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Career of Vishwanathan Anand
Vishwanathan Anand is perhaps the greatest chess player India has ever produced. In fact Vishwanathan Anand is one of the greatest chess players of all time. And Tamilnadu must take pride in becoming her native state. By his awesome calibre, he has added many laurels to his crown and has made Tamilnadu as well as the whole of India proud.
Press Conference after Winning the World Championship in 2008
The career of Vishwanathan Anand got a break when he succeeded to hold the FIDE World Chess Championship title for three years at a stretch: from 2000 to 2002. Then, Vishwanathan Anand defeated Vladimir Kramnik in 2008 and became the world champion undisputedly.
With this great victory over Kramnik, Vishwanathan Anand became the only player in the history f the game to bag the World Championship of Chess in all the three formats, viz. knockout, tournament and match. Further, Vishwanathan Anand successfully defended his world championship title against Veselin Topalov in the World Championship 2010. In 2007, Vishwanathan Anand was awarded Padma Vibhushan, which is India's second highest civilian award, next to Bharat Ratna. He has also received India's highest sports personality award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, in 1992.
Here is a complete and comprehensive list of the Best Matches of Vishwanathan Anand.
Best Matches of Vishwanathan Anand
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 5:3
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 4:2
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 5:1
2000 Wydra International Tournament (Rapid), Haifa 1st
2000 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez, Leon beat Shirov 1½:½
2000 Fujitsu Siemens Giants Chess (Rapid), Frankfurt 1st
2000 Corsica Masters (Rapid), Corsica 1st
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