Anand, Viswanathan Age 52

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#12 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2731 World #15 (active)
2734 World #17 (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 
1Tari, Aryan2654Anand, Viswanathan27511/2-1/222C83The Stavanger region2022
2Anand, Viswanathan2751Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27700-122C42The Stavanger region2022
3Anand, Viswanathan2751Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27700-122C42The Stavanger region2022
4Anand, Viswanathan2751Radjabov, Teimour27531/2-1/242C53The Stavanger region2022
5Giri, Anish2761Anand, Viswanathan27511/2-1/235A30The Stavanger region2022
6Anand, Viswanathan2751Carlsen, Magnus28641/2-1/240C55The Stavanger region2022
7So, Wesley2766Anand, Viswanathan27511/2-1/228A34The Stavanger region2022
8Anand, Viswanathan2751Wang, Hao27441/2-1/239B33The Stavanger region2022
9Topalov, Veselin2730Anand, Viswanathan27510-137D20The Stavanger region2022
10Anand, Viswanathan2751Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27501-040B52The Stavanger region2022
11Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2813Anand, Viswanathan27581-035C54The Stavanger region2022
12Anand, Viswanathan2758Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27781/2-1/267C80The Stavanger region2022
13Anand, Viswanathan2758Carlsen, Magnus28321-043B06The Stavanger region2022
14Wang, Hao2712Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/240C67The Stavanger region2022
15Anand, Viswanathan2758Giri, Anish27660-142B90The Stavanger region2022
16Radjabov, Teimour2705Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/235E10The Stavanger region2022
17Anand, Viswanathan2758Topalov, Veselin26671-041B67The Stavanger region2022
18So, Wesley2814Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/241C53The Stavanger region2022
19Anand, Viswanathan2758Tari, Aryan25671-037A05The Stavanger region2022
20Anand, Viswanathan2758Wojtaszek, Radoslaw26101-060B50Warsaw2022
21Rapport, Richard2646Anand, Viswanathan27580-154C44Warsaw2022
22Anand, Viswanathan2758Caruana, Fabiano27441/2-1/276B52Warsaw2022
23So, Wesley2814Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/226E04Warsaw2022
24Aronian, Levon2773Anand, Viswanathan27581-037C49Warsaw2022
25Anand, Viswanathan2758Shevchenko, Kirill26241-047B50Warsaw2022
26Gavrilescu, David2367Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/249C45Warsaw2022
27Anand, Viswanathan2758Korobov, Anton26500-126B30Warsaw2022
28Duda, Jan Krzysztof2760Anand, Viswanathan27581-034C43Warsaw2022
29Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2610Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/293E10Warsaw2022
30Anand, Viswanathan2758Rapport, Richard26461/2-1/260B51Warsaw2022
31Caruana, Fabiano2744Anand, Viswanathan27581-045C42Warsaw2022
32Anand, Viswanathan2758So, Wesley28141-045C65Warsaw2022
33Anand, Viswanathan2758Aronian, Levon27731/2-1/246C67Warsaw2022
34Shevchenko, Kirill2624Anand, Viswanathan27580-150C42Warsaw2022
35Anand, Viswanathan2758Gavrilescu, David23670-126C11Warsaw2022
36Korobov, Anton2650Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/226A30Warsaw2022
37Anand, Viswanathan2758Duda, Jan Krzysztof27601-040C65Warsaw2022
38Rapport, Richard2785Anand, Viswanathan26751-036C42Warsaw2022
39Anand, Viswanathan2675Caruana, Fabiano27901/2-1/227C42Warsaw2022
40Gavrilescu, David2457Anand, Viswanathan26750-125C45Warsaw2022
41Anand, Viswanathan2675Duda, Jan Krzysztof28061/2-1/251C02Warsaw2022
42Aronian, Levon2751Anand, Viswanathan26750-124C24Warsaw2022
43Anand, Viswanathan2675Shevchenko, Kirill25731-038B33Warsaw2022
44Anand, Viswanathan2675Korobov, Anton26771-028C02Warsaw2022
45So, Wesley2770Anand, Viswanathan26750-130E48Warsaw2022
46Anand, Viswanathan2675Wojtaszek, Radoslaw26471-036C84Warsaw2022
47Anand, Viswanathan2825Asadli, Vugar23861/2-1/234B15Shamkir2021
48Caruana, Fabiano2803Anand, Viswanathan28251-069C65Shamkir2021
49Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2754Anand, Viswanathan28251/2-1/219E35Shamkir2021
50Anand, Viswanathan2825Karjakin, Sergey26571/2-1/2118B04Shamkir2021