Anand, Viswanathan Age 47

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#8 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2789 World #11 (active)
2766 World #20 (active)
11 Dec 1969
Mayiladuthurai,[2] Tamil Nadu, India

FIDE World Champion 2000-2002, 15th undisputed World Champion 2007-2013. First and only player to win world championships via each of knockout tournament, round robin tournament and match. Former world #1.

World Junior Champion 1987; Indian Champion 1986, 1987 & 1988; Arab-Asian Champion 1986 and Asian Champion 1989.

Interzonals: 1990, 1993 (FIDE), 1993 (PCA).

Candidate in 1991, 1994 (FIDE), 1995 (PCA), 2014 & 2016.

Won the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament Groningen 1997 which qualified him to play Karpov for the title in 1998.

Won the World Championship Knockout Tournament 2000, holding the FIDE title until January 2002 when Ponomariov won the 2002 Knockout Championship.

World Championship Challenger 1995 (vs Kasparov), 1998 (vs Karpov), 2014 (vs Carlsen).

Third at the World Championship Tournament 2005, won the World Championship Tournament in Mexico City in 2007 to hold the crown until 2013 match against Carlsen, defeating Kramnik in the 2008 WCC match, Topalov in the 2010 WCC match and Gelfand in the 2012 WCC match. Lost to Carlsen in the WCC match 2013 and also lost in the return WCC match in 2014.

Represented India at:

- the Olympiads of 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 2004 (winning individual silver top board) & 2006;

- the Asian Team Championships of 1986 (team silver, individual gold board four) & 1989 (team bronze, individual gold top board).

Won team gold at the 2013-14 Bundesliga playing for Baden Baden.

Best tournament results were wins at Wijk aan Zee 1989, 1998, 2003, 2004 & 2006; Linares 1998, 2007 & 2008; Dortmund 1996, 2000 & 2004. He has won numerous other major tournaments.

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Anand, Viswanathan2786Carlsen, Magnus28321/2-1/234C53Stavanger2017
2Aronian, Levon2793Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/232E10Stavanger2017
3Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/246C50Stavanger2017
4Caruana, Fabiano2808Anand, Viswanathan27860-147A21Stavanger2017
5Anand, Viswanathan2786So, Wesley28121/2-1/233C50Stavanger2017
6Giri, Anish2771Anand, Viswanathan27861-033A21Stavanger2017
7Karjakin, Sergey2781Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/233C67Stavanger2017
8Anand, Viswanathan2786Kramnik, Vladimir28080-160C78Stavanger2017
9Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2796Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/244B12Stavanger2017
10Nakamura, Hikaru2785Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/232A08Stavanger2017
11Anand, Viswanathan2786So, Wesley28121/2-1/226C07Stavanger2017
12Caruana, Fabiano2808Anand, Viswanathan27860-152C50Stavanger2017
13Anand, Viswanathan2786Kramnik, Vladimir28080-144C65Stavanger2017
14Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2796Anand, Viswanathan27861-034A01Stavanger2017
15Anand, Viswanathan2786Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/270C65Stavanger2017
16Aronian, Levon2793Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/226D37Stavanger2017
17Anand, Viswanathan2786Carlsen, Magnus28321/2-1/237B56Stavanger2017
18Anand, Viswanathan2786Giri, Anish27711/2-1/243B51Stavanger2017
19Anand, Viswanathan2786L'Ami, Erwin26111-031C64Germany2017
20Anand, Viswanathan2786Ruck, Robert25611/2-1/243B12Germany2017
21Anand, Viswanathan2789Nakamura, Hikaru27961/2-1/226C65Zurich2017
22Svidler, Peter2729Anand, Viswanathan27891/2-1/217A07Zurich2017
23Anand, Viswanathan2789Gelfand, Boris27551-054B67Zurich2017
24Oparin, Grigoriy2663Anand, Viswanathan27891/2-1/231C53Zurich2017
25Anand, Viswanathan2789Nepomniachtchi, Ian28191/2-1/236B90Zurich2017
26Pelletier, Yannick2644Anand, Viswanathan27890-138E15Zurich2017
27Anand, Viswanathan2789Kramnik, Vladimir27981/2-1/223C53Zurich2017
28Nakamura, Hikaru2796Anand, Viswanathan27891/2-1/231A30Zurich2017
29Anand, Viswanathan2789Svidler, Peter27291-032B45Zurich2017
30Gelfand, Boris2755Anand, Viswanathan27890-136A30Zurich2017
31Anand, Viswanathan2789Oparin, Grigoriy26631-042C95Zurich2017
32Nepomniachtchi, Ian2819Anand, Viswanathan27891-041A35Zurich2017
33Anand, Viswanathan2789Pelletier, Yannick26441-039C11Zurich2017
34Kramnik, Vladimir2798Anand, Viswanathan27891-038A30Zurich2017
35Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru27931/2-1/229C67Zurich SUI2017
36Pelletier, Yannick2541Anand, Viswanathan27860-120D15Zurich SUI2017
37Anand, Viswanathan2786Kramnik, Vladimir28111-042C65Zurich SUI2017
38Gelfand, Boris2724Anand, Viswanathan27861-041E10Zurich SUI2017
39Svidler, Peter2747Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/222A07Zurich SUI2017
40Anand, Viswanathan2786Nepomniachtchi, Ian27510-132B50Zurich SUI2017
41Oparin, Grigoriy2604Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/233C26Zurich SUI2017
42Skvortsov, Oleg Anand, Viswanathan27860-125C54Zuerich2017
43Anand, Viswanathan2754Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28131-027B12Doha2016
44Carlsen, Magnus2873Anand, Viswanathan27541-024A45Doha2016
45Anand, Viswanathan2754Melkumyan, Hrant27121-050B13Doha2016
46Anand, Viswanathan2779Naiditsch, Arkadij26871-026C55Doha2016
47Vallejo Pons, Francisco2711Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/252A32Doha2016
48Anand, Viswanathan2779Mchedlishvili, Mikheil26011/2-1/266A11Doha2016
49Ivanchuk, Vassily2747Anand, Viswanathan27791-023E53Doha2016
50Anand, Viswanathan2779Salem, AR Saleh26561-028B55Doha2016