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Viswanathan Anand: Career Timeline

Zeenews Bureau

Sofia: At the highest level of chess, the colours get blurred — whites and blacks are not as important as the player’s creativity, courage or calculation. Despite all that it is the records of a man which is a perfect testimony to his supremacy.

Here is a look at Viswanathan Anand’s glorious career.

• 1983 National Sub-Junior Chess Champion

• 1984 Asian Junior Champion

• 1984 International Master

• 1985 Indian National Champion

• 1985 Arjuna award

• 1987 World Junior Chess Champion

• Padma Shri, National Citizens Award and Soviet Land Nehru Award in 1987

• 1988 Grandmaster

• 1990 Asian Champion

• The inaugural Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India`s highest sporting honour in the year 1991–1992.

• 2000 FIDE World Chess Champion

• 2000 World Blitz Chess Champion

• Padma Bhushan in 2000

• Chess Oscar (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008)

• 2003 FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion

• 2007 World Chess Champion (Undisputed)

• Padma Vibhushan in 2007

• 2008 World Chess Champion (Undisputed)

• 2010 World Chess Champion (Undisputed)

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