Anand, Viswanathan Age 51

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2748 World #16 (active)
2825 World #4 (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 
1Kantans, Toms2494Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/214C67Berlin2021
2Anand, Viswanathan2753Ponomariov, Ruslan26311/2-1/230C65Berlin2021
3Anand, Viswanathan2753Heimann, Andreas25851-053C65Berlin2021
4Anand, Viswanathan2753Nestorovic, Nikola24671-039C88Berlin2021
5Malakhov, Vladimir2658Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/242A06Berlin2021
6Anand, Viswanathan2785Grischuk, Alexander27651/2-1/235C67Zagreb2021
7Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2716Anand, Viswanathan27851/2-1/252D37Zagreb2021
8Anand, Viswanathan2785Van Foreest, Jorden26221-047C53Zagreb2021
9Korobov, Anton2668Anand, Viswanathan27850-153E47Zagreb2021
10Anand, Viswanathan2785Nepomniachtchi, Ian28071-053B46Zagreb2021
11Kasparov, Garry2801Anand, Viswanathan27850-126E21Zagreb2021
12Anand, Viswanathan2785Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27941/2-1/289B90Zagreb2021
13Duda, Jan Krzysztof2799Anand, Viswanathan27851/2-1/246A30Zagreb2021
14Anand, Viswanathan2785Giri, Anish27441/2-1/245C55Zagreb2021
15Grischuk, Alexander2765Anand, Viswanathan27851/2-1/227A30Zagreb2021
16Anand, Viswanathan2785Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27161/2-1/264C50Zagreb2021
17Van Foreest, Jorden2622Anand, Viswanathan27850-147C53Zagreb2021
18Anand, Viswanathan2785Korobov, Anton26681-033C11Zagreb2021
19Nepomniachtchi, Ian2807Anand, Viswanathan27851-042A30Zagreb2021
20Anand, Viswanathan2785Kasparov, Garry28011-030B96Zagreb2021
21Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2794Anand, Viswanathan27851/2-1/263C67Zagreb2021
22Anand, Viswanathan2785Duda, Jan Krzysztof27991-028B12Zagreb2021
23Giri, Anish2731Anand, Viswanathan27511-051A06Zagreb2021
24Anand, Viswanathan2751Saric, Ivan26501/2-1/248B40Zagreb2021
25Duda, Jan Krzysztof2774Anand, Viswanathan27511/2-1/275C65Zagreb2021
26Giri, Anish2744Anand, Viswanathan27851-039C53Zagreb2021
27Anand, Viswanathan2751Grischuk, Alexander27841/2-1/240C67Zagreb2021
28Anand, Viswanathan2751Korobov, Anton27811-044C11Zagreb2021
29Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2761Anand, Viswanathan27511/2-1/270E10Zagreb2021
30Anand, Viswanathan2751Nepomniachtchi, Ian27911/2-1/227B46Zagreb2021
31Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2831Anand, Viswanathan27511-048B12Zagreb2021
32Anand, Viswanathan2751Van Foreest, Jorden25431-054B47Zagreb2021
33Anand, Viswanathan2753Ivanchuk, Vasyl26781/2-1/ INT2020
34Anand, Viswanathan2753Ivanchuk, Vasyl26781/2-1/ INT2020
35Ivanchuk, Vasyl2678Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
36Anand, Viswanathan2753Ivanchuk, Vasyl26781/2-1/ INT2020
37Ivanchuk, Vasyl2678Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
38Anand, Viswanathan2753Ding, INT2020
39Ding, Liren2791Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
40Anand, Viswanathan2753Ding, INT2020
41Gelfand, Boris2676Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/ INT2020
42Anand, Viswanathan2753Gelfand, INT2020
43Gelfand, Boris2676Anand, INT2020
44Nepomniachtchi, Ian2784Anand, INT2020
45Nepomniachtchi, Ian2784Anand, INT2020
46Anand, Viswanathan2753Nepomniachtchi, Ian27841/2-1/ INT2020
47Nepomniachtchi, Ian2784Anand, INT2020
48Anand, Viswanathan2753Nepomniachtchi, Ian27841/2-1/ INT2020
49Leko, Peter2663Anand, INT2020
50Leko, Peter2663Anand, INT2020