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The king of chess “Viswanathan Anand” turns 53 today.

On the 10th of December, the king of the chess game Viswanathan Anand turns 53. Former five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand, born 11 December 1969, is now an Indian chess grandmaster. In 1988, he became the first grandmaster from India and in 2006 he was the first player to achieve an Elo rating of 2800.

In 2022, he was elected FIDE’s deputy president. Anand won the 2000 FIDE World Chess Championship in a six-game match against Alexei Shirov, a title he held until 2002. In 2007, Viswanathan became the undisputed world champion and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008, Veselin Topalov in 2010, and Boris Gelfand in 2012.

He lost the title to challenger Magnus Carlsen in 2013 and lost a rematch to Carlsen in 2014 after winning the 2014 Candidates Tournament. In April 2006, Anand became the 4th player in history to pass the 2800 Elo mark on the FIDE rating list, after Kramnik, Topalov, and Garry Kasparov. In the sixth-longest period on record, he occupied the number-one position for 21 months.

Viswanathan Anand is available on Twitter @vishy64theking

Some FAQs about Viswanathan Anand:-

1. When was Viswanathan Anand born?

Viswanathan Anand was born on 11 December 1969.

2. What are the awards received by Viswanathan Anand?

The awards received by Viswanathan Anand Padma Vibhushan (2007), Padma Bhushan (2001), and Padma Shri (1987).

3. By what other names is Viswanathan Anand known?

Viswanathan Anand’s name is Grandmaster.

4. Viswanathan Anand is famous for which game?

Viswanathan Anand is famous for Chess.

5. Who is the father of chess in India?

An Indian chess master, Viswanathan Anand, won the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE; international chess federation) world championship in 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012.

6. What is the name of Viswanathan Anand’s autobiography?

The name of Viswanathan Anand’s autobiography is mind master.

7. what is the occupation of Viswanathan Anand?

The occupation of Viswanathan Anand is Professional Chess Player.

8. Where was Viswanathan Anand born?

Viswanathan Anand was born in Mayiladuthurai, Tamilnadu(India).

9. What is the father’s name of Viswanathan Anand?

The father’s name of Viswanathan Anand is Krishnamurthy Viswanathan was a general manager of Southern Railways.

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