Vishwanathan Anand

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Viswanathan Anand
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Full name Viswanathan Anand
Country Flag of India.svg India
Born 11 December 1969 (1969-12-11) (age 44)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Title Grandmaster (1988)
World Champion 2000–2002 (FIDE)
2007–present (undisputed)
FIDE rating 2788
(No. 2 on the July 2009 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating 2803 (April 2006, April 2008)

Viswanathan Anand (janam: 11 December 1969) ek Indian chess Grandmaster aur abhi ke World Chess Champion hae.

Notable tournament victories[badlo | edit source]

  • 1986 Arab-Asian International Chess Championship 1st
  • 1987 Sakthi Finance Grandmasters Chess Tournament 1st
  • 1988 51st Hoogovens Chess Tournament, Wijk Aan Zee 1st
  • 1989 2nd Asian Active Chess Championship, Hong Kong 1st
  • 1990 Asian Zonal Championship Gold Medal
  • 1990 Manchester Chess Festival, Manchester 1st
  • 1990 Triveni Super Grandmasters Tournament, Delhi Joint 1st
  • 1991 World Chess Championship, Brussels Quarter Finalist
  • 1992 Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament, Reggio Emilia 1st
  • 1992 Goodrich Open International Tournament, Calcutta 1st
  • 1992 Linares match Anand vs Vassily Ivanchuk 5.0:3.0
  • 1992 Alekhine Memorial, Moscow
  • 1993 PCA Interzonal, Groningen 1st
  • 1994 Melody Amber Tournament, Monaco 1st
  • 1994 World Championship Candidates Cycle, Linares
  • 1994 PCA Grand Prix, Moscow 1st
  • 1995 PCA Candidates Final, Las Palmas
  • 1996 Dortmunder Schachtage, Dortmund (Joint 1st with Kramnik)
  • 1996 Credit Swiss Rapid Chess Grand Prix, Geneva 1st
  • 1996 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez, Leon
  • 1997 Torneo de Ajedrex, Dos Hermanes 1st.
  • 1997 Melody Amber Tournament, Monaco 1st
  • 1997 Aegon Man vs Computers chess event won 4.0:2.0
  • 1997 Chess Classic Rapid Tournament, Frankfurt
  • 1997 Invesbanka Chess tournament, Belgrade 1st
  • 1997 Credit Suisse Classic Tournament, Biel 1st
  • 1997 Knock-Out Championship, Groningen
  • 1998 FIDE World Chess Championship Finalist
  • 1998 60th Hoogoven's Schaak Tornoi, Wijk Aan Zee 1st
  • 1998 Torneo International De Ajedrez, Linares 1st
  • 1998 Torneo Magitral Communidad De Madrid, Madrid 1st
  • 1998 Siemens Nixdorf Duell (Rapid), Frankfurt 1st
  • 1998 Fontys-Tilburg International Chess Tournament 1st
  • 1999 Wydra Memorial Chess (Rapid), Haifa 1st
  • 1999 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez, Leon beat Karpov 5.0:1.0
  • 2000 Wydra International Tournament (Rapid), Haifa 1st
  • 2000 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez, Leon beat Shirov 1.5:0.5
  • 2000 Fujitsu Siemens Giants Chess (Rapid), Frankfurt 1st
  • 2000 Corsica Masters (Rapid), Corsica 1st
  • 2000 Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund (Joint 1st with Kramnik)
  • 2000 FIDE World Cup, Shenyeng Beat Bareev 1.5:0.5
  • 2000 FIDE World Chess Championships, Teheran and New Delhi Beat Alexei Shirov 3.5:0.5
  • 2001 2nd Torneo Magistral, Mexico 1st
  • 2001 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez, Leon Beat Shirov 2.5:1.5
  • 2001 Duel of the Champions (Rapid) beat Kramnik 6.5:5.5
  • 2001 FIDE World Chess Championship, Moscow Semi Finalist
  • 2001 Corsica Masters (Rapid), Corsica 1st
  • 2002 Eurotel World Chess Trophy, Prague beat Karpov 1.5:0.5
  • 2002 Chess Classic (Rapid), Mainz beat Ruslan Ponomariov 4.5:3.5
  • 2002 FIDE World Cup, Hyderabad
  • 2002 Corsica Masters (Rapid), Corsica 1st
  • 2003 Corus Chess Tournament, Wijk Aan Zee 1st
  • 2003 Melody Amber Tournament, Monaco 1st
  • 2003 Chess Classic (Rapid), Mainz beat Judith Polgar 5.0:3.0
  • 2003 Corsica Masters, Bastia 1st
  • 2004 Corus Chess Tournament, Wijk Aan Zee 1st
  • 2004 Dortmunder Schachtage, Dortmund
  • 2004 Chess Classic (Rapid), Mainz beat Alexei Shirov 4.5:2.5
  • 2004 Corsica Masters, Bastia 1st (5 times overall)
  • 2005 18th Magistral Ciudad de Leon Chess, Leon beat Kasimdzhanov 2.5:1.5
  • 2005 Chess Classic, Mainz beat Alexander Grischuk 5.0:2.0
  • 2005 FIDE World Chess Championship Tournament, San Luis Runner-up to Topalov
  • 2006 Corus Chess Tournament, Wijk Aan Zee (Joint 1st with Veselin Topalov) (5 times overall)
  • 2006 Melody Amber Tournament, Monaco (Joint 1st with Alexander Morozevich) (5 times overall)
  • 2006 19th Magistral Ciudad de Leon Chess, Leon beat Topalov 2.5:1.5
  • 2006 Chess Classic (Rapid), Mainz
  • 2006 Mikhail Tal Memorial Blitz Tournament, Moscow 1st
  • 2007 Morelia-Linares Super Grandmaster Tournament, Linares 1st
  • 2007 20th Magistral Ciudad de Leon Chess, Leon beat Topalov (7 times overall)
  • 2007 Chess Classic (Rapid), Mainz beat Levon Aronian 2.5:1.5
  • 2008 Morelia-Linares Super Grandmaster Tournament, Linares 1st (3 times overall)
  • 2008 Chess Classic (Rapid), Mainz beat Magnus Carlsen 3.0:1.0 (11 times overall)

Chess titles[badlo | edit source]

  • 1983 National Sub-Junior Chess Champion
  • 1984 Asian Junior Champion
  • 1984 International Master
  • 1985 Indian National Champion
  • 1987 World Junior Chess Champion
  • 1988 Grandmaster
  • 1990 Asian Champion
  • 2000 FIDE World Chess Champion
  • 2000 World Blitz Chess Champion
  • 2003 FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion
  • 2007 World Chess Champion (Undisputed)
  • 2008 World Chess Champion (Undisputed)

Awards[badlo | edit source]

Anand has received many national and international awards.

Sample game[badlo | edit source]

Motaa text

On his way to winning the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2000, Anand (White) defeated Grandmaster Viktor Bologan (Black). Here are the moves (analysis by Grandmaster Ľubomír Ftáčnik):

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 c5 15. d5 c4 16. Bg5 Qc7 17. Nf5 Kh8 18. g4 Ng8 19. Qd2 Nc5 20. Be3 Bc8 21. Ng3 Rb8 22. Kg2 a5 23. a3 Ne7 24. Rh1 Ng6 25. g5! b4!? Anand has an excellent kingside attack, so Bologan seeks counterplay with the sacrifice of a pawn. 26. axb4 axb4 27. cxb4 Na6 28. Ra4 Nf4+ 29. Bxf4 exf4 30. Nh5 Qb6 31. Qxf4 Nxb4 32. Bb1 Rb7 33. Ra3 Rc7 34. Rd1 Na6 35. Nd4 Qxb2 36. Rg3 c3 (see diagram) 37. Nf6!! Re5 If 37...gxf6, 38. gxf6 h6 39. Rg1! Qd2! 40. Qh4 leaves white with an irresistible initiative. 38. g6! fxg6 39. Nd7 Be7 40. Nxe5 dxe5 41. Qf7 h6 42. Qe8+ 1–0 [1]

Further reading[badlo | edit source]

  • Viswanathan Anand, My Best Games of Chess (Gambit, 2001 (new edition))

See also[badlo | edit source]

References[badlo | edit source]

  1. chessgames.com. Retrieved on 15 April 2007.

External links[badlo | edit source]

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