Play Like a World Champion: The Anand Years

Play Like a World Champion: The Anand Years

Find the moves that Vishy Anand used to become World Champion and to defend his title!

In 2007 FIDE held an eight-player World Championship tournament, which was won by Vishy Anand. He next joined the lineage of match champions by defeating Vladimir Kramnik in a 2008 match. He further defended his title in 2010 against Veselin Topalov and in 2012 against Boris Gelfand.

  • Outcalculate Kramnik!
  • Trick Topalov!
  • Win a miniature against Gelfand!

Anand vs Kramnik 2008

The two most accomplished players of their generation, Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik played each other for the World Championship in 2008.
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Anand vs Topalov 2010

In 2010 Veselin Topalov challenged Anand in a 12-game match. Heading into the final game, the score was tied and Topalov had the white pieces.
1 Challenge

Anand vs Gelfand 2012

GM Boris Gelfand, won the candidates tournament and challenged Anand for the title. Gelfand took the lead with a win in game seven, but Anand immediately struck back.
1 Challenge

Play Like a World Champion: The Anand Years

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Released November 16, 2022
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