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1. Steinitz 2. Lasker 3. Capablanca 4. Alekhine 5. Euwe
6. Botvinnik 7. Smyslov 8. Tal 9. Petrosian 10. Spassky
11. Fischer 12. Karpov 13. Kasparov 14. Kramnik 15. Anand
(11.12.1969, Madras),
15 World Chess Champion (2008 - ...),
Chess Grandmaster (1987).
Chess Oscar (1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008).
The living legend of Chess, Viswanathan Anand was born on December 11, 1969 in Chennai. He became the youngest Indian to win the International Master Title at the age of fifteen, in 1984. He played games at blitz speed. In 1987, he became the first Indian to win the World Junior Chess Championship. In 1988, at the age of eighteen, he became India's first Grandmaster by winning Shakti Finance International chess tournament held in Coimbatore, India. He was awarded Padma Shri at the age of 18.
In September 2007 Anand became World Champion again by winning that year's FIDE World Championship Tournament held in Mexico City.

Anand successfully defended the title against Kramnik in the World Chess Championship 2008 held between October 14 and October 29 in Bonn, Germany. The winner was to be the first to score 6.5 points in the twelve-game match.

Anand successfully defended the title against Topalov in the World Chess Championship 2010 held between April 24 and Mai 11 in Sofia, Bolgaria. Anand won with the score of 6,5 : 5,5