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Anand is the World Chess Champion

Vishy conquers the WCC in Mexico

The world of chess has a new World Champion! It is the Indian chess tiger from Madras, Viswanathan Anand. Congratulations to Vishy!

Anand conquered the World Chess Champion title in a tough battle in Mexico City. In a double round robin tournamenthe finished a full point ahead of his opponents with 9.0/14. In a competition where more than 65% of the games finished draw, Anand was the player with most wins (against Morozevich, Grischuk, Aronian, and Svidler) and he did not concieve a single loss.

The World championship title means that Anand will have to play a match with Vladimir Kramnik next as part of the next world championship cycle.

Replay Anand’s games

Anand Gelfand round 1 with IM Miodrag Perunovic

Aronian Anand round 2 with IM Miodrag Perunovic

Anand Kramnik round 3 with GM Dimitrov

Morozevich Anand round 4 with GM Dimitrov

Leko Anand round 6 with IM Karakehayov

Anand Grischuk round 7 with IM Karakehayov

Gelfand Anand round 8 with IM Karakehayov

Anand Aronian round 9 with GM Dimitrov

Kramnik Anand round 10 with IM Karakehayov

Anand Morozevich round 11 with IM Karakehayov

Grischuk Anand round 13 with IM Miodrag Perunovic and Goran Urosevic

Anand Leko round 14 with Goran Urosevic

The world congratulating Vishy Anand

GM Miguel Illescas, “Anand was the leader of this Championship from the start. His game was very dynamic and aggressive. He performed the best way he could, he is worthy of the winning the Title”

GM Susan Polgar, “Anand is a very good friend of mine long time ago. He has a very friendly image for Chess. He deserves to be the Champion because he played very well during the tournament; he was the best of all”

Final standings of the WCC Mexico 2007

N Name FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts
1 Kramnik RUS ** 1 0 ½½ ½½ ½ 1 ½½ ½ 1 ½½ 8
2 Morozevich RUS 0 1 ** ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6
3 Anand IND ½ ½ ½ 1 ** 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 9
4 Grischuk RUS ½½ 1 0 0 ½ ** ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0
5 Leko HUN ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½1 ** ½½ 0 ½ ½½ 7
6 Gelfand ISR ½½ 1 ½ ½½ ½ 0 ½½ ** 1 1 ½½ 8
7 Aronian ARM ½ 0 ½½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 0 ** ½½ 6
8 Svidler RUS ½½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½½ ½½ ½½ **

Other Anand’s achievements

1983 National Sub-Junior Chess Champion – age 14

1984 International Master – age 15

1985 Indian National Champion – age 16

1987 World Junior Chess Champion, Grandmaster

1997, 1998, 2003, and 2004 Chess Oscar

2000 FIDE World Chess Champion

2003 FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion

2007 FIDE World Chess Rapid Champion (Mainz Rapid Chess report)

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