Anand, a champion for all seasons (List of achievements)

October 30th, 2008 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) In the eight years since he won the FIDE World Championships in New Delhi and Teheran, Viswanathan Anand has dominated the world of chess, winning in all forms and versions ranging from blitz to classical. Here is a list of his major wins since 2000:2008: Undisputed World Championship title, beating Vladimir Kramnik 6.5-4.5 in Bonn.
2008: 13th Grenkeleasing Rapid World Chess, Mainz, Germany Champion
2008: Morelia Linares Champion second time in a row: With this win, Anand has ensured that the No.1 ranking was solely his
2007: World Chess Championship, Mexico City, World Champion
2007: World Rapid Championship, Mainz Champion
2007: 20th Magistral Ciudad de Leon Chess tournament, Leon Champion
2007: Morelia-Linares Super Grandmaster Chess Tournament, Champion
2006: Mikhail Tal Memorial Blitz Tournament, Moscow Champion
2006 : Grenkeleasing World Rapid Champ’s, Mainz Classic, Champion
2006: 19th Magistral Ciudad de Leon Chess tournament, Leon
2006 : 15th Amber Blindfold & Rapid Chess Tournament Joint Champion
2006 : Corus Chess Tournament, Wijk Aan Zee Champion: Made history by becoming the only player ever to win this tournament a record five times
2005: World Chess Championship, San Luis, finished Runner-Up to Topalov
2005: Mainz Chess Classic, Mainz Champion: Took the title for the fifth year in a row
2005: 18th Magistral Ciudad de Leon Chess tournament, Leon Champion
2004: Corsica Masters, Bastia Champion: Anand won Corsica for the fifth year in succession
2004: Mainz Chess Classic, Mainz Champion: Anand was Champion at Mainz or seventh time
2004: Dortmunder Schachtage, Dortmund Champion
2004: Corus Chess Tournament, Wijk Aan Zee Champion
2003: Corsica Masters, Bastia Champion
2003 : World Rapid Chess Championship, Cap D’Agde Champion
2003: Rapid Chess Classic, Mainz Champion
2003: Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund Runner-Up
2003: 12th Amber Chess Tournament, Monte Carlo Champion
2003: Corus Chess Tournament, Wijk Aan Zee Champion
2002: 6th Corsica Masters Rapid Chess Tournament, Corsica Champion
2002: World Cup, Hyderabad Champion
2002: Russia Vs Rest of the World, Moscow Champion, anchored the Rest of the World team to a historic victory in this unique event
2002: Chess Classic, Mainz Champion
2002: Eurotel World Chess Trophy, Prague Champion
2001: Corsica Masters, Corsica Champion
2001: “Duel of the Champions” Champion, Beat Kramnik in a rapid game match 6.5-5.5
2001: “Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez”, Leon Champion
2001: 2nd Torneo Magistral, Mexico City Champion
2000: FIDE World Championships, Teheran and New Delhi World Champion - Beat Alexei Shirov in the final (3.5-0.5)
2000: FIDE World Cup, Shenyeng Champion - Beat Bareev 1.5-0.5 in the final to register his best ever result in a FIDE event
2000 : Fujitsu Siemens Giants Rapid Chess, Frankfurt Champion
2000 : “Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez”, Leon Champion Won in Leon for the second straight year, beating Shirov 1.5-0.5 in the final
2000: Wydra International Tournament, Haifa Champion
2000: Plus GSM World Blitz Chess Cup, Warsaw Champion

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