Viswanathan Anand 15thclassical world champ (2007 – 2013)

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Today we are discussing a world champ who is also referred to as the “tiger of Madras”.

Here it would be helpful to understand some of the chess politics that led to the current format of the world championship as run by Fide…a story for another day. Let us look at Viswanathan Anand…


What more can I say, accept that Anand has been regarded as an unassuming person with a reputation for refraining from political and psychological ploys and instead focusing on his game, which makes him a likeable person, even to rival chess players.

On that note it is time to greet…Till next time burn the chess candle on both ends.

Basil Ellman

Basil is an active chess coach for more than 30 years... He is also a qualified trainer of coaches and a qualified chess arbiter. Basil has a passion for chess and has established various chess clubs in schools and communities in the Western Cape - South Africa which are still in existence and growing strong. He has served on various bodies promoting chess not only as a sport but also as a tool to excel academically. He has a Masters degree in Specialised education and is also an advocate for players with special needs.

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