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He is 11 years younger than his sister and 13 years younger than his brother. His elder brother, Shivakumar, is a manager at Crompton Greaves in India and his elder sister, Anuradha, is a professor in the United States at the University of Michigan. Soon afterwards, he participated in the 26th Chess Olympiad , held in Thessaloniki , where he made his debut in the Indian national team. He won that title two more times. He played games at blitz speed.

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Birth Element : Earth Viswanathan Anand Biography, Life, Interesting Facts Most of his spectators around the world have described him as an unassuming and straightforward person who, by all means, avoided controversies and politics, only concentrating on his game.

Viswanathan Anand, also popular as Vishy, is an Indian highly gifted, five times world chess champion, who started playing chess at only six years of age before improving rapidly to become a Chess Grandmaster.

Susheela Viswanathan, a housewife, influential former socialite and chess aficionado. He was the youngest of their three children; the others include his elder brother Shivakumar, now a manager at Crompton Greaves, India and his sister Anuratha, now a professor at the University of Michigan, USA.

Between the age of five and six, his mother, together with their then family friend called Deepa Ramakrishnan introduced him to chess for the first time. Try The Karma Quiz Now!! Chess Career Viswanathan Anand started his professional career as a chess player early in his life. At 14 years of age, he became the National Sub-Junior Chess Champion before winning the title of International Master after winning the Asian Junior Chess Championship held at Coimbatore, becoming the youngest in Indian history to do so at the age of He defended this title again in in Hong Kong, China.

In and at the age of 22, Viswanathan Anand won the Reggio Emilia Tournament, the most renowned tournament in Italy. He won this tournament ahead of some of the then greatest chess players like Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov.

Two years later, he tried his luck in the World Chess Championship but lost to Karpov in the quarterfinal match. In , the World Championship had been split, and Anand played in both versions. He, however, lost to Russian legend Garry Kasparov in the finals. After several years of attempts, Vishy finally played in the World Chess Championship final against Alexes Shirov and won this title for the first time. He, however, failed to defend this title in when he lost in the semi-finals to Vassily Ivanchuk.

In the year , once again, Viswanathan Anand won the championship in Mexico. He was the only undefeated candidate in that tournament. He successfully defended this title in when he played in the finals against Kasparov before winning it again in the year and later in when he played against the defending champion Boris Gelfand winning the last match in only 17 moves. Viswanathan Anand was, however, defeated by the winner of the Candidates tournament, Magnus Carlsen, who became the new World Chess Champion.

Left OR Right? Test Now! Achievements and Awards So far in his career as a chess player, Viswanathan Anand has won several prestigious awards.

Viswanathan Anand was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year , the second highest civilian award for his success in chess.

Personal Life Viswanathan Anand married his wife Aruna in and was blessed with one son named Akhil. He joined the Olympic Gold Quest board of governors in August Apart from Tamil and English, Anand also speaks other three foreign languages,i. For the past decade, Anand has been living in Spain though he still retains Indian Citizenship.

This decision to stay in Europe has been criticized by many, but Anand considers it a practical one, as Europe is the hub of most chess players and most championships are hosted.

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Anand learned to play chess from his mother when he was 6 years old. By the time he was 14, Anand had won the Indian National Sub-Junior Championship with a perfect score of nine wins in nine games. At age 15 he became the youngest Indian to earn the international master title. The following year, he won the first of three consecutive national championships. At age 17 Anand became the first Asian to win a world chess title when he won the FIDE World Junior Championship, which is open to players who have not reached their 20th birthday by January 1 of the tournament year. Anand followed up that victory by earning the international grandmaster title in

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Birth Element : Earth Viswanathan Anand Biography, Life, Interesting Facts Most of his spectators around the world have described him as an unassuming and straightforward person who, by all means, avoided controversies and politics, only concentrating on his game. Viswanathan Anand, also popular as Vishy, is an Indian highly gifted, five times world chess champion, who started playing chess at only six years of age before improving rapidly to become a Chess Grandmaster. Susheela Viswanathan, a housewife, influential former socialite and chess aficionado. He was the youngest of their three children; the others include his elder brother Shivakumar, now a manager at Crompton Greaves, India and his sister Anuratha, now a professor at the University of Michigan, USA. Between the age of five and six, his mother, together with their then family friend called Deepa Ramakrishnan introduced him to chess for the first time. Try The Karma Quiz Now!!

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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, [2] 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

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