Viswanathan Anand

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Viswanathan Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion. He became the first grandmaster from India in 1988, and is one of the few players to have surpassed an Elo rating of 2800, a feat he first achieved in 2006.Anand is a five-time world chess champion. He defeated Alexei Shirov in a six-game match to win the 2000 FIDE World Chess Championship, a title he held until 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viswanathan Anand has received more than 3,952,012 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Viswanathan Anand is the 71st most popular chess player (down from 61st in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from India (down from 240th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Viswanathan Anand ranks 71 out of 376Before him are Philipp Stamma, Alexander Kotov, Vladimir Kramnik, Lev Polugaevsky, Luděk Pachman, and Semyon Alapin. After him are Gideon Ståhlberg, Jan Timman, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Adolf Albin, Magnus Carlsen, and Rudolf Charousek.

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Among people born in 1969, Viswanathan Anand ranks 83Before him are Marjane Satrapi, Paul Adelstein, Bobby Brown, Achinoam Nini, Sean Combs, and Roy Jones Jr.. After him are Faustino Asprilla, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Keith Flint, David Boreanaz, Anne Heche, and Richard Hammond.

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Among people born in India, Viswanathan Anand ranks 313 out of 1,227Before him are Swaminarayan (1781), Bhavabhuti (null), Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), Dara Shukoh (1615), Jaggi Vasudev (1957), and Iskander Mirza (1899). After him are Zail Singh (1916), Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861), Debendranath Tagore (1817), Sridevi (1963), K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), and Anil Kapoor (1956).


Among chess players born in India, Viswanathan Anand ranks 1After him are Humpy Koneru (1987), Tania Sachdev (1986), Pentala Harikrishna (1986), Parimarjan Negi (1993), Krishnan Sasikiran (1981), Harika Dronavalli (1991), Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (2005), and Padmini Rout (1994).

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