Anand, Viswanathan Age 51

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2751 World #17 (active)
2785 World #9 (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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1Anand, Viswanathan2753Ivanchuk, Vasyl26781/2-1/ INT2020
2Anand, Viswanathan2753Ivanchuk, Vasyl26781/2-1/ INT2020
3Ivanchuk, Vasyl2678Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
4Anand, Viswanathan2753Ivanchuk, Vasyl26781/2-1/ INT2020
5Ivanchuk, Vasyl2678Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
6Anand, Viswanathan2753Ding, INT2020
7Ding, Liren2791Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
8Anand, Viswanathan2753Ding, INT2020
9Gelfand, Boris2676Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
10Anand, Viswanathan2753Gelfand, INT2020
11Gelfand, Boris2676Anand, INT2020
12Nepomniachtchi, Ian2784Anand, INT2020
13Nepomniachtchi, Ian2784Anand, INT2020
14Anand, Viswanathan2753Nepomniachtchi, Ian27841/2-1/ INT2020
15Nepomniachtchi, Ian2784Anand, INT2020
16Anand, Viswanathan2753Nepomniachtchi, Ian27841/2-1/ INT2020
17Leko, Peter2663Anand, INT2020
18Leko, Peter2663Anand, INT2020
19Anand, Viswanathan2753Leko, Peter26631/2-1/ INT2020
20Leko, Peter2663Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
21Anand, Viswanathan2753Leko, INT2020
22Anand, Viswanathan2753Giri, INT2020
23Anand, Viswanathan2753Giri, Anish27641/2-1/ INT2020
24Giri, Anish2764Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
25Anand, Viswanathan2753Giri, Anish27641/2-1/ INT2020
26Giri, Anish2764Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
27Anand, Viswanathan2753Kramnik, Vladimir27531/2-1/ INT2020
28Kramnik, Vladimir2753Anand, INT2020
29Anand, Viswanathan2753Kramnik, INT2020
30Anand, Viswanathan2753Carlsen, INT2020
31Carlsen, Magnus2863Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
32Anand, Viswanathan2753Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
33Carlsen, Magnus2863Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
34Svidler, Peter2723Anand, INT2020
35Anand, Viswanathan2753Svidler, Peter27231/2-1/ INT2020
36Svidler, Peter2723Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
37Anand, Viswanathan2753Svidler, Peter27231/2-1/ INT2020
38Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2778Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
39Anand, Viswanathan2753Radjabov, INT2020
40Nakamura, Hikaru2736Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
41Anand, Viswanathan2753Nepomniachtchi, INT2020
42Ding, Liren2791Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
43Anand, Viswanathan2753Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27781/2-1/ INT2020
44Radjabov, Teimour2765Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
45Anand, Viswanathan2753Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
46Fressinet, Laurent2633Anand, Viswanathan27551/2-1/224A46Germany2020
47Duda, Jan Krzysztof2758Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/223A18Wijk aan Zee2020
48Anand, Viswanathan2758Kovalev, Vladislav26601/2-1/220C61Wijk aan Zee2020
49Firouzja, Alireza2723Anand, Viswanathan27580-147E20Wijk aan Zee2020
50Anand, Viswanathan2758Vitiugov, Nikita27471/2-1/230C53Wijk aan Zee2020