Anand, Viswanathan Age 50

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#15 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2751 World #17 (active)
2785 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.

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2778Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
2Anand, Viswanathan2753Radjabov, INT2020
3Nakamura, Hikaru2736Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
4Anand, Viswanathan2753Nepomniachtchi, INT2020
5Ding, Liren2791Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
6Anand, Viswanathan2753Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27781/2-1/ INT2020
7Radjabov, Teimour2765Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
8Anand, Viswanathan2753Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
9Fressinet, Laurent2633Anand, Viswanathan27551/2-1/224A46Germany2020
10Duda, Jan Krzysztof2758Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/223A18Wijk aan Zee2020
11Anand, Viswanathan2758Kovalev, Vladislav26601/2-1/220C61Wijk aan Zee2020
12Firouzja, Alireza2723Anand, Viswanathan27580-147E20Wijk aan Zee2020
13Anand, Viswanathan2758Vitiugov, Nikita27471/2-1/230C53Wijk aan Zee2020
14Anand, Viswanathan2758Dubov, Daniil26831/2-1/219B31Wijk aan Zee2020
15Caruana, Fabiano2822Anand, Viswanathan27581-061E10Wijk aan Zee2020
16Anand, Viswanathan2758Carlsen, Magnus28721/2-1/254B31Wijk aan Zee2020
17Van Foreest, Jorden2644Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/234C48Wijk aan Zee2020
18Anand, Viswanathan2758Xiong, Jeffery27121-043C16Wijk aan Zee2020
19Yu, Yangyi2726Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/232E21Wijk aan Zee2020
20Anand, Viswanathan2758Giri, Anish27681/2-1/221C65Wijk aan Zee2020
21So, Wesley2765Anand, Viswanathan27581-026C53Wijk aan Zee2020
22Anand, Viswanathan2758Artemiev, Vladislav27311/2-1/231B12Wijk aan Zee2020
23Anand, Viswanathan2757Beerdsen, Thomas24821-068B48Germany2019
24Ragger, Markus2670Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/224E10Germany2019
25Anand, Viswanathan2791Ding, Liren28401/2-1/214C92Kolkata2019
26Carlsen, Magnus2828Anand, Viswanathan27911-051A46Kolkata2019
27Anand, Viswanathan2791Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/221C53Kolkata2019
28Giri, Anish2740Anand, Viswanathan27911-044A20Kolkata2019
29Anand, Viswanathan2791Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27440-144C65Kolkata2019
30So, Wesley2763Anand, Viswanathan27910-158B51Kolkata2019
31Harikrishna, Pentala2617Anand, Viswanathan27910-133D30Kolkata2019
32Anand, Viswanathan2791Aronian, Levon28181/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019
33Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Anand, Viswanathan27911-044A20Kolkata2019
34Ding, Liren2840Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/247E35Kolkata2019
35Anand, Viswanathan2791Carlsen, Magnus28280-157B01Kolkata2019
36Nakamura, Hikaru2871Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019
37Anand, Viswanathan2791Giri, Anish27401/2-1/223C65Kolkata2019
38Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2744Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/2106E11Kolkata2019
39Anand, Viswanathan2791So, Wesley27631-050C65Kolkata2019
40Anand, Viswanathan2791Harikrishna, Pentala26171/2-1/251C78Kolkata2019
41Aronian, Levon2818Anand, Viswanathan27910-161C53Kolkata2019
42Anand, Viswanathan2791Nepomniachtchi, Ian28300-158B53Kolkata2019
43Anand, Viswanathan2757Harikrishna, Pentala26671/2-1/267B40Kolkata2019
44Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2674Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/228E10Kolkata2019
45Carlsen, Magnus2849Anand, Viswanathan27571-039E21Kolkata2019
46Anand, Viswanathan2757Giri, Anish27050-152C55Kolkata2019
47Nakamura, Hikaru2812Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/244C65Kolkata2019
48Anand, Viswanathan2757Aronian, Levon27681-050C55Kolkata2019
49Nepomniachtchi, Ian2765Anand, Viswanathan27571-022A20Kolkata2019
50Anand, Viswanathan2757So, Wesley28021-072C84Kolkata2019