Vishwanathan Anand - World Chess Champion from Chennai, Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu is the land of both Cultural as well as sports activities. All the sportspersons from the state are dedicated toward their respective sport. By taking the account of weather of the state, Tamilnadu is having more hot climate as compared to other states of India but still the Athlets in that climate too. Tamilnadu had given birth to a well-known and really good Chess player and is Vishwanathan Anand.Here in this article, you will find the complete information about Vishwanathan Anand.

Brief Introduction of Vishwanathan Anand

Tamilnadu had given birth to a well-known and really good Chess player and is Vishwanathan Anand. Here is the brief introduction of Sportstar Vishwanathan Anand. For more information, kindly read the article as below:
Name- Vishwanathan Anand
Birth Date- 11 December 1969
Nationality- Indian
Birth Place- Mayiladuthurai, Tamilnadu
Parents- Viswanathan Iyer and Susheela
Profession- Chess Player
Tittle- World Chess Champion

Vishwanathan Family and his Personal Life

Vishwanathan Anand, a really awesome and God-gifted Chess Player born on the land of southernmost state of country on December 11, 1969. His birth place is Tamilnadu but he along with his family approach to Chennai and thus he spent rest of his life there. Vishwanathan father, Viswanathan Iyer is an general manager in Southern Railway and his mother, Susheela is an house wife and an aficionado in chess and film club. Vishwanathan has a elder brother and a sister too. His brother is an manager at Crompton Greaves and at University of Michigan, his sister is employed as an professor. Vishwanathan is having an age difference of 11 and 13 to hos sister and brother respectively. Vishwanathan said that he learn Chess from his mother, Susheela and an close family friend, Deepa Ramakrishnan. From Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, he completed his schooling and then take his degree from Loyola college, Chennai. Anand loves to do reading, swimming and he loves music too. Vishwanathan Anand got married with Aruna Anand. Vishwanathan Anand is an proud father of Anand Akhil.

Vishwanathan Anand's career as an Chess player

Vishwanathan Anand is awarded as World Chess Champion. At the age of 14, he won Sub-Junior Chess Championship . He is named as International Master and thereby become the youngest kid of the country who win the name of International Master and after one year, he win this match again. In 1987, he played games at Biltz Speed and from there he got the name of "Lightning Kid" and thereby win the "World Junior Chess Championship". When he was at the age of eighteen, he became the India's First Grandmaster.

He won matches against Michael Adams and Gata Kamsy and make himself qualified for the Professional Chess Championship In 1997, 1998, 2003,2004,Vishwanathan won the Chess Oscar. Anand's game collection was published in 1998 and then come to market in 2001.

Vishwanathan's World Chess Championship

Vishwanathan won the World Chess Championship three times. For more details about Anand's success in World Chess Championship, kindly read the article below as well:
1. In 2000, he won World Chess Championship against Alexey Shiroy
2. In 2007, he won World Chess Championship against Vladimir
3. In 2008, he won World Chess Championship against Kramnik

World Chess Championship 2000

After many losts, in 2000, Vishvanathan Anand finally won the World Chess Championship. In that match, he defeat Alexei Shirov and thus gain the tittle for country. In 2002, he failed to keep the tittle safe from Vassily Lvanchuk thereby the tittle is finally won by Ruslan Ponomariov.

World Chess Championship 2007

Vishvanathan Anand succeed in winning World Chess Championship in 2007 which was held in Mexico. He won the double round-robin match with a final score of 9 out of 14 points.

World Chess Championship 2008

When World Chess Championship was organised in Germany, at that time, Vishwanathan Anand succeed in winning the match by defeating Kramnik. This Championship was held between fourteen to twenty nine October and Anand succeed to win the match by 61/2 points in about eleven games.
When Anand won this tittle, his mother, Susheela and coach said: This match was like the first Chess Championship match which he won in his school time, with one degree change.

World Chess Championship 2010

World Chess Championship 2010 is divided into 12 parts or Games. In this match the most interesting thing to note is at the end of 11th match, the score was 51/2-51/2.But Vishwanathan won this match at the end of 12th game.

World Chess Championship 2012

Anand won World Chess Championship against Gata Kamsky. Vishwanathan didn't miss even one match in this game.

Awards received by Vishwanathan Anand

Anand has received a lot of awards and some of them are are given below. For more information kindly read the article as below:
1. In 1985, Anand is awarded by Arjuna award for outstanding Indian Sportsman in Chess
2. In 1987, Anand is awarded by Padma Shri
3. In 1991 and 1992, HE is awarded by Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
4. In 1998, Anand is awarded by British Chess Federation “Book of the year Award"
5. In 2000, he is awarded by Padma Bhushan
6. In 2001, Anand is awarded by Jameo De Oro award by Govt. of Spain
7. In 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, Anand is awarded by Chess Oscar award
8. In 1998, he is also awarded by a award which is Sportstar Millennium Award
9. In 2007, he is awarded by Padma Vibhushan.


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