Anand, Viswanathan Age 50

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#13 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2751 World #19 (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, Viswanathan2758Vitiugov, Nikita27471/2-1/230C53Wijk aan Zee2020
2Anand, Viswanathan2758Dubov, Daniil26831/2-1/219B31Wijk aan Zee2020
3Caruana, Fabiano2822Anand, Viswanathan27581-061E10Wijk aan Zee2020
4Anand, Viswanathan2758Carlsen, Magnus28721/2-1/254B31Wijk aan Zee2020
5Van Foreest, Jorden2644Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/234C48Wijk aan Zee2020
6Anand, Viswanathan2758Xiong, Jeffery27121-043C16Wijk aan Zee2020
7Yu, Yangyi2726Anand, Viswanathan27581/2-1/232E21Wijk aan Zee2020
8Anand, Viswanathan2758Giri, Anish27681/2-1/221C65Wijk aan Zee2020
9So, Wesley2765Anand, Viswanathan27581-026C53Wijk aan Zee2020
10Anand, Viswanathan2758Artemiev, Vladislav27311/2-1/231B12Wijk aan Zee2020
11Anand, Viswanathan2757Beerdsen, Thomas24821-068B48Germany2019
12Ragger, Markus2670Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/224E10Germany2019
13Anand, Viswanathan2791Ding, Liren28401/2-1/214C92Kolkata2019
14Carlsen, Magnus2828Anand, Viswanathan27911-051A46Kolkata2019
15Anand, Viswanathan2791Nakamura, Hikaru28711/2-1/221C53Kolkata2019
16Giri, Anish2740Anand, Viswanathan27911-044A20Kolkata2019
17Anand, Viswanathan2791Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27440-144C65Kolkata2019
18So, Wesley2763Anand, Viswanathan27910-158B51Kolkata2019
19Harikrishna, Pentala2617Anand, Viswanathan27910-133D30Kolkata2019
20Anand, Viswanathan2791Aronian, Levon28181/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019
21Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Anand, Viswanathan27911-044A20Kolkata2019
22Ding, Liren2840Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/247E35Kolkata2019
23Anand, Viswanathan2791Carlsen, Magnus28280-157B01Kolkata2019
24Nakamura, Hikaru2871Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/233C65Kolkata2019
25Anand, Viswanathan2791Giri, Anish27401/2-1/223C65Kolkata2019
26Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2744Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/2106E11Kolkata2019
27Anand, Viswanathan2791So, Wesley27631-050C65Kolkata2019
28Anand, Viswanathan2791Harikrishna, Pentala26171/2-1/251C78Kolkata2019
29Aronian, Levon2818Anand, Viswanathan27910-161C53Kolkata2019
30Anand, Viswanathan2791Nepomniachtchi, Ian28300-158B53Kolkata2019
31Anand, Viswanathan2757Harikrishna, Pentala26671/2-1/267B40Kolkata2019
32Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2674Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/228E10Kolkata2019
33Carlsen, Magnus2849Anand, Viswanathan27571-039E21Kolkata2019
34Anand, Viswanathan2757Giri, Anish27050-152C55Kolkata2019
35Nakamura, Hikaru2812Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/244C65Kolkata2019
36Anand, Viswanathan2757Aronian, Levon27681-050C55Kolkata2019
37Nepomniachtchi, Ian2765Anand, Viswanathan27571-022A20Kolkata2019
38Anand, Viswanathan2757So, Wesley28021-072C84Kolkata2019
39Ding, Liren2832Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/225E00Kolkata2019
40Giri, Anish2740Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/222E10Bucharest2019
41Anand, Viswanathan2791So, Wesley27631/2-1/236C65Bucharest2019
42Artemiev, Vladislav2779Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/228A45Bucharest2019
43Anand, Viswanathan2791Karjakin, Sergey28291/2-1/215C67Bucharest2019
44Anand, Viswanathan2791Aronian, Levon28181/2-1/215C67Bucharest2019
45Le, Quang Liem2680Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/243C65Bucharest2019
46Anand, Viswanathan2791Korobov, Anton27711-033B90Bucharest2019
47Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2740Anand, Viswanathan27910-127E35Bucharest2019
48Anand, Viswanathan2791Caruana, Fabiano27741-062C16Bucharest2019
49Anand, Viswanathan2791Giri, Anish27401/2-1/231C55Bucharest2019
50So, Wesley2763Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/237A45Bucharest2019