|Lightning Kid, vishy-theTiger from Madras
|Date of birth
|Brought up in
|Chennai and Manila (Philippines), for a couple of years -the vital stage in his early development in Chess.
|Graduation in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.
|Started Chess at
|The age of 6
|Learned Chess from
|Current World Ranking
|June,1996 (arranged by his parents)
|Father : Vishwanathan… Retired General Manager, Southern Railways
Mother : Susheela… housewife
Elder Brother: Shivakumar… Chief Design Engineer with Crompton Greaves
Elder sister :Anuradha… teaches at Michigan University,USA
Wife:Aruna…Graduate in Public Relations
|L & T Open,Chennai
|First Junior level national Championship
|won at Vasco-da Gama, Goa ,1984
|First Senior level National championship
|First International Tournament
|Lloyds Bank Masters,London (1984)
|World Champion-Year 2000
|Long time Achievment
|“One man Indian Chess revolution”
|Padma Vibhushan(2001) and many more…
|His lightning speed of play and intuition
|Besides his simplicity its his whacky sharp wit
|Anand never loses his cool
|‘Baba does loses his cool when he loses a card game.’
|Traveling, Reading & the beach
|Music, Card games, Books on any subject, Tennis, Swimming, Cycling, Walking, Aerobics
|Most Memorable moment
|Difficult to single out one.Sometime he meets a fan who is so happy to see him that he has a pleasant feeling the whole day.
|Had not been in Chess..
|would have loved to be in Fine Arts or Information Technology.
|Describes himself as
|Fairly easy going.
|Other Interesting Facts
|He follows international politics very closely.
|Collado Mediano , Spain
No.4, 2nd Street Customs Colony
Chennai – 600 090