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  • Formed: Apr 29, 2010
  • Viswanathan Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess Grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. Anand has won the World Chess Championship five times[2] (2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012), and has been the undisputed World Champion since 2007. Anand was the FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion in 2003, and is widely considered the strongest rapid player of his generation.[3][4] Anand became India's first grandmaster in 1987.[5] He was also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India's highest sporting honour. In 2007, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sportsperson to receive the award in Indian history. As the reigning champion, he will face the winner of the upcoming Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2013.

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  • "I have decided that cricket is a vile and hideous sport. It sickens the civilised mind." - V. Anand, 2011

    by Verbesserung 5 days ago

  • Yes, please update Anand's information in the group introduction

    by avijit3001 11 days ago

  • We lose in a playoff to Naka

    by ChristopherVH 12 days ago

  • Congrats to Anand for winning zurich

    by Kochadaiiyan 2 weeks ago

  • We draw with Kramnik in round 1

    by ChristopherVH 3 weeks ago

  • i like anand

    by ChessUniverse1 3 weeks ago

  • Change the groups introduction section....and check my profile pic

    by Get_Some_Chess 3 weeks ago


    by Get_Some_Chess 3 weeks ago

  • Next candidates tournament is in 2016

    by shivakrishna1990 5 weeks ago

  • when will anand play qualified match for world cup ?

    by Vijay1111kumar 5 weeks ago

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