Viswanathan Anand : An Indian Chess Wizard

It’s again celebrating time for all chess lovers and especially fans of Mr. Anand. He won the 5th award. He has won the World Chess Championship five times respectively in the years 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012. And Viswanathan Anand has become a World chess Champion. Proud for Indians.

We can learn a lot from him. One of the most essential qualities this game requires is patience. Due to ‘patience’ today we know him as an Indian chess Grandmaster. And even the world respect him as a chess champion.

On 11 December, 1969 he was born in Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu. All kudos goes to her mother Susheela! She taught him chess and also he got help from his family friend of her mother Deepa Ramkrishnan. Anand started playing chess at the age of six.

The chess wizard has been given respect by Indian government and given him Arjuna Award in 1985. Also, he has been given Padma Shir, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. He is also an ambassador of NIIT.

Viswanathan Anand became World Chess Champion by beating Boris Gelfand of Israel in 2012 in Russia. He is calm and intelligent and has proven his skills by winning the World Championship. Here is what Anand has said in interview for the last game:

“When you finish an event progressive, it is the toughest ever. It was certainly the longest world championship as such. If you see earlier matches, I finished in game 11 and game 12 but this one went to the tie breaker. I think in terms of intensity this was the toughest”.

Congrats! on behalf of all your fans. And thanks for this respectful award to India.

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