Anand, Viswanathan Age 49

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#7 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2733 World #27 (active)
2747 World #19 (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 
1Anand, Viswanathan2774Svidler, Peter27351/2-1/237C84Karlsruhe2019
2Aronian, Levon2763Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/233C65Karlsruhe2019
3Anand, Viswanathan2774Meier, Georg26280-136C10Karlsruhe2019
4Naiditsch, Arkadij2695Anand, Viswanathan27741-030C48Karlsruhe2019
5Anand, Viswanathan2774Caruana, Fabiano28191/2-1/240C67Karlsruhe2019
6Vallejo Pons, Francisco2693Anand, Viswanathan27740-147B11Karlsruhe2019
7Carlsen, Magnus2845Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/263A20Karlsruhe2019
8Anand, Viswanathan2774Keymer, Vincent25161-043B90Karlsruhe2019
9Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2773Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/220B12Karlsruhe2019
10Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/231C50Shamkir2019
11Radjabov, Teimour2756Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/233E10Shamkir2019
12Anand, Viswanathan2774Grischuk, Alexander27711/2-1/232C65Shamkir2019
13Karjakin, Sergey2753Anand, Viswanathan27791-052E10Shamkir2019
14Anand, Viswanathan2779Giri, Anish27971-039C65Shamkir2019
15Ding, Liren2809Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/234E10Shamkir2019
16Anand, Viswanathan2774Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27931-063C50Shamkir2019
17Carlsen, Magnus2845Anand, Viswanathan27791-043E10Shamkir2019
18Anand, Viswanathan2779Navara, David27391/2-1/241B90Shamkir2019
19Korobov, Anton2686Anand, Viswanathan27791-027E10Germany2019
20Anand, Viswanathan2779Cheparinov, Ivan26831/2-1/241C65Germany2019
21Bluebaum, Matthias2616Anand, Viswanathan27790-155E04Germany2019
22Anand, Viswanathan2773Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi26951/2-1/230C42Wijk aan Zee2019
23Ding, Liren2813Anand, Viswanathan27731/2-1/241C50Wijk aan Zee2019
24Anand, Viswanathan2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27381/2-1/231C42Wijk aan Zee2019
25Carlsen, Magnus2835Anand, Viswanathan27731-076C77Wijk aan Zee2019
26Rapport, Richard2731Anand, Viswanathan27731/2-1/242A46Wijk aan Zee2019
27Anand, Viswanathan2773Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28171-029B12Wijk aan Zee2019
28Kramnik, Vladimir2777Anand, Viswanathan27730-157C50Wijk aan Zee2019
29Anand, Viswanathan2773Nepomniachtchi, Ian27631/2-1/222B96Wijk aan Zee2019
30Giri, Anish2783Anand, Viswanathan27731/2-1/222C53Wijk aan Zee2019
31Anand, Viswanathan2773Radjabov, Teimour27571/2-1/230C67Wijk aan Zee2019
32Shankland, Samuel L2725Anand, Viswanathan27731/2-1/235E10Wijk aan Zee2019
33Anand, Viswanathan2773Fedoseev, Vladimir27241/2-1/234C42Wijk aan Zee2019
34Van Foreest, Jorden2612Anand, Viswanathan27730-128B13Wijk aan Zee2019
35Anand, Viswanathan2832Kamsky, Gata26570-127A00Saint Petersburg2018
36Amin, Bassem2659Anand, Viswanathan28321/2-1/230A07Saint Petersburg2018
37Anand, Viswanathan2832Salem, A.R. Saleh26451-069B50Saint Petersburg2018
38Anand, Viswanathan2832Yudin, Sergei25331-045B07Saint Petersburg2018
39Kovalenko, Igor2693Anand, Viswanathan28321-036A46Saint Petersburg2018
40Popov, Valerij2574Anand, Viswanathan28320-155A20Saint Petersburg2018
41Anand, Viswanathan2832Grachev, Boris25711-042B46Saint Petersburg2018
42Najer, Evgeniy2573Anand, Viswanathan28321-060C50Saint Petersburg2018
43Anand, Viswanathan2832Tsydypov, Zhamsaran25730-128B90Saint Petersburg2018
44Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan2582Anand, Viswanathan28321/2-1/236D13Saint Petersburg2018
45Anand, Viswanathan2832Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian26351-037C11Saint Petersburg2018
46Smirin, Ilia2582Anand, Viswanathan28321-025B93Saint Petersburg2018
47Anand, Viswanathan2832Alekseev, Evgeny26341-021B42Saint Petersburg2018
48Korobov, Anton2677Anand, Viswanathan28321-020E10Saint Petersburg2018
49Anand, Viswanathan2832Zhigalko, Sergei26931/2-1/240B30Saint Petersburg2018
50Postny, Evgeny2657Anand, Viswanathan28321/2-1/227E04Saint Petersburg2018