Viswanathan Anand

Five-time Reigning World Chess Champion




Leslie Wilcox talks with Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand, five-time reigning world chess champion. Anand's mother introduced him to the game when he was six years old. At age 18, he became India's first chess grandmaster. Now in his forties, an age considered past a chess player's prime, Anand talks about the challenges age presents and how he overcomes them. Also, a story Anand tells about traveling to a chess championship reveals how in life, like in chess, there is more than one way to win.