Sep 06 2010
World Chess Champion and Speaker
Viswanathan Anand is at the forefront of the Chess world having won rapid, classical chess events and also against computers during his distinguished career. In 2007 and 2008 he won the World Chess Champion. The pinnacle of his career was in 2000 when he became the First Asian to win the (15th) World Chess Champion in Teheran.
“Viswanathan Anand is a truly gifted individual”
By 14 Viswanathan was the “Boy Wonder” of Indian chess and his lightning speed, ability to see and read the game far ahead, as well as great intuition, saw him emerge as the Youngest Indian National Champion at age of 16. As he grew in strength and reputation, he won the strongest tournament at that time, The “Reggio Emilia” in Italy in 1991 ahead of Kasparov & Karpov. His successes are many including wins at the World Cup, Chess Classic of Mainz, Corsica Masters, Credit Suisse Masters and the Corus Super GM tournament at Wijk Aan Zee.
What he offers you
Viswanathan Anand is known as the “One man Indian Chess revolution” whose ambition it is to be able to take chess to the grass roots level. He has throughout his career, for almost 20 years now, been way ahead of his times and peers. His dream is to make chess available to everyone.
How he presents
Viswanathan Anand is a truly international performer who keenly promotes the game in his vivid presentations, through innovative methods and fascinating insights that touch his audiences. He also enjoys “simult” challenges. He is also part of our Top Indian keynote speakers.
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Chess and Computers
The Arjuna Award
The prestigious Padma Shri (the youngest recipient of the title)
The first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
The Soviet Land Nehru Award
The BPL Achievers of the World
Sportsworld “Sportsman of the year 1995″ Award
One of the highest awards, the Padma Bhushan
The Sportstar, “Sportsman of the Millennium” award and the Birla “Living Legends Award”.
Anand received the “Jameo de Oro”, one of Spain’s highest civilian awards given to a foreigner
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