Viswanathan Anand Facts
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.