The Indian Grandmaster - Anand..!

  • Whenever you hear the word Chess, the name "VISWANATHAN ANAND" will flash in your mind.

  •  Anand has been the undisputed world chess champion since 2007 and has proved his class over the years against the experienced as well as the young promising opponents.

  • On Friday, the Indian Grandmaster was finally dethroned by Norway’s 22 year old, Magnus Carlsen.

  • Carlsen dominated this world championship throughout and played to his strengths while Anand was forced to play to his weakness.

  • Carlsen picked up a draw on Friday thus making a tally of the required 6.5 points over Anand’s 3.5. He won the game 5, game 6 and game 9.

  • Anand needed three wins in a row and was going for the kill in game 10 but Carlsen showed his master class and held the game to a draw.

  • Carlsen is now the second youngest Chess Champion, just 5 months elder to the youngest Chess Champion Garry Kasparov who won in 1985.

  • Anand’s world championship might have been gone but nevertheless Anand has been the best Grandmaster India has ever produced.

Chess and Vishy:

  • Anand started to play chess right from the age of 5 and has single handedly propelled India to the top of the chess world.

  • In 1984, he became the youngest Indian to win world junior chess championship at the age of 14 and showed the world that Indians can play Chess.

  • At just 18, he became India’s first Grandmaster and was awarded Padma Shri.

  • He has won Chess Oscar (given to the best player of the year worldwide) six times – 1997,1998,2003,2004,2007 and 2008.

  • He won the world chess championship five times – 2000,2007,2008,2010,2012.

  • He even became one of the six ever to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list.

  • He was awarded Khel ratna in 1991 and voices have been raised for conferring him with Bharat Ratna.

  • He is a legend and will always be remembered as the "Sachin Tendulkar" of Indian chess. Such was his dominance.

  • His carrer is not only an inspiration for Indian Chess but also taught how to chase a dream and achieve it.

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aavee said...

Anand- The name says it all! ;-)

Rahul Ramfort said...

I guessed your comment and i was right on the money..!!

Unknown said...

god of chess-anand

Unknown said...

Hope, Anand makes a come back the next year.
Anand does inspire many youngsters to take chess as their career.

Rahul Ramfort said...

Of course... He does... !

Sabari Peace Human said...

By this we all can realize that success is not a permanent thing .....and everyone should have the power to face d success and failure

sury siva said...

If only one could analyse all the end games of all the champions since the World cup was first played down to this date, one would easily find that all these games are unique and never possibly repeated again or hope to be repeated again.
In such an innovative environment, where new idea gallop to get infused, I wonder whether age really plays a part in garnering one's potentials to the fullest.
I wish Anand rest and come back rejuvenated.

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