Garry Kasparov is a Russian Grandmaster was the 12th World Champion. Born in 1963, he had a meteroic and immediate rise to fame and recognition, tying for first in the USSR Championship in 1981 and 1982.
Entering his first Candidates Tournament when he was 19, he beat Beliavsky, Korchnoi and Smyslov to challenge Anatoly Karpov for the World Championship.
Their first matched played under the rules first to 6 points with draws not counting was aborted after 48 games and a 5-3 lead for Karpov.
In the 1985 rematch Kasparov edged out Karpov 13-11 with a Black win in the 24th game.
In three rematches he defended his title narrowly with 12.5 to 11.5 and a 12 to 12 tie in which case he retained the title as the defending champion and another 12.5 to 11.5 in 1990.
He defended his title against Short and Anand and eventually lost it in the year 2000 against his former pupil Vladimir Kramnik.
He is considerd one of the best Chess players of all times.
Viswanathan Anand is an Indian Grandmaster born in 1969.Vishy, as he is known to his fans, became India´s first Grandmaster and World Champion, first winning the FIDE Championship in 2000 defeating Alexei Shirov in the final and in 2007 winning the World Chess Championship double round-robin tournament with 9 out of 14.
He won several super tournaments including Corus five times (1989,1998,2003,2004,2006), Linares three times(1998, 2007, 2008) and Dortmund Sparkassenmeeting three times(1996, 2000, 2004) .
He is known for his excellent Blitz and Bullet game, which earned him the additional nickname of “Lighting Kid”.
He won 6 Chess Oscars and is one of only 6 players to achieve an Elo rating of 2800.
In this famous game Kasparov launches a deep, beautiful combination.