Anand, Viswanathan Age 52

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#14 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2675 World #33 (active)
2758 World #13 (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 
1Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2610Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/293E10Warsaw2022
2Anand, Viswanathan2758Rapport, Richard26461/2-1/260B51Warsaw2022
3Caruana, Fabiano2744Anand, Viswanathan27581-045C42Warsaw2022
4Anand, Viswanathan2758So, Wesley28141-045C65Warsaw2022
5Anand, Viswanathan2758Aronian, Levon27731/2-1/246C67Warsaw2022
6Shevchenko, Kirill2624Anand, Viswanathan27580-150C42Warsaw2022
7Anand, Viswanathan2758Gavrilescu, David23670-126C11Warsaw2022
8Korobov, Anton2650Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/226A30Warsaw2022
9Anand, Viswanathan2758Duda, Jan Krzysztof27601-040C65Warsaw2022
10Rapport, Richard2785Anand, Viswanathan26751-036C42Warsaw2022
11Anand, Viswanathan2675Caruana, Fabiano27901/2-1/227C42Warsaw2022
12Gavrilescu, David2457Anand, Viswanathan26750-125C45Warsaw2022
13Anand, Viswanathan2675Duda, Jan Krzysztof28061/2-1/251C02Warsaw2022
14Aronian, Levon2751Anand, Viswanathan26750-124C24Warsaw2022
15Anand, Viswanathan2675Shevchenko, Kirill25731-038B33Warsaw2022
16Anand, Viswanathan2675Korobov, Anton26771-028C02Warsaw2022
17So, Wesley2770Anand, Viswanathan26750-130E48Warsaw2022
18Anand, Viswanathan2675Wojtaszek, Radoslaw26471-036C84Warsaw2022
19Anand, Viswanathan2825Asadli, Vugar23861/2-1/234B15Shamkir2021
20Caruana, Fabiano2803Anand, Viswanathan28251-069C65Shamkir2021
21Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2754Anand, Viswanathan28251/2-1/219E35Shamkir2021
22Anand, Viswanathan2825Karjakin, Sergey26571/2-1/2118B04Shamkir2021
23Navara, David2763Anand, Viswanathan28250-170A06Shamkir2021
24Anand, Viswanathan2825Rapport, Richard27541/2-1/251C10Shamkir2021
25Mamedov, Rauf2686Anand, Viswanathan28251/2-1/230C53Shamkir2021
26Asadli, Vugar2386Anand, Viswanathan28251/2-1/246B48Shamkir2021
27Anand, Viswanathan2825Caruana, Fabiano28030-132C72Shamkir2021
28Anand, Viswanathan2825Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27541/2-1/224C77Shamkir2021
29Karjakin, Sergey2657Anand, Viswanathan28251/2-1/267C65Shamkir2021
30Anand, Viswanathan2825Navara, David27631/2-1/230B51Shamkir2021
31Rapport, Richard2754Anand, Viswanathan28251-0103C44Shamkir2021
32Anand, Viswanathan2825Mamedov, Rauf26861/2-1/255C24Shamkir2021
33Anand, Viswanathan2748Asadli, Vugar23091/2-1/265B12Shamkir2021
34Asadli, Vugar2309Anand, Viswanathan27481-053C02Shamkir2021
35Caruana, Fabiano2770Anand, Viswanathan27481/2-1/228C67Shamkir2021
36Anand, Viswanathan2748Caruana, Fabiano27700-164C93Shamkir2021
37Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2767Anand, Viswanathan27510-131D38Shamkir2021
38Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2727Anand, Viswanathan27481/2-1/223A45Shamkir2021
39Anand, Viswanathan2748Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27271/2-1/240C77Shamkir2021
40Anand, Viswanathan2748Karjakin, Sergey27570-135C53Shamkir2021
41Karjakin, Sergey2757Anand, Viswanathan27481/2-1/217C65Shamkir2021
42Navara, David2706Anand, Viswanathan27481/2-1/247B47Shamkir2021
43Anand, Viswanathan2748Navara, David27060-1119B90Shamkir2021
44Anand, Viswanathan2748Rapport, Richard27501/2-1/289C18Shamkir2021
45Rapport, Richard2750Anand, Viswanathan27481-029C44Shamkir2021
46Anand, Viswanathan2751Mamedov, Rauf26560-134B31Shamkir2021
47Mamedov, Rauf2690Anand, Viswanathan27481-035C54Shamkir2021
48Anand, Viswanathan2748Mamedov, Rauf26901-049B75Shamkir2021
49Kantans, Toms2494Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/214C67Berlin2021
50Anand, Viswanathan2753Ponomariov, Ruslan26311/2-1/230C65Berlin2021