Anand, Viswanathan Age 48

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#10 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2737 World #24 (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 
1Anand, Viswanathan2768Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28011/2-1/259C80Saint Louis2018
2Caruana, Fabiano2822Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/239E10Saint Louis2018
3Anand, Viswanathan2768Grischuk, Alexander27661/2-1/232C50Saint Louis2018
4So, Wesley2780Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/260E10Saint Louis2018
5So, Wesley2780Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/266D37Saint Louis2018
6Aronian, Levon2767Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/236E10Saint Louis2018
7Anand, Viswanathan2768Carlsen, Magnus28421/2-1/254B31Saint Louis2018
8Karjakin, Sergey2773Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/237C80Saint Louis2018
9Anand, Viswanathan2768Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27791/2-1/237B96Saint Louis2018
10Anand, Viswanathan2768Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27791/2-1/237B96Saint Louis2018
11Nakamura, Hikaru2777Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/229E10Saint Louis2018
12Anand, Viswanathan2812Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27951/2-1/245B13Saint Louis2018
13Aronian, Levon2871Anand, Viswanathan28121-028C42Saint Louis2018
14Anand, Viswanathan2812Dominguez Perez, Leinier26871/2-1/237C65Saint Louis2018
15Grischuk, Alexander2831Anand, Viswanathan28121/2-1/222A17Saint Louis2018
16Caruana, Fabiano2709Anand, Viswanathan28121-054A18Saint Louis2018
17Anand, Viswanathan2812Nakamura, Hikaru29131/2-1/233C67Saint Louis2018
18So, Wesley2800Anand, Viswanathan28120-141E20Saint Louis2018
19Anand, Viswanathan2812Karjakin, Sergey28981/2-1/241B90Saint Louis2018
20Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2878Anand, Viswanathan28121/2-1/227C42Saint Louis2018
21Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2779Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/227C42Saint Louis2018
22Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2795Anand, Viswanathan28121-020A06Saint Louis2018
23Anand, Viswanathan2812Aronian, Levon28711/2-1/231C67Saint Louis2018
24Dominguez Perez, Leinier2687Anand, Viswanathan28121/2-1/222E04Saint Louis2018
25Anand, Viswanathan2812Grischuk, Alexander28311-033B90Saint Louis2018
26Anand, Viswanathan2812Caruana, Fabiano27091/2-1/225C42Saint Louis2018
27Nakamura, Hikaru2913Anand, Viswanathan28121/2-1/260A06Saint Louis2018
28Anand, Viswanathan2812So, Wesley28001/2-1/258B51Saint Louis2018
29Karjakin, Sergey2898Anand, Viswanathan28121-047C53Saint Louis2018
30Anand, Viswanathan2812Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28780-151A48Saint Louis2018
31Anand, Viswanathan2768Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27790-151A48Saint Louis2018
32Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2754Anand, Viswanathan27581-038A20Saint Louis2018
33Anand, Viswanathan2758Caruana, Fabiano27381/2-1/248C42Saint Louis2018
34Grischuk, Alexander2751Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/240E10Saint Louis2018
35Anand, Viswanathan2758So, Wesley28520-145C50Saint Louis2018
36Anand, Viswanathan2758Aronian, Levon28060-139C67Saint Louis2018
37Dominguez Perez, Leinier2826Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/237E04Saint Louis2018
38Anand, Viswanathan2758Karjakin, Sergey27931/2-1/229C65Saint Louis2018
39Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2798Anand, Viswanathan27581-057C67Saint Louis2018
40Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2779Anand, Viswanathan27681-057C67Saint Louis2018
41Anand, Viswanathan2758Nakamura, Hikaru28241-035C65Saint Louis2018
42So, Wesley2856Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/235A05Paris2018
43Anand, Viswanathan2817Kramnik, Vladimir27931/2-1/237C67Paris2018
44Grischuk, Alexander2831Anand, Viswanathan28171-059A30Paris2018
45Anand, Viswanathan2817Karjakin, Sergey28161-031C84Paris2018
46Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2757Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/256E34Paris2018
47Anand, Viswanathan2817Aronian, Levon28091/2-1/229C67Paris2018
48Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2789Anand, Viswanathan27591/2-1/257C45Paris2018
49Anand, Viswanathan2817Nakamura, Hikaru28780-136A00Paris2018
50Anand, Viswanathan2817Caruana, Fabiano28181-052C84Paris2018