Anand, Viswanathan Age 47

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#8 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2758 World #19 (active)
2736 World #30 (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 
1Bluebaum, Matthias2643Anand, Viswanathan27831/2-1/237E11Germany2017
2Anand, Viswanathan2783Li, Chao B27391/2-1/258C42Germany2017
3Anand, Viswanathan2794Hou, Yifan26701-053C42Douglas2017
4Fressinet, Laurent2657Anand, Viswanathan27940-142C50Douglas2017
5Fressinet, Laurent2657Anand, Viswanathan27940-141C54Douglas2017
6Lenderman, Aleksandr2565Anand, Viswanathan27941/2-1/246E01Douglas2017
7Anand, Viswanathan2794Sethuraman, SP.26171-051C82Douglas2017
8Anand, Viswanathan2794Grandelius, Nils26531/2-1/235B90Douglas2017
9Shirov, Alexei2630Anand, Viswanathan27941/2-1/230C67Douglas2017
10Anand, Viswanathan2794Lubbe, Nikolas25151-042B90Douglas2017
11Lampert, Jonas2514Anand, Viswanathan27941/2-1/228B18Douglas2017
12Lampert, Jonas2514Anand, Viswanathan27941/2-1/228B18Douglas2017
13Anand, Viswanathan2794Esserman, Marc24531-046B92Douglas2017
14Kovalyov, Anton2649Anand, Viswanathan27941/2-1/231A20Tbilisi2017
15Anand, Viswanathan2794Kovalyov, Anton26490-143B90Tbilisi2017
16Anand, Viswanathan2794Yeoh, Li Tian24781/2-1/271B12Tbilisi2017
17Yeoh, Li Tian2478Anand, Viswanathan27940-166B22Tbilisi2017
18Anand, Viswanathan2756Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/236C67Saint Louis2017
19Navara, David2748Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/233A30Saint Louis2017
20Anand, Viswanathan2756Dominguez Perez, Leinier27960-147C53Saint Louis2017
21Kasparov, Garry2812Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/227E32Saint Louis2017
22Aronian, Levon2794Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/228A08Saint Louis2017
23Anand, Viswanathan2756Le, Quang Liem27471/2-1/246C50Saint Louis2017
24Nakamura, Hikaru2868Anand, Viswanathan27561-052A06Saint Louis2017
25Anand, Viswanathan2756Caruana, Fabiano28060-132C84Saint Louis2017
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2787Anand, Viswanathan27560-129C22Saint Louis2017
27Karjakin, Sergey2807Anand, Viswanathan27561-063B12Saint Louis2017
28Anand, Viswanathan2756Navara, David27481/2-1/240B84Saint Louis2017
29Dominguez Perez, Leinier2796Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/228C67Saint Louis2017
30Anand, Viswanathan2756Kasparov, Garry28121/2-1/256B31Saint Louis2017
31Anand, Viswanathan2756Aronian, Levon27940-141C84Saint Louis2017
32Le, Quang Liem2747Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/257A45Saint Louis2017
33Anand, Viswanathan2756Nakamura, Hikaru28681/2-1/230C65Saint Louis2017
34Caruana, Fabiano2806Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/240A06Saint Louis2017
35Anand, Viswanathan2756Nepomniachtchi, Ian27871/2-1/263B09Saint Louis2017
36Karjakin, Sergey2765Anand, Viswanathan27781-037C50Saint Louis2017
37Anand, Viswanathan2778Caruana, Fabiano27001/2-1/230C42Saint Louis2017
38Le, Quang Liem2761Anand, Viswanathan27781/2-1/243E11Saint Louis2017
39Anand, Viswanathan2778Kasparov, Garry28121/2-1/231B51Saint Louis2017
40Anand, Viswanathan2778Navara, David27371-062B51Saint Louis2017
41Nepomniachtchi, Ian2810Anand, Viswanathan27781/2-1/243C45Saint Louis2017
42Anand, Viswanathan2778Aronian, Levon27940-139C50Saint Louis2017
43Dominguez Perez, Leinier2803Anand, Viswanathan27781/2-1/243C65Saint Louis2017
44Anand, Viswanathan2778Nakamura, Hikaru28220-146C50Saint Louis2017
45So, Wesley2810Anand, Viswanathan27831/2-1/233E32Saint Louis2017
46Anand, Viswanathan2783Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27891/2-1/230A31Saint Louis2017
47Anand, Viswanathan2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-040B90Saint Louis2017
48Karjakin, Sergey2773Anand, Viswanathan27831/2-1/230A45Saint Louis2017
49Anand, Viswanathan2783Caruana, Fabiano28071-029A29Saint Louis2017
50Aronian, Levon2799Anand, Viswanathan27831/2-1/227A30Saint Louis2017