Viswanathan Anand - Motivational Speaker - Profile
Viswanathan Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion. Viswanathan Anand is the first grandmaster from India and is one of the few players to have surpassed an Elo rating of 2800.
Viswanathan Anand is a five-time world chess champion and went on to become the undisputed World Champion in 2007.
Viswanathan Anand became the fourth player in history to pass the 2800 Elo mark on the FIDE rating list, after Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, and Veselin Topalov. He occupied the number one position for 21 months, the 6th longest on record.
Viswanathan Anand is considered by many to be the greatest rapid chess player of his generation He won the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship in 2003 and 2017, the World Blitz Cup in 2000, and numerous other top-level rapid & blitz events.
Viswanathan Anand was the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India's highest sporting honour. In 2007, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sportsperson to receive the award.
Few people know better than Viswanathan Anand how to tackle the gravest obstacles and overcome the toughest odds.From the time he learnt to move pieces on a chess board as a six-year-old, Vishy - as Anand is fondly known - has racked up innumerable accolades. The first World Chess Champion from Asia, he emerged onto the world stage when chess was largely a Soviet preserve, climbed the ranks to become world No. 1, bagged five world championship titles and won tournaments across all formats of the game. An ambassador of the sport like no other, his is one of the most revered names in chess.
Viswanathan Anand has authored an inspirational book " Mind Matters" where he looks back on his experience to share lessons on how to navigate life.
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Viswanathan Anand - Speaking Topics
Few people know better than Viswanathan Anand how to tackle the gravest obstacles and overcome the toughest odds and emerging Victorious . In his motivational Talks Viswanathan Anand shares his Life-lessons on how to develop the mindset of a Champion, how to handle defeats as well as victories. Viswanathan Anand is always applauded by the audience for his humility, authenticity and willingness to tailor his message.
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