September 13, 2010

Viswanathan Anand unable to beat him


World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand recently played against 40 people. The interesting fact is that he played simultaneously against these 40 people.

Who are these 40 people?

5 Software Engineers from Infosys and 35 Mathematicians across the world.  

Photo: The Business Line
Where it happened?

It happened on August 23, 2010 on International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Hyderabad, 

What was the Result?

Anand defeated 39 people in this competition. He was unable to defeat one person.

Who is the Guy?

His name is Srikar Varadaraj. He did not allow Anand to win him. He forced Anand to draw.  Varadaraj age is 14. He is studying 10th standard in Bangalore. 

Varadaraj receives a memento from Viswanathan Anand
Photo: Rediff