Anand, Viswanathan Age 49

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#9 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2757 World #16 (active)
2791 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 
1Anand, Viswanathan2756Nakamura, Hikaru27431/2-1/226C67Saint Louis2019
2Karjakin, Sergey2750Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/235E10Saint Louis2019
3Anand, Viswanathan2756Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27641/2-1/247C53Saint Louis2019
4Caruana, Fabiano2818Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/244E10Saint Louis2019
5Ding, Liren2805Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/260E00Saint Louis2019
6Anand, Viswanathan2756Giri, Anish27791/2-1/254B40Saint Louis2019
7Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2778Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/225C53Saint Louis2019
8Anand, Viswanathan2756So, Wesley27761/2-1/242C42Saint Louis2019
9Aronian, Levon2765Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/242C50Saint Louis2019
10Anand, Viswanathan2756Carlsen, Magnus28821/2-1/245B31Saint Louis2019
11Nepomniachtchi, Ian2774Anand, Viswanathan27560-178A21Saint Louis2019
12Nepomniachtchi, Ian2815Anand, Viswanathan27300-158C50Paris2019
13Anand, Viswanathan2730Giri, Anish27701/2-1/230B90Paris2019
14Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2948Anand, Viswanathan27301/2-1/234C77Paris2019
15Anand, Viswanathan2730Nakamura, Hikaru29021-084A00Paris2019
16Caruana, Fabiano2772Anand, Viswanathan27300-152C53Paris2019
17Anand, Viswanathan2730Grischuk, Alexander27331-035C50Paris2019
18Dubov, Daniil2642Anand, Viswanathan27301-070E10Paris2019
19Anand, Viswanathan2730Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27781/2-1/231C50Paris2019
20Duda, Jan Krzysztof2778Anand, Viswanathan27301/2-1/257C44Paris2019
21Anand, Viswanathan2730Nepomniachtchi, Ian28151/2-1/221B13Paris2019
22Giri, Anish2770Anand, Viswanathan27300-126C78Paris2019
23Anand, Viswanathan2730Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29480-137B53Paris2019
24Nakamura, Hikaru2902Anand, Viswanathan27301/2-1/231A05Paris2019
25Anand, Viswanathan2730Caruana, Fabiano27721-041B67Paris2019
26Grischuk, Alexander2733Anand, Viswanathan27301/2-1/229E10Paris2019
27Anand, Viswanathan2730Dubov, Daniil26420-124B06Paris2019
28Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2778Anand, Viswanathan27301-038A45Paris2019
29Anand, Viswanathan2730Duda, Jan Krzysztof27781-042B01Paris2019
30Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2812Anand, Viswanathan27351/2-1/222C80Paris2019
31Anand, Viswanathan2735Dubov, Daniil27711/2-1/259B31Paris2019
32Anand, Viswanathan2735Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28100-124B01Paris2019
33Duda, Jan Krzysztof2731Anand, Viswanathan27351/2-1/236A06Paris2019
34Anand, Viswanathan2735Nakamura, Hikaru28531/2-1/219C65Paris2019
35Grischuk, Alexander2744Anand, Viswanathan27351/2-1/249E10Paris2019
36Anand, Viswanathan2735Caruana, Fabiano28171/2-1/252B52Paris2019
37Giri, Anish2769Anand, Viswanathan27350-164E11Paris2019
38Anand, Viswanathan2735Nepomniachtchi, Ian27571-039B91Paris2019
39Nakamura, Hikaru2754Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/242E35Zagreb2019
40Anand, Viswanathan2767Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/246C67Zagreb2019
41Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2774Anand, Viswanathan27671-045E10Zagreb2019
42Anand, Viswanathan2767Caruana, Fabiano28191/2-1/254B52Zagreb2019
43Anand, Viswanathan2767Ding, Liren28051/2-1/227C88Zagreb2019
44Giri, Anish2779Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/259C81Zagreb2019
45Anand, Viswanathan2767Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27791/2-1/243B52Zagreb2019
46So, Wesley2754Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/227A20Zagreb2019
47Anand, Viswanathan2767Aronian, Levon27521/2-1/241C53Zagreb2019
48Carlsen, Magnus2875Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/278E10Zagreb2019
49Anand, Viswanathan2767Nepomniachtchi, Ian27750-132C55Zagreb2019
50Anand, Viswanathan2767Aronian, Levon27521/2-1/236C53The Stavanger region2019