Anand, Viswanathan Age 48

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#13 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2822 World #3 (active)
2784 World #15 (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, Viswanathan2776Carlsen, Magnus28431/2-1/241B67Karlsruhe2018
2Naiditsch, Arkadij2701Anand, Viswanathan27761/2-1/238C53Karlsruhe2018
3Anand, Viswanathan2776Meier, Georg26481/2-1/245C10Karlsruhe2018
4Bluebaum, Matthias2631Anand, Viswanathan27761-045D30Karlsruhe2018
5Anand, Viswanathan2776Caruana, Fabiano27841/2-1/241B12Karlsruhe2018
6Vitiugov, Nikita2735Anand, Viswanathan27761/2-1/238B12Karlsruhe2018
7Anand, Viswanathan2776Aronian, Levon27941/2-1/231C65Karlsruhe2018
8Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2789Anand, Viswanathan27761-038B48Karlsruhe2018
9Anand, Viswanathan2776Hou, Yifan26541/2-1/248A05Karlsruhe2018
10Anand, Viswanathan2776Harikrishna, Pentala27311/2-1/ INT2018
11Anand, Viswanathan2776Sachdev, INT2018
12Gupta, Abhijeet2615Anand, Viswanathan27761/2-1/ INT2018
13Hemant, Sharma2393Anand, INT2018
14McShane, Luke J2647Anand, Viswanathan27761/2-1/240A20Germany2018
15Anand, Viswanathan2776Levin, Felix24771-033C53Germany2018
16Kramnik, Vladimir2784Anand, Viswanathan28011-025C50Moscow2018
17Anand, Viswanathan2801Grischuk, Alexander28461/2-1/247C67Moscow2018
18Andreikin, Dmitry2828Anand, Viswanathan28011/2-1/262A06Moscow2018
19Anand, Viswanathan2801Gelfand, Boris27451/2-1/231B91Moscow2018
20Dubov, Daniil2767Anand, Viswanathan28011-031A21Moscow2018
21Anand, Viswanathan2801Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27141-041C42Moscow2018
22Fedoseev, Vladimir2688Anand, Viswanathan28011-079C67Moscow2018
23Anand, Viswanathan2801Nepomniachtchi, Ian27680-152B06Moscow2018
24Karjakin, Sergey2868Anand, Viswanathan28011/2-1/245C53Moscow2018
25Anand, Viswanathan2801Svidler, Peter27931/2-1/230C84Moscow2018
26Anand, Viswanathan2801Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/232B76Moscow2018
27Morozevich, Alexander2663Anand, Viswanathan28010-146C33Moscow2018
28Anand, Viswanathan2801Artemiev, Vladislav28341-056B12Moscow2018
29Gelfand, Boris2644Anand, Viswanathan28051/2-1/215A21Moscow2018
30Anand, Viswanathan2805Grischuk, Alexander27921-030B31Moscow2018
31Karjakin, Sergey2724Anand, Viswanathan28051/2-1/220C65Moscow2018
32Anand, Viswanathan2805Nakamura, Hikaru28201-042C50Moscow2018
33Anand, Viswanathan2805Kramnik, Vladimir27951/2-1/216C53Moscow2018
34Svidler, Peter2770Anand, Viswanathan28051/2-1/241A05Moscow2018
35Anand, Viswanathan2805Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27550-146C17Moscow2018
36Nepomniachtchi, Ian2803Anand, Viswanathan28050-155A21Moscow2018
37Anand, Viswanathan2805Dubov, Daniil26631-035B31Moscow2018
38Anand, Viswanathan2779Rapport, Richard27031/2-1/220B00Germany2018
39Van Foreest, Jorden2636Anand, Viswanathan27791/2-1/233C84Germany2018
40Anand, Viswanathan2767Abdusattorov, INT2018
41Anand, Viswanathan2767Demidov, INT2018
42Andreikin, Dmitry2712Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/ INT2018
43Ivlev, Aleksey2300Anand, INT2018
44Anand, Viswanathan2767Gledura, INT2018
45Anand, Viswanathan2767Hauge, Lars Oskar24361/2-1/ INT2018
46Haug, Johannes2357Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/ INT2018
47Urkedal, Frode Olav Olsen2572Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/ INT2018
48Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2804Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/267E10Wijk aan Zee2018
49Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2804Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/266D37Wijk aan Zee2018
50Anand, Viswanathan2767So, Wesley27921/2-1/232C80Wijk aan Zee2018