Monday, 11 June 2012

Viswanathan Anand


Viswanathan Anand is the world famed Indian Chess grandmaster and also the World Chess Champion. Viswanathan Anand is usually called as 'Vishy’ and he became the first Indian chess player to triumph the World Chess Championship title in three different Formats such as Tournament, Knockout, and Match.

Anand was born in the year 1969 of 11th December in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. The parents of Anand are Krishnamurthy Viswanathan and Susheela. His father worked as the general Manager in Southern Railways. Anand finished his schools in Don Bosco. He received degree majoring in Commerce at Loyola College in Chennai. 

When Anand started training for Chess from his mother was six years of old. At the age of fourteen, Anand has won his first National Sub Juniors Championship in 1983. He became the grand master in 1985 and in the year 1987, Anand won the World Junior Chess Championship;, which made him the first Indian to attain the sky.

Awards and Honors of Viswanathan Anand:-

  • Chess Oscar in 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2004
  • Padma Bushan in 2000
  • Rajiv Gandhi  Khel Ratna Award in 1991-1992
  • Padma Sri, National Citizen's award, Soviet Land Nehru award in 1987
  • Arjuna award in 1985

Tournament titles won by Viswanathan Anand:-

  • 1986 Arab-Asian International Chess Championship
  • 1987 Sakthi Finance Grandmasters Chess Tournament
  • 1988 5 Hoogovens Chess Tournament, Wijk Aan Zee
  • 1989 2nd Asian Active Chess Championship, Hong Kong
  • 1990 Asian Zonal Championship Gold Medal
  • 1990 Manchester Chess Festival, Manchester
  • 1990 Triveni Super Grandmasters Tournament, Delhi Joint
  • 1991 World Chess Championship, Brussels Quarter Finalist
  • 1992 Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament, Reggio Emilia
  • 1992 Goodrich Open International Tournament, Calcutta
  • 1992 Linares match Anand vs Vassily Ivanchuk
  • 1992 Alekhine Memorial, Moscow
  • 1993 PCA Interzonal, Groningen
  • 1994, 97, 2003.06 Melody Amber Tournament, Monaco
  • 1994 World Championship Candidates Cycle, Linares
  • 1994 PCA Grand Prix, Moscow
  • 1995 PCA Candidates Final, Las Palmas
  • 1996 Dortmunder Schachtage, Dortmund (Joint  with Kramnik)
  • 1996 Credit Swiss Rapid Chess Grand Prix, Geneva
  • 1996 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez, Leon
  • 1997 Torneo de Ajedrex, Dos Hermanes .
  • 1997 Melody Amber Tournament, Monaco
  • 1997 Aegon Man vs Computers chess event won
  • 1997 Chess Classic Rapid Tournament, Frankfurt
  • 1997 Invesbanka Chess tournament, Belgrade
  • 1997 Credit Suisse Classic Tournament, Biel
  • 1997 Knock-Out Championship, Groningen
  • 1998 FIDE World Chess Championship Finalist
  • 1998 60th Hoogoven's Schaak Tornoi, Wijk Aan Zee
  • 1998 Torneo International De Ajedrez, Linares
  • 1998 Torneo Magitral Communidad De Madrid, Madrid
  • 1998 Siemens Nixdorf Duell (Rapid), Frankfurt
  • 1998 Fontys-Tilburg International Chess Tournament
  • 1999 Wydra Memorial Chess (Rapid), Haifa
  • 1999 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez, Leon beat Karpov
  • 2000 Wydra International Tournament (Rapid), Haifa
  • 2000 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez, Leon beat Shirov
  • 2000 Fujitsu Siemens Giants Chess (Rapid), Frankfurt
  • From 2000  to 2004 Corsica Masters (Rapid), Corsica
  • 2000 Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund (Joint  with Kramnik)
  • 2000 FIDE World Cup, Shenyeng Beat Bareev
  • 2000 FIDE World Chess Championships, Teheran and New Delhi Beat Alexei Shirov
  • 2001 2nd Torneo Magistral, Mexico
  • 2001 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez, Leon Beat Shirov
  • 2001 Duel of the Champions (Rapid) beat Kramnik
  • 2001 FIDE World Chess Championship, Moscow Semi Finalist
  • 2002 Eurotel World Chess Trophy, Prague beat Karpov
  • From 2002 to 2006 Chess Classic (Rapid)
  • 2002 FIDE World Cup, Hyderabad
  • 2003,04,06 Corus Chess Tournament,
  • 2003 Melody Amber Tournament, Monaco
  • 2004 Dortmunder Schachtage, Dortmund
  • From 2005 to  2007 Magistral Ciudad de Leon Chess,
  • 2005 Chess Classic, Mainz beat Alexander Grischuk
  • 2005 FIDE World Chess Championship Tournament, San Luis Runner-up to Topalov
  • 2006 Melody Amber Tournament, Monaco (Joint  with Alexander Morozevich)
  • 2006 Mikhail Tal Memorial Blitz Tournament, Moscow
  • 2007, 2008 Morelia-Linares Super Grandmaster Tournament, Linares
  • 2007, 2008 Chess Classic (Rapid), Mainz beat Levon Aronian

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