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 #21 (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, Viswanathan2786L'Ami, Erwin26111-031C64Germany2017
2Anand, Viswanathan2786Ruck, Robert25611/2-1/243B12Germany2017
3Anand, Viswanathan2789Nakamura, Hikaru27961/2-1/226C65Zurich2017
4Svidler, Peter2729Anand, Viswanathan27891/2-1/217A07Zurich2017
5Anand, Viswanathan2789Gelfand, Boris27551-054B67Zurich2017
6Oparin, Grigoriy2663Anand, Viswanathan27891/2-1/231C53Zurich2017
7Anand, Viswanathan2789Nepomniachtchi, Ian28191/2-1/236B90Zurich2017
8Pelletier, Yannick2644Anand, Viswanathan27890-138E15Zurich2017
9Anand, Viswanathan2789Kramnik, Vladimir27981/2-1/223C53Zurich2017
10Nakamura, Hikaru2796Anand, Viswanathan27891/2-1/231A30Zurich2017
11Anand, Viswanathan2789Svidler, Peter27291-032B45Zurich2017
12Gelfand, Boris2755Anand, Viswanathan27890-136A30Zurich2017
13Anand, Viswanathan2789Oparin, Grigoriy26631-042C95Zurich2017
14Nepomniachtchi, Ian2819Anand, Viswanathan27891-041A35Zurich2017
15Anand, Viswanathan2789Pelletier, Yannick26441-039C11Zurich2017
16Kramnik, Vladimir2798Anand, Viswanathan27891-038A30Zurich2017
17Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru27931/2-1/229C67Zurich SUI2017
18Pelletier, Yannick2541Anand, Viswanathan27860-120D15Zurich SUI2017
19Anand, Viswanathan2786Kramnik, Vladimir28111-042C65Zurich SUI2017
20Gelfand, Boris2724Anand, Viswanathan27861-041E10Zurich SUI2017
21Svidler, Peter2747Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/222A07Zurich SUI2017
22Anand, Viswanathan2786Nepomniachtchi, Ian27510-132B50Zurich SUI2017
23Oparin, Grigoriy2604Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/233C26Zurich SUI2017
24Skvortsov, Oleg Anand, Viswanathan27860-125C54Zuerich2017
25Anand, Viswanathan2754Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28131-027B12Doha2016
26Carlsen, Magnus2873Anand, Viswanathan27541-024A45Doha2016
27Anand, Viswanathan2754Melkumyan, Hrant27121-050B13Doha2016
28Anand, Viswanathan2779Naiditsch, Arkadij26871-026C55Doha2016
29Vallejo Pons, Francisco2711Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/252A32Doha2016
30Anand, Viswanathan2779Mchedlishvili, Mikheil26011/2-1/266A11Doha2016
31Ivanchuk, Vassily2747Anand, Viswanathan27791-023E53Doha2016
32Anand, Viswanathan2779Salem, AR Saleh26561-028B55Doha2016
33Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Anand, Viswanathan27541/2-1/230B11Doha2016
34Anand, Viswanathan2779Wojtaszek, Radoslaw27491/2-1/258A14Doha2016
35Jakovenko, Dmitrij2704Anand, Viswanathan27790-145D02Doha2016
36Anand, Viswanathan2779Dubov, Daniil26600-143B09Doha2016
37Morozevich, Alexander2676Anand, Viswanathan27791-024C45Doha2016
38Karjakin, Sergey2800Anand, Viswanathan27541/2-1/232C50Doha2016
39Anand, Viswanathan2779Jobava, Baadur27021/2-1/234C41Doha2016
40Matlakov, Maxim2694Anand, Viswanathan27790-137D02Doha2016
41Anand, Viswanathan2779Wei, Yi27071-056C42Doha2016
42Korobov, Anton2692Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/233E54Doha2016
43Anand, Viswanathan2779Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi26891/2-1/253B12Doha2016
44Mareco, Sandro2625Anand, Viswanathan27540-133A06Doha2016
45Anand, Viswanathan2779Bologan, Viktor26401-038B81Doha2016
46Jakovenko, Dmitrij2699Anand, Viswanathan28021/2-1/218E10Doha2016
47Anand, Viswanathan2802Ivanchuk, Vassily27710-161B41Doha2016
48Aronian, Levon2770Anand, Viswanathan28021/2-1/250A20Doha2016
49Anand, Viswanathan2802Riazantsev, Alexander26711/2-1/267B12Doha2016
50Anand, Viswanathan2802Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28051/2-1/220B12Doha2016