Anand, Viswanathan Age 49

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#13 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2757 World #16 (active)
2791 World #10 (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 
1Giri, Anish2740Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/222E10Bucharest2019
2Anand, Viswanathan2791So, Wesley27631/2-1/236C65Bucharest2019
3Artemiev, Vladislav2779Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/228A45Bucharest2019
4Anand, Viswanathan2791Karjakin, Sergey28291/2-1/215C67Bucharest2019
5Anand, Viswanathan2791Aronian, Levon28181/2-1/215C67Bucharest2019
6Le, Quang Liem2680Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/243C65Bucharest2019
7Anand, Viswanathan2791Korobov, Anton27711-033B90Bucharest2019
8Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2740Anand, Viswanathan27910-127E35Bucharest2019
9Anand, Viswanathan2791Caruana, Fabiano27741-062C16Bucharest2019
10Anand, Viswanathan2791Giri, Anish27401/2-1/231C55Bucharest2019
11So, Wesley2763Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/237A45Bucharest2019
12Anand, Viswanathan2791Artemiev, Vladislav27791-041B42Bucharest2019
13Karjakin, Sergey2829Anand, Viswanathan27911-044C65Bucharest2019
14Aronian, Levon2818Anand, Viswanathan27911/2-1/229C67Bucharest2019
15Anand, Viswanathan2791Le, Quang Liem26800-142B31Bucharest2019
16Korobov, Anton2771Anand, Viswanathan27910-173E54Bucharest2019
17Anand, Viswanathan2791Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27401-056C50Bucharest2019
18Caruana, Fabiano2774Anand, Viswanathan27911-055C65Bucharest2019
19Anand, Viswanathan2757Le, Quang Liem27460-149B31Bucharest2019
20Karjakin, Sergey2756Anand, Viswanathan27571-070C53Bucharest2019
21Anand, Viswanathan2757Caruana, Fabiano27911-034C55Bucharest2019
22Giri, Anish2705Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/239E10Bucharest2019
23Anand, Viswanathan2757Aronian, Levon27681-079C55Bucharest2019
24Korobov, Anton2798Anand, Viswanathan27571-027E10Bucharest2019
25Anand, Viswanathan2757Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27341/2-1/250C50Bucharest2019
26So, Wesley2802Anand, Viswanathan27571/2-1/248A06Bucharest2019
27Artemiev, Vladislav2768Anand, Viswanathan27570-137A08Bucharest2019
28Robson, Ray2670Anand, Viswanathan27651/2-1/230C67Douglas2019
29Anand, Viswanathan2765Wang, Hao27260-128C43Douglas2019
30Alekseenko, Kirill2674Anand, Viswanathan27651/2-1/231C50Douglas2019
31Anand, Viswanathan2765Fedoseev, Vladimir26641-037B33Douglas2019
32Kryvoruchko, Yuriy2669Anand, Viswanathan27651/2-1/247B47Douglas2019
33Anand, Viswanathan2765Abdusattorov, Nodirbek26081-047C65Douglas2019
34Bachmann, Axel2629Anand, Viswanathan27650-143A21Douglas2019
35Anand, Viswanathan2765Parligras, Mircea Emilian26291/2-1/231E10Douglas2019
36Abasov, Nijat2632Anand, Viswanathan27651/2-1/231E10Douglas2019
37Anand, Viswanathan2765Baron, Tal25311-027B33Douglas2019
38Najer, Evgeniy2635Anand, Viswanathan27651-030E46Douglas2019
39Anand, Viswanathan2756Nakamura, Hikaru27431/2-1/226C67Saint Louis2019
40Karjakin, Sergey2750Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/235E10Saint Louis2019
41Anand, Viswanathan2756Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27641/2-1/247C53Saint Louis2019
42Caruana, Fabiano2818Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/244E10Saint Louis2019
43Ding, Liren2805Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/260E00Saint Louis2019
44Anand, Viswanathan2756Giri, Anish27791/2-1/254B40Saint Louis2019
45Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2778Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/225C53Saint Louis2019
46Anand, Viswanathan2756So, Wesley27761/2-1/242C42Saint Louis2019
47Aronian, Levon2765Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/242C50Saint Louis2019
48Anand, Viswanathan2756Carlsen, Magnus28821/2-1/245B31Saint Louis2019
49Nepomniachtchi, Ian2774Anand, Viswanathan27560-178A21Saint Louis2019
50Nepomniachtchi, Ian2815Anand, Viswanathan27300-158C50Paris2019