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Viswanathan Anand's 5 Big Wins

1. FIDE World Champion 2000

India’s greatest sporting son has won many international tournaments. A scan of Vishy’s top five victories…

FIDE World Champion 2000

Anand won the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2000 for the first time after defeating Alexei Shirov in the final at Tehran, Iran.


2. World Champion 2007

World Champion 2007

Anand became World Champion again by winning that 2007 FIDE World Championship held in Mexico City.


3. World Champion 2008

World Champion 2008

Anand convincingly defended the title against Vladimir Kramnik in the 2008 World Chess Championship held in Bonn, Germany.


4. World Champion 2010

World Champion 2010

Held amidst delays due to cancellation of flights following the volcano ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull, Anand won the 2010 World Chess Championship against Veselin Topalov in Sofia, Bulgaria.


5. World Champion 2012

World Champion 2012

Anand victory defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2012 in  Moscow after defeating opponent Boris Gelfand in a tense tie-breaker.

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