
World chess champion in 2007 and 2008

Summary Bio
Full name: - Vishwanathan anand
Born: - 11 December (1969)-Tamilnadu. India
Peak rating:-2810
Present:-no 2

Notable win
2006: Mikhail Tal Memorial Blitz Tournament, Moscow
2007: Morelia-Linares Super Grandmaster Tournament, Linares
2007: 20th Magistral Ciudad de Leon Chess, Leon beat Topalov
2007: Chess Classic (Rapid), Mainz
2008: Morelia-Linares Super Grandmaster Tournament, Linares
2008: Chess Classic (Rapid), Mainz

1985: Arjuna award for Outstanding Indian Sportsman in Chess
1987: Padma Shri, National Citizens Award and Soviet Land Nehru Award
1991-1992: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
1998: British Chess Federation 'Book of the Year' Award for his book 'My Best
Games of Chess'
2000: Padma Bhushan
2001: Jameo de Oro the highest honor given by the Government of Lanzarote in Spain
1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008: Chess Oscar
1998: Sport star Millennium Award
2007: Padma Vibhusha

Young career
Viswanathan Anand's rise in the Indian chess world is dramatic. He gained national recognition at an early age, when won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship in 1983, at the age of fourteen.
Entry To World Chess Championship:- In 1988, Viswanathan Anand became the first Grandmaster of India, by winning the International Chess tournament held in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. This achievement won him one of India's most prestigious civilian awards - the Padma Shri. The following decade proved to be the golden period for Anand.

Details on Wiki, ChessGames & Maskaret

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