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He showed his genius early on as a child when he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship in at the age of fourteen. He became the National Champion at the age of sixteen. He achieved victories at Dortmund in , the Corus chess tournament in and Linares in This Chess whizkid won the Chess Oscar in , , and In , he won the World Rapid Chess Championship. In , he became the fourth player in history to cross the mark in ELO ratings. Among the many awards he has won, mention may be made of the Arjuna award in , the Padma Shri in , the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year and the Padma Bhushan in Vishwanathan Anand has added another feather to his cap by winning the World Chess Championship in Moscow against Boris Gelfand of Israel giving a reason to his friends to rejoice once again.
Having won the title previously in , , and and now in this was his fifth victory at the World Chess Championship where he was also the defending champion. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Antony A. Yesudas M. Hussain Pt. Birju Maharaj Pt.
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Viswanathan Anand Biography
He comes from India. Vishy is the oldest player in modern times to become classical World Champion for the first time: he was 37 when he won in When the world championship was split,  Anand played in both versions. After an opening run of eight draws a record for the opening of a world championship match , Anand won game nine with a powerful exchange sacrifice, but then lost four of the next five. This was a knock-out event of a different type from the classical matches. He became the undisputed World Champion in and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in
He is a versatile player and chess Grandmaster who dominated the world of chess for six years from to He is the only chess player who had won the world championship playing in Match, Tournament and Knockout formats. He was born on 11 December, in Tamil Nadu, India. He has also earned a nickname "Lightning Kid". He inspired generations to pursue chess game as the career.