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Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship

Published on December 30, 2017
Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand must be on cloud nine after winning The King Salman World Rapid Championship 2017 by defeating Vladimir Fedosee of Russia
Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship
The event was organised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where Anand reclaimed the title that he won in 2003.

Other Indians in the competition and their ranks

  • P Harikrishna (16th place)
  • Surya Shekhar Ganguly (60th)
  • Santosh Gujrathi Vidit (61st)
  • B Vadibhan (65th)
  • SP Sethuraman (96th)

Anand's Performance in various rounds

  • In nineth round, Anand defeated World No 1 Magnus Carlsen
  • Russia’s Alexander Grischuk was defeated in the 14th by Anand.
  • At the end of the fifteen rounds, Anand remained unbeaten in the competition with six wins and nine draws.
Anand tweeted
"Becoming world champion again is the most amazing feeling," 

 About Anand's Achievements

  • Anand, 48 year old Indian chess player is the "Chess Grandmaster". He bacme first Indian to win Grandmaster Title in 1988. 
  • He became the first Asian to hold the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002. In 2007, he won World Champion. 
  • He defended his World Champion titles in 2008, 2010 and 2012.  
  • In April 2006 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.
  • nand was also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
  •  In 2007, he became the first Indian sportsperson to win the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sportsperson to receive the award.

Expected Questions

Who won World Rapid Chess Championship 2017?
a. Vladimir Fedosee
b. Viswanathan Anand
c. Surya Shekhar Ganguly
d.  Magnus Carlsen

Whom did Viswanathan Anand defeated to win World Rapid Chess Championship 2017?
a. Magnus Carlsen
b. Alexander Grischuk
c. Vladimir Fedosee
d. None of the above

Where was World Rapid Chess Championship 2017 held?
a. Jeddah
b. Riyadh
c. Safwa
d. Al- Ula

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