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Hello there ,
If anyone knows more about The Great Grand master Of India Mr Vishwanathan Anand , it will be of great value for the readers.
I know that he sucks.
All you need and more can be found here:
Have fun with it.
I don't think he sucks though lol.
Its very hard to find information on Anand!!!!
Like wtfd.. i searched google and got 0 results.
You should try it
I got a result which said that he sucks and that Kramnik is way better.
Here is the link which provides an insight about Anand's life. Anand never sucks. FYI, world, sucker's won't win a lot of games.
the greatest chess icon ever. the best in the world.He's INDIAN
He seems to be a very nice person, as well. If he loses to Gelfand, I'm going to be mad
He's a vegetarian.
That's a plus
He blundered a piece 24 years ago.
HOW DARE HE!!!! :P
(that's the inherent problem with "never" claims)
Yeah- he can beat Garry Kasparov at blitz, is the 4 years reigning WCC and has a rating in the high 2000's... But he sucks.
FIDE Chess Profile
Anand's rise in the Indian chess world was meteoric. National level success came early for him when he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a score of 9/9 in 1983 at the age of fourteen. He became the youngest Indian to win the title of International Master at the age of fifteen, in 1984. At the age of sixteen he became the national chess champion and won that title two more times. He played games at blitz speed. In 1987, he became the first Indian to win the World Junior Chess Championship. In 1988, at the age of eighteen, he became India's first Grandmaster by winning Shakti Finance International chess tournament held in Coimbatore, India. He was awarded Padma Shri at the age of 18.
"Vishy", as he is sometimes called by his friends, burst upon the upper echelons of the chess scene in the early 1990s, winning such tournaments as Reggio Emilia 1991 (ahead of Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov). Playing at such a high level did not slow him down, and he continued to play games at blitz speed.
In the World Chess Championship 1993 cycle Anand qualified for his first Candidates Tournament, winning his first match but narrowly losing his quarter-final match to Anatoly Karpov.
In 1994–95 Anand and Gata Kamsky dominated the qualifying cycles for the rival FIDE and PCA world championships. In the FIDE cycle (FIDE World Chess Championship 1996), Anand lost his quarter-final match to Kamsky after leading early.Kamsky went on to lose the 1996 FIDE championship match against Karpov.
In the 1995 PCA cycle, Anand won matches against Oleg Romanishin and Michael Adams without a loss, then avenged his FIDE loss by defeating Gata Kamsky in the Candidates final.In 1995, he played the PCA World Chess Championship 1995 against Kasparov in New York City's World Trade Center. 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. He lost the match 10½–7½.
In the 1998 FIDE cycle, the reigning champion Karpov was granted direct seeding by FIDE into the final against the winner of the seven-round single elimination Candidates tournament. The psychological and physical advantage gained by Karpov from this decision caused significant controversy, leading to the withdrawal of future World Champion Vladimir Kramnik from the candidates tournament. Anand won the candidates tournament, defeating Michael Adams in the final, and immediately faced a well-rested Karpov for the championship. Despite this tremendous disadvantage for Anand, which he described as being "brought in a coffin" to play Karpov,Anand was able to draw the regular match 3-3, forcing a rapid playoff. However, the rapid playoff was won 2-0 by Karpov, allowing him to defend his FIDE championship.
he as worked very hard to be world champ. and is a great player. its also nice to see someone from india number 1 in the chess world. this is good for people in that country to get better at chess.and take on Russia, USA, China. and the rest of the great chess nations.
i love Viswanathan Anand
He is a great player and he is world champion but he is not a great world champion. Kasparov and Fischer were great world champions as they were outstanding within the category of world champions by comparison to their limited peer group. Although I am not fit to breathe the same air as Anand and would not dream of criticising his chessplay, he is not one of the all time greats.
IMO it's only a matter of time before he loses his title. His results have been very poor for a few years now. is he the first reigning WC to be rated #5th on the list?
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