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Five time World Chess Champion

  • Viswanathan Anand is a Chess player from India.
  • 'Vishy' is his nickname.
  • He won the World Chess Championship five times (2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012).
  • He is undisputed World Champion since 2007.
  • He is one of six players in history to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list.
  • He became the world number one for the first time at the age of 37.
  • He India's first grandmaster in 1987.
  • He is the receipent of Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan amongst others.
  • He is the only player to have won the world chess championships in many formats including Tournament, Match, Rapid, and Knockout chess.
  • At the age of 14, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a score of 9/9 in 1983.
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