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 #11 (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, Viswanathan2757Beerdsen, Thomas24821-068B48Germany2019
2Ragger, Markus2670Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/224E10Germany2019
3Anand, Viswanathan2791Ding, Liren28401/2-1/214C92Kolkata2019
4Carlsen, Magnus2828Anand, Viswanathan27911-051A46Kolkata2019
5Anand, Viswanathan2791Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/221C53Kolkata2019
6Giri, Anish2740Anand, Viswanathan27911-044A20Kolkata2019
7Anand, Viswanathan2791Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27440-144C65Kolkata2019
8So, Wesley2763Anand, Viswanathan27910-158B51Kolkata2019
9Harikrishna, Pentala2617Anand, Viswanathan27910-133D30Kolkata2019
10Anand, Viswanathan2791Aronian, Levon28181/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019
11Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Anand, Viswanathan27911-044A20Kolkata2019
12Ding, Liren2840Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/247E35Kolkata2019
13Anand, Viswanathan2791Carlsen, Magnus28280-157B01Kolkata2019
14Nakamura, Hikaru2871Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019
15Anand, Viswanathan2791Giri, Anish27401/2-1/223C65Kolkata2019
16Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2744Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/2106E11Kolkata2019
17Anand, Viswanathan2791So, Wesley27631-050C65Kolkata2019
18Anand, Viswanathan2791Harikrishna, Pentala26171/2-1/251C78Kolkata2019
19Aronian, Levon2818Anand, Viswanathan27910-161C53Kolkata2019
20Anand, Viswanathan2791Nepomniachtchi, Ian28300-158B53Kolkata2019
21Anand, Viswanathan2757Harikrishna, Pentala26671/2-1/267B40Kolkata2019
22Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2674Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/228E10Kolkata2019
23Carlsen, Magnus2849Anand, Viswanathan27571-039E21Kolkata2019
24Anand, Viswanathan2757Giri, Anish27050-152C55Kolkata2019
25Nakamura, Hikaru2812Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/244C65Kolkata2019
26Anand, Viswanathan2757Aronian, Levon27681-050C55Kolkata2019
27Nepomniachtchi, Ian2765Anand, Viswanathan27571-022A20Kolkata2019
28Anand, Viswanathan2757So, Wesley28021-072C84Kolkata2019
29Ding, Liren2832Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/225E00Kolkata2019
30Giri, Anish2740Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/222E10Bucharest2019
31Anand, Viswanathan2791So, Wesley27631/2-1/236C65Bucharest2019
32Artemiev, Vladislav2779Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/228A45Bucharest2019
33Anand, Viswanathan2791Karjakin, Sergey28291/2-1/215C67Bucharest2019
34Anand, Viswanathan2791Aronian, Levon28181/2-1/215C67Bucharest2019
35Le, Quang Liem2680Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/243C65Bucharest2019
36Anand, Viswanathan2791Korobov, Anton27711-033B90Bucharest2019
37Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2740Anand, Viswanathan27910-127E35Bucharest2019
38Anand, Viswanathan2791Caruana, Fabiano27741-062C16Bucharest2019
39Anand, Viswanathan2791Giri, Anish27401/2-1/231C55Bucharest2019
40So, Wesley2763Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/237A45Bucharest2019
41Anand, Viswanathan2791Artemiev, Vladislav27791-041B42Bucharest2019
42Karjakin, Sergey2829Anand, Viswanathan27911-044C65Bucharest2019
43Aronian, Levon2818Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/229C67Bucharest2019
44Anand, Viswanathan2791Le, Quang Liem26800-142B31Bucharest2019
45Korobov, Anton2771Anand, Viswanathan27910-173E54Bucharest2019
46Anand, Viswanathan2791Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27401-056C50Bucharest2019
47Caruana, Fabiano2774Anand, Viswanathan27911-055C65Bucharest2019
48Anand, Viswanathan2757Le, Quang Liem27460-149B31Bucharest2019
49Karjakin, Sergey2756Anand, Viswanathan27571-070C53Bucharest2019
50Anand, Viswanathan2757Caruana, Fabiano27911-034C55Bucharest2019