Anand, Viswanathan Age 49

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#8 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2733 World #23 (active)
2747 World #21 (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 
1Carlsen, Magnus2835Anand, Viswanathan27731-076C77Wijk aan Zee2019
2Rapport, Richard2731Anand, Viswanathan27731/2-1/242A46Wijk aan Zee2019
3Anand, Viswanathan2773Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28171-029B12Wijk aan Zee2019
4Kramnik, Vladimir2777Anand, Viswanathan27730-157C50Wijk aan Zee2019
5Anand, Viswanathan2773Nepomniachtchi, Ian27631/2-1/222B96Wijk aan Zee2019
6Giri, Anish2783Anand, Viswanathan27731/2-1/222C53Wijk aan Zee2019
7Anand, Viswanathan2773Radjabov, Teimour27571/2-1/230C67Wijk aan Zee2019
8Shankland, Samuel L2725Anand, Viswanathan27731/2-1/235E10Wijk aan Zee2019
9Anand, Viswanathan2773Fedoseev, Vladimir27241/2-1/234C42Wijk aan Zee2019
10Van Foreest, Jorden2612Anand, Viswanathan27730-128B13Wijk aan Zee2019
11Anand, Viswanathan2832Kamsky, Gata26570-127A00Saint Petersburg2018
12Amin, Bassem2659Anand, Viswanathan28321/2-1/230A07Saint Petersburg2018
13Anand, Viswanathan2832Salem, A.R. Saleh26451-069B50Saint Petersburg2018
14Anand, Viswanathan2832Yudin, Sergei25331-045B07Saint Petersburg2018
15Kovalenko, Igor2693Anand, Viswanathan28321-036A46Saint Petersburg2018
16Popov, Valerij2574Anand, Viswanathan28320-155A20Saint Petersburg2018
17Anand, Viswanathan2832Grachev, Boris25711-042B46Saint Petersburg2018
18Najer, Evgeniy2573Anand, Viswanathan28321-060C50Saint Petersburg2018
19Anand, Viswanathan2832Tsydypov, Zhamsaran25730-128B90Saint Petersburg2018
20Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan2582Anand, Viswanathan28321/2-1/236D13Saint Petersburg2018
21Anand, Viswanathan2832Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian26351-037C11Saint Petersburg2018
22Smirin, Ilia2582Anand, Viswanathan28321-025B93Saint Petersburg2018
23Anand, Viswanathan2832Alekseev, Evgeny26341-021B42Saint Petersburg2018
24Korobov, Anton2677Anand, Viswanathan28321-020E10Saint Petersburg2018
25Anand, Viswanathan2832Zhigalko, Sergei26931/2-1/240B30Saint Petersburg2018
26Postny, Evgeny2657Anand, Viswanathan28321/2-1/227E04Saint Petersburg2018
27Anand, Viswanathan2832Maghsoodloo, Parham26421-031B05Saint Petersburg2018
28Cheparinov, Ivan2618Anand, Viswanathan28321/2-1/2130A04Saint Petersburg2018
29Anand, Viswanathan2832Hovhannisyan, Robert25881-0141C50Saint Petersburg2018
30Tomashevsky, Evgeny2602Anand, Viswanathan28321/2-1/230A30Saint Petersburg2018
31Anand, Viswanathan2832Kovalev, Vladislav25531-047C50Saint Petersburg2018
32Anand, Viswanathan2723Fridman, Daniel26771/2-1/238A13Saint Petersburg2018
33Svidler, Peter2753Anand, Viswanathan27231/2-1/29C67Saint Petersburg2018
34Anand, Viswanathan2723Korobov, Anton27401/2-1/241B90Saint Petersburg2018
35Carlsen, Magnus2903Anand, Viswanathan27231/2-1/244A30Saint Petersburg2018
36Anton Guijarro, David2708Anand, Viswanathan27231/2-1/224C53Saint Petersburg2018
37Anand, Viswanathan2723Potkin, Vladimir26351-041C65Saint Petersburg2018
38Anand, Viswanathan2723Mchedlishvili, Mikheil26371-042B12Saint Petersburg2018
39Saric, Ivan2661Anand, Viswanathan27231-043C80Saint Petersburg2018
40Anand, Viswanathan2723Firouzja, Alireza24121/2-1/262B66Saint Petersburg2018
41Khanin, Semen2594Anand, Viswanathan27230-131C50Saint Petersburg2018
42Anand, Viswanathan2723Sakaev, Konstantin26211/2-1/231B90Saint Petersburg2018
43Timofeev, Artyom2668Anand, Viswanathan27231/2-1/271A20Saint Petersburg2018
44Anand, Viswanathan2723Levin, Evgeny A.25631-041C11Saint Petersburg2018
45Demidov, Mikhail2586Anand, Viswanathan27231/2-1/224A46Saint Petersburg2018
46Anand, Viswanathan2723Baron, Tal25251-032B31Saint Petersburg2018
47Nakamura, Hikaru2893Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/272A06Kolkata2018
48Anand, Viswanathan2786Nakamura, Hikaru28931-055C50Kolkata2018
49Aronian, Levon2854Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/239C53Kolkata2018
50Anand, Viswanathan2773Harikrishna, Pentala27291-033C95Kolkata2018