As though the best mathematical brains in the world weren't enough, there is the Grandmaster to grace the conference today so the rest of us can view Darwin's theory with a strange fear.
Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, the world chess champion, will engage 40 best mathematical minds in a game of chess, on 24th August, at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). The contest will take place on the sidelines of the International Congress Of Mathematicians (ICM)
, the biggest and the most prestigious such gathering in the world, being held at the same venue from 19th to 27th August.
Viswanathan Anand, born 11th December 1969, is an Indian chess Grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, at a time when the world title was split. He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. With this win, he became the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in 3 different formats - Knockout, Tournament, and Match. He then successfully defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov.
As the reigning champion, he will face the winner of the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2012. Anand is one of 5 players in history to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list, and in April 2007, at the age of 37, he became the world No. 1 for the first time.
He was at the top of the world rankings 5 out of 6 times, from April 2007 to July 2008, holding the No. 1 ranking for a total of 15 months.
In 2007, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sportsperson to receive the award in Indian history. He was also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991-92, India's highest sporting honor.
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