Vishvanathan Anand

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About Vishvanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand, (Tamil: விசுவநாதன் ஆனந்த்) (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess Grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. Anand held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, at a time when the world title was split. He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. With this win, he became the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in three different formats: Knockout, Tournament, and Match. He will next defend his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov, the winner of a challenger match against Gata Kamsky in February 2009. Anand is one of five players in history to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list. He was at the top of the world rankings five out of six times, from April 2007 to July 2008. In October 2008, he dropped out of the world top three ranking for the first time since July 1996. In 2007 he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan. He is also the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India's highest sporting honour.

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2. Mahendra Singh Dhon 47684
3. Sourav Ganguly 39066
4. Virender Sehwag 31710
5. Rahul Dravid 17238
6. Vishvanathan Anand 13145
7. Mohammad Azharuddin 6432
8. Robin Uthappa 6046
9. Yuvraj Singh 5587
10. Ajit Agarkar 4080

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24. Anderson Silva 15000
25. Francis Obikwelu 14987
26. Spyridon Louis 14025
27. Hadi Saei 13687
28. Vishvanathan Anand 13145
29. Steve Backley 11838
30. Gholamreza Takhti 10894
31. Maria Sharapova 9429
32. Koca Yusuf 9112

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