Anand, Viswanathan Age 52

Source: © Amruta Mokal

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
#1 (active)
2817 - 01 Mar 2011
2675 World #37 (active)
2758 World #13 (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, Viswanathan2825Asadli, Vugar23861/2-1/234B15Shamkir2021
2Caruana, Fabiano2803Anand, Viswanathan28251-069C65Shamkir2021
3Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2754Anand, Viswanathan28251/2-1/219E35Shamkir2021
4Anand, Viswanathan2825Karjakin, Sergey26571/2-1/2118B04Shamkir2021
5Navara, David2763Anand, Viswanathan28250-170A06Shamkir2021
6Anand, Viswanathan2825Rapport, Richard27541/2-1/251C10Shamkir2021
7Mamedov, Rauf2686Anand, Viswanathan28251/2-1/230C53Shamkir2021
8Asadli, Vugar2386Anand, Viswanathan28251/2-1/246B48Shamkir2021
9Anand, Viswanathan2825Caruana, Fabiano28030-132C72Shamkir2021
10Anand, Viswanathan2825Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27541/2-1/224C77Shamkir2021
11Karjakin, Sergey2657Anand, Viswanathan28251/2-1/267C65Shamkir2021
12Anand, Viswanathan2825Navara, David27631/2-1/230B51Shamkir2021
13Rapport, Richard2754Anand, Viswanathan28251-0103C44Shamkir2021
14Anand, Viswanathan2825Mamedov, Rauf26861/2-1/255C24Shamkir2021
15Anand, Viswanathan2748Asadli, Vugar23091/2-1/265B12Shamkir2021
16Asadli, Vugar2309Anand, Viswanathan27481-053C02Shamkir2021
17Caruana, Fabiano2770Anand, Viswanathan27481/2-1/228C67Shamkir2021
18Anand, Viswanathan2748Caruana, Fabiano27700-164C93Shamkir2021
19Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2767Anand, Viswanathan27510-131D38Shamkir2021
20Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2727Anand, Viswanathan27481/2-1/223A45Shamkir2021
21Anand, Viswanathan2748Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27271/2-1/240C77Shamkir2021
22Anand, Viswanathan2748Karjakin, Sergey27570-135C53Shamkir2021
23Karjakin, Sergey2757Anand, Viswanathan27481/2-1/217C65Shamkir2021
24Navara, David2706Anand, Viswanathan27481/2-1/247B47Shamkir2021
25Anand, Viswanathan2748Navara, David27060-1119B90Shamkir2021
26Anand, Viswanathan2748Rapport, Richard27501/2-1/289C18Shamkir2021
27Rapport, Richard2750Anand, Viswanathan27481-029C44Shamkir2021
28Anand, Viswanathan2751Mamedov, Rauf26560-134B31Shamkir2021
29Mamedov, Rauf2690Anand, Viswanathan27481-035C54Shamkir2021
30Anand, Viswanathan2748Mamedov, Rauf26901-049B75Shamkir2021
31Kantans, Toms2494Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/214C67Berlin2021
32Anand, Viswanathan2753Ponomariov, Ruslan26311/2-1/230C65Berlin2021
33Anand, Viswanathan2753Heimann, Andreas25851-053C65Berlin2021
34Anand, Viswanathan2753Nestorovic, Nikola24671-039C88Berlin2021
35Malakhov, Vladimir2658Anand, Viswanathan27531/2-1/242A06Berlin2021
36Anand, Viswanathan2785Grischuk, Alexander27651/2-1/235C67Zagreb2021
37Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2716Anand, Viswanathan27851/2-1/252D37Zagreb2021
38Anand, Viswanathan2785Van Foreest, Jorden26221-047C53Zagreb2021
39Korobov, Anton2668Anand, Viswanathan27850-153E47Zagreb2021
40Anand, Viswanathan2785Nepomniachtchi, Ian28071-053B46Zagreb2021
41Kasparov, Garry2801Anand, Viswanathan27850-126E21Zagreb2021
42Anand, Viswanathan2785Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27941/2-1/289B90Zagreb2021
43Duda, Jan Krzysztof2799Anand, Viswanathan27851/2-1/246A30Zagreb2021
44Anand, Viswanathan2785Giri, Anish27441/2-1/245C55Zagreb2021
45Grischuk, Alexander2765Anand, Viswanathan27851/2-1/227A30Zagreb2021
46Anand, Viswanathan2785Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27161/2-1/264C50Zagreb2021
47Van Foreest, Jorden2622Anand, Viswanathan27850-147C53Zagreb2021
48Anand, Viswanathan2785Korobov, Anton26681-033C11Zagreb2021
49Nepomniachtchi, Ian2807Anand, Viswanathan27851-042A30Zagreb2021
50Anand, Viswanathan2785Kasparov, Garry28011-030B96Zagreb2021