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    Sixth chess Oscar for Anand

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Sports | Oscar for Anand

    Chess Oscar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    How good is Anand? India's greatest sportsperson ahead of Tendulkar.

    1997 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand India
    1998 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand India
    1999 Kasparov, GarryGarry Kasparov Russia
    2000 Kramnik, VladimirVladimir Kramnik Russia
    2001 Kasparov, GarryGarry Kasparov Russia
    2002 Kasparov, GarryGarry Kasparov Russia
    2003 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand[1] India
    2004 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand India
    2005 Topalov, VeselinVeselin Topalov Bulgaria
    2006 Kramnik, VladimirVladimir Kramnik[2] Russia
    2007 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand[3] India
    2008 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand[4] India

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Sports | Oscar for Anand

    Chess Oscar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    How good is Anand? India's greatest sportsperson ahead of Tendulkar.

    1997 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand India
    1998 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand India
    1999 Kasparov, GarryGarry Kasparov Russia
    2000 Kramnik, VladimirVladimir Kramnik Russia
    2001 Kasparov, GarryGarry Kasparov Russia
    2002 Kasparov, GarryGarry Kasparov Russia
    2003 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand[1] India
    2004 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand India
    2005 Topalov, VeselinVeselin Topalov Bulgaria
    2006 Kramnik, VladimirVladimir Kramnik[2] Russia
    2007 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand[3] India
    2008 Anand, ViswanathanViswanathan Anand[4] India
    Considering how globally massive chess as a sport is as compared to cricket, and how billions of Indians are worried about chess, meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheobe View Post
    Considering how globally massive chess as a sport is as compared to cricket, and how billions of Indians are worried about chess, meh.
    Cricket is hardly global. Achievement wise, Anand is way ahead of Tendulkar comparatively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Cricket is hardly global. Achievement wise, Anand is way ahead of Tendulkar comparatively.
    Not at all. What is the number of Grandmasters whom Anand compete with each year? And what is the number of players whom Tendulkar has competed in his career? Any comparison is laughable. Chess still remains a dormant sport in India. While Tendulkar was instrumental in making it a craze on his own.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheobe View Post
    Not at all. What is the number of Grandmasters whom Anand compete with each year? And what is the number of players whom Tendulkar has competed in his career? Any comparison is laughable. Chess still remains a dormant sport in India. While Tendulkar was instrumental in making it a craze on his own.
    anand was our first GM...just cheke out how many GM's we had since
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheobe View Post
    Not at all. What is the number of Grandmasters whom Anand compete with each year? And what is the number of players whom Tendulkar has competed in his career? Any comparison is laughable. Chess still remains a dormant sport in India. While Tendulkar was instrumental in making it a craze on his own.
    You are mistaking popularity with achievement. Anand competes against many grand masters.. He has effectively been player of the year 6 times. How many times can Tendulkar claim that he was player of the year.

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    Is chess actually classified as a sport? Not me being facetious, I've just never heard it referred to like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBloody Idiot View Post
    Is chess actually classified as a sport? Not me being facetious, I've just never heard it referred to like that.
    It isn't. Fails the "Stephen Hawking" test.

    Any activity where the motor neuron disease-striken theoretic physicist could beat you must be purely mental, so devoid of the physical aspect, it isn't a sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    It isn't. Fails the "Stephen Hawking" test.

    Any activity where the motor neuron disease-striken theoretic physicist could beat you must be purely mental, so devoid of the physical aspect, it isn't a sport.
    Haha loving that description.
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    Chess is always covered in the sports news media section and in sports magazines in India. Never knew it wasn't a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Chess is always covered in the sports news media section and in sports magazines in India. Never knew it wasn't a sport.
    that's because it clearly is...people who prefer muscle over mind might not think so...
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    Anand is my favorite Indian sportsperson of all time. What he has done for chess in India (Directly or Indirectly) is simple amazing. His Achievements, IMO, are highest and most decorated among Indian sports fraternity. And yes, Chess is a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Anand is my favorite Indian sportsperson of all time. What he has done for chess in India (Directly or Indirectly) is simple amazing. His Achievements, IMO, are highest and most decorated among Indian sports fraternity. And yes, Chess is a sport.
    and it's just a bonus that he is an absolute nice guy, not like some of those other arrogant pricks at the top of the chess world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil View Post
    and it's just a bonus that he is an absolute nice guy, not like some of those other arrogant pricks at the top of the chess world...

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