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Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand is one of India's greatest sportsmen ever.

Only three current Grandmasters -- Gary Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov-- can match his FIDE (World Chess Federation) Elo rating of 2805.

In his 20-year career, the Grandmaster, who is only 36, has achieved many 'firsts' for his country. Among the honours are:

• He became an International Master when he was just 15.

• He was the first Indian to win the World Junior Chess Championship, in 1987.

• And, of course, he is India's first ever Grandmaster. A feat he achieved when he was 18.

• He won the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2000 and is widely recognised as the planet's top Rapid Chess player.

It is an honour for rediff.com, which turns 10 this month, to have India's Chess King on the Rediff Special 10th Anniversary Chat, February 9, between 2200 and 2300 IST.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to chat with a true sporting legend.


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