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How I Became A Five Time World Champion

How I Became A Five Time World Champion

How did Vishy Anand win the World Championship title five times? 

Join one of the greatest chess players in history on a tour of his amazing career.

  • Learn from Anand's first game against Mikhail Tal.
  • Get an inside look at Anand's match with Anatoly Karpov.
  • What's it like to play a world championship match with giants of the game like Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen?
  • How did Anand win matches against great players like Shirov, Kramnik, Topalov, and Gelfand?
Tal - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Tal - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

How can a young player handle a young game against a legend like Mikhail Tal? Vishy Anand shows you how he did it!
34 min
5 Challenges
Anand - Kasparov: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Anand - Kasparov: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

After eight draws against Garry Kasparov, Anand finally broke through and took a lead in the match! How did he do it?
38 min
5 Challenges
Anand - Karpov: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Anand - Karpov: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

What do you do when you're in a must-win situation against Anatoly Karpov, one of the most unbeatable players in history? Vishy Anand shows you how!
41 min
5 Challenges
Anand - Shirov: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Anand - Shirov: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

After near misses against Kasparov and Karpov, Anand won his first world title in a dominant final match against Alexei Shirov.
33 min
5 Challenges
Aronian - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Aronian - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

In 2007 the chess world united the World Championship title with a round-robin tournament. Vishy Anand demonstrates his amazing opening-round win on the way to claiming the title!
37 min
5 Challenges
Kramnik - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Kramnik - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

How did Anand win a match for the world title against the solid Vladimir Kramnik? He made the games as crazy as possible!
57 min
5 Challenges
Topalov - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Topalov - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

After playing the role of the attacker against Kramnik, Anand worked to calm the fireworks against Veselin Topalov. Did it work?
45 min
5 Challenges
Anand - Gelfand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Anand - Gelfand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

In 2012, Anand was off form and Boris Gelfand took a lead in their match. How did Anand strike back?
32 min
5 Challenges
Anand - Aronian: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Anand - Aronian: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

After losing his title, Anand played a candidates tournament to earn another shot at Magnus Carlsen. Check out his first-round game against Levon Aronian.
40 min
5 Challenges
Carlsen - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Carlsen - Anand: How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Even after his time as world champion, Anand has remained one of the best players in the world and even won the rapid world championship in 2017 ahead of Magnus Carlsen and the rest of the world elite.
34 min
5 Challenges

How I Became A Five Time World Champion

Master Games
10 Lessons
391 Minutes
50 Challenges
Released January 20, 2023
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