Anand, Viswanathan Age 48

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#11 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2758 World #15 (active)
2812 World #9 (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.

Please wait...

This chart shows data only for when the player was actually in the top 100. Every chart point has info that can be seen by placing your cursor on it. Click on the chart to compare the player with any other player who has ever been in the top 100.

Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1So, Wesley2856Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/235A05Paris2018
2Anand, Viswanathan2817Kramnik, Vladimir27931/2-1/237C67Paris2018
3Grischuk, Alexander2831Anand, Viswanathan28171-059A30Paris2018
4Anand, Viswanathan2817Karjakin, Sergey28161-031C84Paris2018
5Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2757Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/256E34Paris2018
6Anand, Viswanathan2817Aronian, Levon28091/2-1/229C67Paris2018
7Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2789Anand, Viswanathan27591/2-1/257C45Paris2018
8Anand, Viswanathan2817Nakamura, Hikaru28780-136A00Paris2018
9Anand, Viswanathan2817Caruana, Fabiano28181-052C84Paris2018
10Anand, Viswanathan2817So, Wesley28561/2-1/228C67Paris2018
11Kramnik, Vladimir2793Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/238B13Paris2018
12Anand, Viswanathan2817Grischuk, Alexander28311-041B90Paris2018
13Anand, Viswanathan2817Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27571/2-1/230B29Paris2018
14Aronian, Levon2809Anand, Viswanathan28171-042B13Paris2018
15Anand, Viswanathan2817Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28370-133B90Paris2018
16Nakamura, Hikaru2878Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/232A05Paris2018
17Caruana, Fabiano2818Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/243A30Paris2018
18So, Wesley2763Anand, Viswanathan28221/2-1/250A45Paris2018
19Anand, Viswanathan2822Nakamura, Hikaru28130-157A00Paris2018
20Grischuk, Alexander2783Anand, Viswanathan28221/2-1/253C65Paris2018
21Grischuk, Alexander2766Anand, Viswanathan27591/2-1/252C65Paris2018
22Anand, Viswanathan2822Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27771/2-1/258B90Paris2018
23Caruana, Fabiano2753Anand, Viswanathan28221/2-1/240C67Paris2018
24Anand, Viswanathan2822Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/238C65Paris2018
25Aronian, Levon2795Anand, Viswanathan28221/2-1/231C50Paris2018
26Anand, Viswanathan2822Kramnik, Vladimir27751-042C65Paris2018
27Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2766Anand, Viswanathan28221/2-1/257E10Paris2018
28Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2837Anand, Viswanathan28170-155B12Leuven2018
29Anand, Viswanathan2817Giri, Anish27991-036C70Leuven2018
30Grischuk, Alexander2831Anand, Viswanathan28171-044A30Leuven2018
31Anand, Viswanathan2817Nakamura, Hikaru28780-149A00Leuven2018
32Anand, Viswanathan2817Aronian, Levon28091/2-1/234C50Leuven2018
33Karjakin, Sergey2816Anand, Viswanathan28171-053C50Leuven2018
34Anand, Viswanathan2817So, Wesley28561/2-1/243C77Leuven2018
35Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2757Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/245E36Leuven2018
36Anand, Viswanathan2817Caruana, Fabiano28181-052C77Leuven2018
37Anand, Viswanathan2817Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28371-063B23Leuven2018
38Giri, Anish2799Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/249C67Leuven2018
39Anand, Viswanathan2817Grischuk, Alexander28311/2-1/271B52Leuven2018
40Nakamura, Hikaru2878Anand, Viswanathan28170-133A45Leuven2018
41Aronian, Levon2809Anand, Viswanathan28171-032C50Leuven2018
42Anand, Viswanathan2817Karjakin, Sergey28160-123C50Leuven2018
43So, Wesley2856Anand, Viswanathan28171/2-1/261A05Leuven2018
44Anand, Viswanathan2817Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27571/2-1/233B29Leuven2018
45Caruana, Fabiano2818Anand, Viswanathan28170-151E46Leuven2018
46Anand, Viswanathan2822So, Wesley27631/2-1/222C01Leuven2018
47Nakamura, Hikaru2813Anand, Viswanathan28221-074C65Leuven2018
48Anand, Viswanathan2822Grischuk, Alexander27830-141B91Leuven2018
49Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2777Anand, Viswanathan28221-051C67Leuven2018
50Anand, Viswanathan2822Caruana, Fabiano27531-057B42Leuven2018