Anand, Viswanathan Age 48

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#8 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2737 World #26 (active)
2786 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 
1Nakamura, Hikaru2893Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/272A06Kolkata2018
2Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru28931-055C50Kolkata2018
3Aronian, Levon2854Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/239C53Kolkata2018
4Anand, Viswanathan2773Harikrishna, Pentala27291-033C95Khanty-Mansiysk2018
5Nakamura, Hikaru2893Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/232C69Kolkata2018
6Anand, Viswanathan2786Praggnanandhaa R23661-064C78Kolkata2018
7Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2727Anand, Viswanathan27860-125A07Kolkata2018
8Anand, Viswanathan2786Ganguly, Surya Shekhar25471-055A13Kolkata2018
9Anand, Viswanathan2786Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/253B19Kolkata2018
10Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2808Anand, Viswanathan27860-146A30Kolkata2018
11Anand, Viswanathan2786So, Wesley27711-043B51Kolkata2018
12Anand, Viswanathan2786Aronian, Levon28540-138C84Kolkata2018
13Harikrishna, Pentala2706Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/265C80Kolkata2018
14Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru28931/2-1/232C67Kolkata2018
15Praggnanandhaa R2366Anand, Viswanathan27860-149B90Kolkata2018
16Anand, Viswanathan2786Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27271-049C50Kolkata2018
17Ganguly, Surya Shekhar2547Anand, Viswanathan27860-136C84Kolkata2018
18Karjakin, Sergey2836Anand, Viswanathan27861-043C65Kolkata2018
19Anand, Viswanathan2786Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28081/2-1/236C77Kolkata2018
20So, Wesley2771Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/240C80Kolkata2018
21Anand, Viswanathan2737Ganguly, Surya Shekhar26080-137B13Kolkata2018
22Nihal Sarin2127Anand, Viswanathan27371/2-1/252E04Kolkata2018
23Anand, Viswanathan2737Nakamura, Hikaru28441/2-1/228C67Kolkata2018
24Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2794Anand, Viswanathan27371/2-1/249E10Kolkata2018
25Anand, Viswanathan2737Harikrishna, Pentala27431/2-1/238C50Kolkata2018
26Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2660Anand, Viswanathan27371/2-1/229A06Kolkata2018
27Anand, Viswanathan2737Aronian, Levon28021/2-1/238C67Kolkata2018
28Karjakin, Sergey2792Anand, Viswanathan27371/2-1/231C50Kolkata2018
29Anand, Viswanathan2737So, Wesley28081/2-1/2145C53Kolkata2018
30Wang, Hao2722Anand, Viswanathan27711/2-1/259E10Douglas2018
31Anand, Viswanathan2771Artemiev, Vladislav27061/2-1/232B84Douglas2018
32Sethuraman, SP.2673Anand, Viswanathan27711/2-1/230A05Douglas2018
33Anand, Viswanathan2771Fridman, Daniel26001-072C42Douglas2018
34Anand, Viswanathan2771Shyam, Sundar M.25051-037C63Douglas2018
35Svane, Rasmus2595Anand, Viswanathan27711/2-1/223E00Douglas2018
36Svane, Rasmus2595Anand, Viswanathan27711/2-1/224E00Douglas2018
37Anand, Viswanathan2771Hess, Robert25741/2-1/278C16Douglas2018
38Sadhwani, Raunak2438Anand, Viswanathan27710-174C70Douglas2018
39Anand, Viswanathan2771Duda, Jan Krzysztof27391/2-1/225C42Batumi2018
40Anand, Viswanathan2771Aronian, Levon27801/2-1/231C53Batumi2018
41Navara, David2740Anand, Viswanathan27711/2-1/230A30Batumi2018
42Anand, Viswanathan2771Amin, Bassem26861/2-1/235C95Batumi2018
43Nepomniachtchi, Ian2768Anand, Viswanathan27711/2-1/243A18Batumi2018
44Anand, Viswanathan2771Delgado Ramirez, Neuris26191-026B30Batumi2018
45Caruana, Fabiano2827Anand, Viswanathan27711-026E03Batumi2018
46Hansen, Eric2629Anand, Viswanathan27710-133C60Batumi2018
47Anand, Viswanathan2771Ragger, Markus26861-047C53Batumi2018
48Anand, Viswanathan2768Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28011/2-1/259C80Saint Louis2018
49Caruana, Fabiano2822Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/239E10Saint Louis2018
50Anand, Viswanathan2768Grischuk, Alexander27661/2-1/232C50Saint Louis2018