Anand, Viswanathan Age 53

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#9 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2731 World #15 (active)
2733 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, Viswanathan2756Erigaisi Arjun27281-035C60Mayrhofen2022
2Anand, Viswanathan2756Korobov, Anton26721/2-1/267C02Mayrhofen2022
3Harikrishna, Pentala2717Anand, Viswanathan27561-052E04Mayrhofen2022
4Anand, Viswanathan2756Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27471-054C83Mayrhofen2022
5Mamedov, Rauf2646Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/230C44Mayrhofen2022
6Hjartarson, Johann2468Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/230A30Mayrhofen2022
7Tari, Aryan2654Anand, Viswanathan27511/2-1/222C83The Stavanger region2022
8Anand, Viswanathan2751Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27700-122C42The Stavanger region2022
9Anand, Viswanathan2751Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27700-122C42The Stavanger region2022
10Anand, Viswanathan2751Radjabov, Teimour27531/2-1/242C53The Stavanger region2022
11Giri, Anish2761Anand, Viswanathan27511/2-1/235A30The Stavanger region2022
12Anand, Viswanathan2751Carlsen, Magnus28641/2-1/240C55The Stavanger region2022
13So, Wesley2766Anand, Viswanathan27511/2-1/228A34The Stavanger region2022
14Anand, Viswanathan2751Wang, Hao27441/2-1/239B33The Stavanger region2022
15Topalov, Veselin2730Anand, Viswanathan27510-137D20The Stavanger region2022
16Anand, Viswanathan2751Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27501-040B52The Stavanger region2022
17Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2813Anand, Viswanathan27581-035C54The Stavanger region2022
18Anand, Viswanathan2758Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27781/2-1/267C80The Stavanger region2022
19Anand, Viswanathan2758Carlsen, Magnus28321-043B06The Stavanger region2022
20Wang, Hao2712Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/240C67The Stavanger region2022
21Anand, Viswanathan2758Giri, Anish27660-142B90The Stavanger region2022
22Radjabov, Teimour2705Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/235E10The Stavanger region2022
23Anand, Viswanathan2758Topalov, Veselin26671-041B67The Stavanger region2022
24So, Wesley2814Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/241C53The Stavanger region2022
25Anand, Viswanathan2758Tari, Aryan25671-037A05The Stavanger region2022
26Anand, Viswanathan2758Wojtaszek, Radoslaw26101-060B50Warsaw2022
27Rapport, Richard2646Anand, Viswanathan27580-154C44Warsaw2022
28Anand, Viswanathan2758Caruana, Fabiano27441/2-1/276B52Warsaw2022
29So, Wesley2814Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/226E04Warsaw2022
30Aronian, Levon2773Anand, Viswanathan27581-037C49Warsaw2022
31Anand, Viswanathan2758Shevchenko, Kirill26241-047B50Warsaw2022
32Gavrilescu, David2367Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/249C45Warsaw2022
33Anand, Viswanathan2758Korobov, Anton26500-126B30Warsaw2022
34Duda, Jan Krzysztof2760Anand, Viswanathan27581-034C43Warsaw2022
35Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2610Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/293E10Warsaw2022
36Anand, Viswanathan2758Rapport, Richard26461/2-1/260B51Warsaw2022
37Caruana, Fabiano2744Anand, Viswanathan27581-045C42Warsaw2022
38Anand, Viswanathan2758So, Wesley28141-045C65Warsaw2022
39Anand, Viswanathan2758Aronian, Levon27731/2-1/246C67Warsaw2022
40Shevchenko, Kirill2624Anand, Viswanathan27580-150C42Warsaw2022
41Anand, Viswanathan2758Gavrilescu, David23670-126C11Warsaw2022
42Korobov, Anton2650Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/226A30Warsaw2022
43Anand, Viswanathan2758Duda, Jan Krzysztof27601-040C65Warsaw2022
44Rapport, Richard2785Anand, Viswanathan26751-036C42Warsaw2022
45Anand, Viswanathan2675Caruana, Fabiano27901/2-1/227C42Warsaw2022
46Gavrilescu, David2457Anand, Viswanathan26750-125C45Warsaw2022
47Anand, Viswanathan2675Duda, Jan Krzysztof28061/2-1/251C02Warsaw2022
48Aronian, Levon2751Anand, Viswanathan26750-124C24Warsaw2022
49Anand, Viswanathan2675Shevchenko, Kirill25731-038B33Warsaw2022
50Anand, Viswanathan2675Korobov, Anton26771-028C02Warsaw2022