Anand, Viswanathan Age 47

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#7 (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, Viswanathan2754Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28131-027B12Doha2016
2Carlsen, Magnus2873Anand, Viswanathan27541-024A45Doha2016
3Anand, Viswanathan2754Melkumyan, Hrant27121-050B13Doha2016
4Anand, Viswanathan2779Naiditsch, Arkadij26871-026C55Doha2016
5Vallejo Pons, Francisco2711Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/252A32Doha2016
6Anand, Viswanathan2779Mchedlishvili, Mikheil26011/2-1/266A11Doha2016
7Ivanchuk, Vassily2747Anand, Viswanathan27791-023E53Doha2016
8Anand, Viswanathan2779Salem, AR Saleh26561-028B55Doha2016
9Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Anand, Viswanathan27541/2-1/230B11Doha2016
10Anand, Viswanathan2779Wojtaszek, Radoslaw27491/2-1/258A14Doha2016
11Jakovenko, Dmitrij2704Anand, Viswanathan27790-145D02Doha2016
12Anand, Viswanathan2779Dubov, Daniil26600-143B09Doha2016
13Morozevich, Alexander2676Anand, Viswanathan27791-024C45Doha2016
14Karjakin, Sergey2800Anand, Viswanathan27541/2-1/232C50Doha2016
15Anand, Viswanathan2779Jobava, Baadur27021/2-1/234C41Doha2016
16Matlakov, Maxim2694Anand, Viswanathan27790-137D02Doha2016
17Anand, Viswanathan2779Wei, Yi27071-056C42Doha2016
18Korobov, Anton2692Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/233E54Doha2016
19Anand, Viswanathan2779Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi26891/2-1/253B12Doha2016
20Mareco, Sandro2625Anand, Viswanathan27540-133A06Doha2016
21Anand, Viswanathan2779Bologan, Viktor26401-038B81Doha2016
22Jakovenko, Dmitrij2699Anand, Viswanathan28021/2-1/218E10Doha2016
23Anand, Viswanathan2802Ivanchuk, Vassily27710-161B41Doha2016
24Aronian, Levon2770Anand, Viswanathan28021/2-1/250A20Doha2016
25Anand, Viswanathan2802Riazantsev, Alexander26711/2-1/267B12Doha2016
26Anand, Viswanathan2802Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28051/2-1/220B12Doha2016
27Korobov, Anton2714Anand, Viswanathan28021/2-1/224E10Doha2016
28Yu, Yangyi2743Anand, Viswanathan28021/2-1/222E10Doha2016
29Anand, Viswanathan2802Grischuk, Alexander27671/2-1/220B52Doha2016
30Anand, Viswanathan2802Li, Chao B26481-028B67Doha2016
31Atabayev, Yusup2493Anand, Viswanathan28020-154A45Doha2016
32Anand, Viswanathan2802Vallejo Pons, Francisco26841-050C64Doha2016
33Fressinet, Laurent2676Anand, Viswanathan28021/2-1/229A46Doha2016
34Anand, Viswanathan2802Howell, David26711/2-1/251C96Doha2016
35Bu, Xiangzhi2663Anand, Viswanathan28021/2-1/241A06Doha2016
36Anand, Viswanathan2802Jumabayev, Rinat26111-052B54Doha2016
37Anand, Viswanathan2779Kramnik, Vladimir28091/2-1/224E10London2016
38Topalov, Veselin2760Anand, Viswanathan27790-134E10London2016
39Aronian, Levon2785Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/230E10London2016
40Anand, Viswanathan2779Giri, Anish27711/2-1/237B90London2016
41So, Wesley2794Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/230E10London2016
42Anand, Viswanathan2779Adams, Michael27481/2-1/232C53London2016
43Nakamura, Hikaru2779Anand, Viswanathan27791-043E10London2016
44Anand, Viswanathan2779Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28041-033B90London2016
45Caruana, Fabiano2823Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/242A21London2016
46Tazbir, Marcin2523Anand, Viswanathan27790-132B90Hamburg2016
47Anand, Viswanathan2779Jobava, Baadur27021/2-1/238C42Hamburg2016
48Caruana, Fabiano2823Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/229A01Saint Louis USA2016
49Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27601/2-1/232B51Saint Louis USA2016
50Nakamura, Hikaru2779Anand, Viswanathan27791-0139C44Saint Louis USA2016