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 #10 (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 
1Fressinet, Laurent2633Anand, Viswanathan27551/2-1/224A46Germany2020
2Duda, Jan Krzysztof2758Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/223A18Wijk aan Zee2020
3Anand, Viswanathan2758Kovalev, Vladislav26601/2-1/220C61Wijk aan Zee2020
4Firouzja, Alireza2723Anand, Viswanathan27580-147E20Wijk aan Zee2020
5Anand, Viswanathan2758Vitiugov, Nikita27471/2-1/230C53Wijk aan Zee2020
6Anand, Viswanathan2758Dubov, Daniil26831/2-1/219B31Wijk aan Zee2020
7Caruana, Fabiano2822Anand, Viswanathan27581-061E10Wijk aan Zee2020
8Anand, Viswanathan2758Carlsen, Magnus28721/2-1/254B31Wijk aan Zee2020
9Van Foreest, Jorden2644Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/234C48Wijk aan Zee2020
10Anand, Viswanathan2758Xiong, Jeffery27121-043C16Wijk aan Zee2020
11Yu, Yangyi2726Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/232E21Wijk aan Zee2020
12Anand, Viswanathan2758Giri, Anish27681/2-1/221C65Wijk aan Zee2020
13So, Wesley2765Anand, Viswanathan27581-026C53Wijk aan Zee2020
14Anand, Viswanathan2758Artemiev, Vladislav27311/2-1/231B12Wijk aan Zee2020
15Anand, Viswanathan2757Beerdsen, Thomas24821-068B48Germany2019
16Ragger, Markus2670Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/224E10Germany2019
17Anand, Viswanathan2791Ding, Liren28401/2-1/214C92Kolkata2019
18Carlsen, Magnus2828Anand, Viswanathan27911-051A46Kolkata2019
19Anand, Viswanathan2791Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/221C53Kolkata2019
20Giri, Anish2740Anand, Viswanathan27911-044A20Kolkata2019
21Anand, Viswanathan2791Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27440-144C65Kolkata2019
22So, Wesley2763Anand, Viswanathan27910-158B51Kolkata2019
23Harikrishna, Pentala2617Anand, Viswanathan27910-133D30Kolkata2019
24Anand, Viswanathan2791Aronian, Levon28181/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019
25Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Anand, Viswanathan27911-044A20Kolkata2019
26Ding, Liren2840Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/247E35Kolkata2019
27Anand, Viswanathan2791Carlsen, Magnus28280-157B01Kolkata2019
28Nakamura, Hikaru2871Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019
29Anand, Viswanathan2791Giri, Anish27401/2-1/223C65Kolkata2019
30Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2744Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/2106E11Kolkata2019
31Anand, Viswanathan2791So, Wesley27631-050C65Kolkata2019
32Anand, Viswanathan2791Harikrishna, Pentala26171/2-1/251C78Kolkata2019
33Aronian, Levon2818Anand, Viswanathan27910-161C53Kolkata2019
34Anand, Viswanathan2791Nepomniachtchi, Ian28300-158B53Kolkata2019
35Anand, Viswanathan2757Harikrishna, Pentala26671/2-1/267B40Kolkata2019
36Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2674Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/228E10Kolkata2019
37Carlsen, Magnus2849Anand, Viswanathan27571-039E21Kolkata2019
38Anand, Viswanathan2757Giri, Anish27050-152C55Kolkata2019
39Nakamura, Hikaru2812Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/244C65Kolkata2019
40Anand, Viswanathan2757Aronian, Levon27681-050C55Kolkata2019
41Nepomniachtchi, Ian2765Anand, Viswanathan27571-022A20Kolkata2019
42Anand, Viswanathan2757So, Wesley28021-072C84Kolkata2019
43Ding, Liren2832Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/225E00Kolkata2019
44Giri, Anish2740Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/222E10Bucharest2019
45Anand, Viswanathan2791So, Wesley27631/2-1/236C65Bucharest2019
46Artemiev, Vladislav2779Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/228A45Bucharest2019
47Anand, Viswanathan2791Karjakin, Sergey28291/2-1/215C67Bucharest2019
48Anand, Viswanathan2791Aronian, Levon28181/2-1/215C67Bucharest2019
49Le, Quang Liem2680Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/243C65Bucharest2019
50Anand, Viswanathan2791Korobov, Anton27711-033B90Bucharest2019