Anand, Viswanathan Age 49

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#9 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2735 World #25 (active)
2730 World #24 (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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Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Nakamura, Hikaru2754Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/242E35Zagreb2019
2Anand, Viswanathan2767Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/246C67Zagreb2019
3Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2774Anand, Viswanathan27671-045E10Zagreb2019
4Anand, Viswanathan2767Caruana, Fabiano28191/2-1/254B52Zagreb2019
5Anand, Viswanathan2767Ding, Liren28051/2-1/227C88Zagreb2019
6Giri, Anish2779Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/259C81Zagreb2019
7Anand, Viswanathan2767Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27791/2-1/243B52Zagreb2019
8So, Wesley2754Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/227A20Zagreb2019
9Anand, Viswanathan2767Aronian, Levon27521/2-1/241C53Zagreb2019
10Carlsen, Magnus2875Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/278E10Zagreb2019
11Anand, Viswanathan2767Nepomniachtchi, Ian27750-132C55Zagreb2019
12Anand, Viswanathan2767Aronian, Levon27521/2-1/236C53The Stavanger region2019
13Grischuk, Alexander2775Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/231C80The Stavanger region2019
14Caruana, Fabiano2819Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/268C80The Stavanger region2019
15Anand, Viswanathan2767Yu, Yangyi27381/2-1/231C42The Stavanger region2019
16So, Wesley2754Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/246C78The Stavanger region2019
17Anand, Viswanathan2767Ding, Liren28051/2-1/2107C55The Stavanger region2019
18Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2779Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/232C78The Stavanger region2019
19Anand, Viswanathan2767Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27740-134B31The Stavanger region2019
20Carlsen, Magnus2875Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/258E10The Stavanger region2019
21Ding, Liren2773Anand, Viswanathan27471/2-1/252A07The Stavanger region2019
22Anand, Viswanathan2747Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27571/2-1/296B13The Stavanger region2019
23Aronian, Levon2827Anand, Viswanathan27471/2-1/230C67The Stavanger region2019
24Anand, Viswanathan2747So, Wesley27591/2-1/226C17The Stavanger region2019
25Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2921Anand, Viswanathan27471/2-1/260C67The Stavanger region2019
26Anand, Viswanathan2747Carlsen, Magnus29230-143B06The Stavanger region2019
27Caruana, Fabiano2804Anand, Viswanathan27471-040A20The Stavanger region2019
28Anand, Viswanathan2747Yu, Yangyi27050-142A06The Stavanger region2019
29Grischuk, Alexander2750Anand, Viswanathan27471/2-1/221B18The Stavanger region2019
30Anand, Viswanathan2733Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/230C67Lindores2019
31Ding, Liren2760Anand, Viswanathan27330-155A20Lindores2019
32Anand, Viswanathan2733Carlsen, Magnus28691/2-1/240B08Lindores2019
33Carlsen, Magnus2869Anand, Viswanathan27331-031E48Lindores2019
34Anand, Viswanathan2733Ding, Liren27601/2-1/240C84Lindores2019
35Karjakin, Sergey2781Anand, Viswanathan27331-066E10Lindores2019
36Anand, Viswanathan2774Svidler, Peter27351/2-1/237C84Karlsruhe2019
37Aronian, Levon2763Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/233C65Karlsruhe2019
38Anand, Viswanathan2774Meier, Georg26280-136C10Karlsruhe2019
39Naiditsch, Arkadij2695Anand, Viswanathan27741-030C48Karlsruhe2019
40Anand, Viswanathan2774Caruana, Fabiano28191/2-1/240C67Karlsruhe2019
41Vallejo Pons, Francisco2693Anand, Viswanathan27740-147B11Karlsruhe2019
42Carlsen, Magnus2845Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/263A20Karlsruhe2019
43Anand, Viswanathan2774Keymer, Vincent25161-043B90Karlsruhe2019
44Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2773Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/220B12Karlsruhe2019
45Anand, Viswanathan2779Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/231C50Shamkir2019
46Radjabov, Teimour2756Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/233E10Shamkir2019
47Anand, Viswanathan2774Grischuk, Alexander27711/2-1/232C65Shamkir2019
48Karjakin, Sergey2753Anand, Viswanathan27791-052E10Shamkir2019
49Anand, Viswanathan2779Giri, Anish27971-039C65Shamkir2019
50Ding, Liren2809Anand, Viswanathan27741/2-1/234E10Shamkir2019