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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

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.
5 Challenges
Anand vs Topalov 2010

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

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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