The formative years -- Part I of a series on the life, times, and triumphs
of world champion Vishwanathan Anand
When Barua played spoilsport
Part II -- Continuing the series tracing the life and career of Anand, we look at 1986. When the teen prodigy made his first bid for the World Junior title, and was stymied by none other than Barua himself
Vishy Anand takes the Juniors
In Part III of the series, a flashback to Baguio 1987 -- and Anand's coronation as the World's Junior Champion.
The Fallow Years
Part IV of the series looks at the period between 1987, when Anand took the World Junior title, and 1995, when he mounted his first serious bid for the senior crown.
Part V -- Man versus Machine
Kasparov lost in the first round. Ivanchuk refused to play the computer. So finally, it was all up to Anand...
Part VI -- The world championship
In Part VI of the series, we examine the evolution of the world championship of chess, leading up to Anand's own entry into the cycle.
Part VII -- Anand versus Kasparov
In more ways than one, this showdown was crucial to the way chess would be played -- and followed -- across the world. Dramatic, intense, telegenic, the faceoff had it all.
Part VIII -- Enter the Dragon, exit Anand
In Game 10, Garry Kasparov unleashed the Sicilian Dragon. Anand was, to put it mildly, incinerated.
Part IX -- The intervening years
The question was, could Anand bounce back after the defeat by Kasparov? His career in 1996 and after provided the answer.
Part X -- On the treadmill
A review of the World chess championship grind of 1998. Check out and enjoy a game between Albert Einstein and physicist Robert Oppenheimer.
Karpov acknowledges Anand as champion
Following a hearing by the court of arbitration for sports, Anand has now been confirmed as world chess champion.
The Ananths salute the World champion.
'The turning point in Anand's career was the Candidates match against Alexei Dreev, in Madras in 1991'
V Kameshwaran traces the rise of his protege Vishwanathan Anand.
This is the real World title: Anand
'If Kasparov does not come to play against me then it is his problem, not mine.'
'I did not realise I was getting married to a big shot'
Aruna Anand married a quiet, simple, funny kind of guy. And then he turned out to be a world champion.
My son, the world champion
Susheela Vishwanathan provides a mother's eye view of her all-conquering
'He brings us happiness, we give him love'
Anand's father on why, when his world champion son comes home, he finds
himself with no gift to give
Nice guys finish first
He's nice, he's funny, he's gifted and he's world champion. Rohit Brijnath, on why V Anand is the sporting best of us
'Mr Cool' gets his due
Fellow Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua provides his up-close take on India's newly-crowned World Champion.
A chronological chart detailing the rise and rise of Vishy Anand, the Madras