Anand, Viswanathan Age 48

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#10 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2805 World #5 (active)
2801 World #11 (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 
1McShane, Luke J2647Anand, Viswanathan27761/2-1/240A20Germany2018
2Anand, Viswanathan2776Levin, Felix24771-033C53Germany2018
3Kramnik, Vladimir2784Anand, Viswanathan28011-025C50Moscow2018
4Anand, Viswanathan2801Grischuk, Alexander28461/2-1/247C67Moscow2018
5Andreikin, Dmitry2828Anand, Viswanathan28011/2-1/262A06Moscow2018
6Anand, Viswanathan2801Gelfand, Boris27451/2-1/231B91Moscow2018
7Dubov, Daniil2767Anand, Viswanathan28011-031A21Moscow2018
8Anand, Viswanathan2801Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27141-041C42Moscow2018
9Fedoseev, Vladimir2688Anand, Viswanathan28011-079C67Moscow2018
10Anand, Viswanathan2801Nepomniachtchi, Ian27680-152B06Moscow2018
11Karjakin, Sergey2868Anand, Viswanathan28011/2-1/245C53Moscow2018
12Anand, Viswanathan2801Svidler, Peter27931/2-1/230C84Moscow2018
13Anand, Viswanathan2801Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/232B76Moscow2018
14Morozevich, Alexander2663Anand, Viswanathan28010-146C33Moscow2018
15Anand, Viswanathan2801Artemiev, Vladislav28341-056B12Moscow2018
16Gelfand, Boris2644Anand, Viswanathan28051/2-1/215A21Moscow2018
17Anand, Viswanathan2805Grischuk, Alexander27921-030B31Moscow2018
18Karjakin, Sergey2724Anand, Viswanathan28051/2-1/220C65Moscow2018
19Anand, Viswanathan2805Nakamura, Hikaru28201-042C50Moscow2018
20Anand, Viswanathan2805Kramnik, Vladimir27951/2-1/216C53Moscow2018
21Svidler, Peter2770Anand, Viswanathan28051/2-1/241A05Moscow2018
22Anand, Viswanathan2805Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27550-146C17Moscow2018
23Nepomniachtchi, Ian2803Anand, Viswanathan28050-155A21Moscow2018
24Anand, Viswanathan2805Dubov, Daniil26631-035B31Moscow2018
25Anand, Viswanathan2779Rapport, Richard27031/2-1/220B00Germany2018
26Van Foreest, Jorden2636Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/233C84Germany2018
27Anand, Viswanathan2767Abdusattorov, INT2018
28Anand, Viswanathan2767Demidov, INT2018
29Andreikin, Dmitry2712Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/ INT2018
30Ivlev, Aleksey2300Anand, INT2018
31Anand, Viswanathan2767Gledura, INT2018
32Anand, Viswanathan2767Hauge, Lars Oskar24361/2-1/ INT2018
33Haug, Johannes2357Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/ INT2018
34Urkedal, Frode Olav Olsen2572Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/ INT2018
35Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2804Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/267E10Wijk aan Zee2018
36Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2804Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/266D37Wijk aan Zee2018
37Anand, Viswanathan2767So, Wesley27921/2-1/232C80Wijk aan Zee2018
38Anand, Viswanathan2767Hou, Yifan26801-033A13Wijk aan Zee2018
39Jones, Gawain C2640Anand, Viswanathan27670-140B22Wijk aan Zee2018
40Anand, Viswanathan2767Carlsen, Magnus28341/2-1/232C95Wijk aan Zee2018
41Svidler, Peter2768Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/227A30Wijk aan Zee2018
42Anand, Viswanathan2767Kramnik, Vladimir27870-136C50Wijk aan Zee2018
43Giri, Anish2752Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/220E03Wijk aan Zee2018
44Anand, Viswanathan2767Wei, Yi27431/2-1/229C42Wijk aan Zee2018
45Adhiban, Baskaran2655Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/238A06Wijk aan Zee2018
46Anand, Viswanathan2767Caruana, Fabiano28111-042C42Wijk aan Zee2018
47Karjakin, Sergey2753Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/231A07Wijk aan Zee2018
48Anand, Viswanathan2767Matlakov, Maxim27181-053C77Wijk aan Zee2018
49Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2853Anand, Viswanathan27360-150C50Riyadh2017
50Wang, Hao2737Anand, Viswanathan27361/2-1/227C67Riyadh2017