Viswanathan Anand Speaker - Profile
Viswanathan Anand is a five time winner of the World Chess Championship.
Five time winner of the World Chess Championship, Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand dominated the world of chess for six years from 2007 to 2013. The former World Chess Champion is among the only two persons to have won the Classical, Rapid, and Blitz world championships and the only one to have won the world championship playing in Match, Tournament and Knockout formats.
Anand is considered one of the best contemporary chess players in the world, especially renowned for his versatility. He was the undisputed World No.1 from 2007 to 2013.
He is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards. He won the first ever Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award—India’s highest sporting honour—in 1991-92.
In 2007 he was presented with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award for his achievements in chess. He was the first ever sportsperson in India to receive this award.
Viswanathan Anand is a truly Inspirational Speaker who keenly promotes the game in his vivid presentations, through innovative methods and fascinating insights that touch his audiences. He also enjoys "simult" challenges.
Viswanathan Anand - Speaking Topics
New Webinar / Virtual Keynote Topic :
How to think like a Champion?
Master Your Moves. A Virtual Masterclass with world chess champion Viswanathan Anand.
Few people know better than Viswanathan Anand how to tackle the gravest obstacles and overcome the toughest odds.
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.
In this Webinar, Vishy looks back at a lifetime of games played, opponents tackled and circumstances overcome and draws from its depths significant tools that will help every participant to navigate life's challenges.
These are just some of the nuggets Anand touches upon with characteristic wit, easy wisdom and disarming candour .
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