Who is better Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen?

Who is better Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen?

Who is the best chess player ever: Anand or Carlsen? Magnus Carlsen is the best player ever if we go by their record. Carlsen soundly beat Anand to take the world champion’s slot in 2013 and shows no signs of surrendering it anytime soon. His peak rating of 2882 is the highest there has ever been.

Who defeated Viswanathan Anand in chess?

Playing with white pieces, Anand defeated the 13th world champion in half an hour in the fourth round of the Blitz event. The Indian Grandmaster, however, faced a defeat at the hands of Ian Nepomniachtchi.

Where did Magnus Carlsen play Viswanathan Anand?

Magnus Carlsen had to venture to enemy territory to reach his childhood dream of becoming world champion. On seventh place on our list of the 10 most exciting world championships of all time comes the ascendency of the highest-rated player of all time as he traveled to Chennai to play then-world-champion Viswanathan Anand.

How did the Carlsen vs Anand chess match end?

Instead of a technical ending, Carlsen got two queens in the middlegame, seemingly allowing all sorts of mating motifs against his own king. Anand made a late error, and the mates never came: With a draw in game 10, Carlsen’s lead become insurmountable and the match ended. Cue the pool, the champagne, and the five years and counting with his title.

How old was Anand when he became a grandmaster?

He was 5 years younger than Anand when he became a grandmaster at 13. He won the Norway Championship at 15 and was 18 when he passed the 2800 mark. Incredibly, he became the best player in the world at 19 and he took his first world championship against Anand in 2002.

How old was Anand when he started playing chess?

Like most players, Anand was something of a childhood prodigy and began learning at the age of 6. It wasn’t until his parents moved to Manila though in 1978 that he started to study chess on a serious basis. Five years later he won the Indian sub-junior championship with a perfect score of 9/9. Then he won the Asia Junior Championship in 1984.

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