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List of chess games between Anand and Kramnik

Anand and Kramnik in the World Chess Championship 2008

Viswanathan Anand (born 11 December 1969) and Vladimir Kramnik (born 25 June 1975) have played 80 classical chess games, of which Anand won nine, Kramnik won seven, and 64 games were drawn.

In rapid games, the score is 10-2 in favour of Anand with 39 draws. In blitz Kramnik leads 5-4 with six draws. In the blindfold games the score is 4-4 with seven draws. In Advanced Chess Kramnik leads 1-0 with seven draws.

The World Chess Championship 2008 between the players was won by Anand.

Classical games

White Black Year Result Moves Winner Tournament Opening Notes Reference
1 Kramnik Anand 1989 ½-½ 19 Moscow C54 Giuoco Piano Kramnik was at the age of 14 and Anand was at the age of 19  
2 Kramnik Anand 1993 ½-½ 23 Linares E12 Queen's Indian Defence  
3 Kramnik Anand 1993 ½-½ 40 Amsterdam, Max Euwe Memorial A17 English Opening  
4 Anand Kramnik 1993 ½-½ 27 Amsterdam, Max Euwe Memorial B66 Sicilian Defence  
5 Anand Kramnik 1993 ½-½ 35 Madrid B32 Sicilian Defence  
6 Kramnik Anand 1993 ½-½ 11 Groningen D14 Slav Defense  
7 Kramnik Anand 1994 ½-½ 17 Linares D41 Queen's Gambit Declined  
8 Kramnik Anand 1995 ½-½ 41 Riga, Tal Memorial D85 Grünfeld Defence  
9 Kramnik Anand 1996 0-1 108 Anand Amsterdam, Max Euwe Memorial B36 Sicilian Defence The first decisive game  
10 Kramnik Anand 1996 1-0 101 Kramnik Dos Hermanas D85 Grünfeld Defence  
11 Anand Kramnik 1996 ½-½ 16 Dortmund B31 Sicilian Defence  
12 Anand Kramnik 1996 ½-½ 20 Las Palmas B65 Sicilian Defence  
13 Kramnik Anand 1996 1-0 41 Kramnik Las Palmas A30 English Opening  
14 Kramnik Anand 1997 ½-½ 14 Linares D39 Queen's Gambit Declined  
15 Kramnik Anand 1997 ½-½ 41 Dos Hermanas D39 Queen's Gambit Declined  
16 Anand Kramnik 1997 ½-½ 24 Dortmund B33 Sicilian Defence  
17 Kramnik Anand 1997 0-1 42 Anand Belgrad D43 Semi-Slav Defense  
18 Anand Kramnik 1998 ½-½ 30 Wijk aan Zee B33 Sicilian Defence  
19 Anand Kramnik 1998 ½-½ 28 Linares B33 Sicilian Defence  
20 Kramnik Anand 1998 ½-½ 34 Linares E32 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
21 Kramnik Anand 1998 ½-½ 20 Dortmund A17 English Opening  
22 Anand Kramnik 1998 1-0 35 Anand Tilburg C42 Petrov's Defence  
23 Anand Kramnik 1999 ½-½ 27 Wijk aan Zee C42 Petrov's Defence  
24 Kramnik Anand 1999 ½-½ 19 Linares D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
25 Anand Kramnik 1999 ½-½ 21 Linares C42 Petrov's Defence  
26 Kramnik Anand 1999 1-0 70 Kramnik Dos Hermanas D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
27 Kramnik Anand 2000 ½-½ 18 Dortmund E37 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
28 Anand Kramnik 2000 ½-½ 40 Wijk aan Zee B66 Sicilian Defence  
29 Kramnik Anand 2000 ½-½ 20 Linares D18 Slav Defence  
30 Anand Kramnik 2000 ½-½ 25 Linares C42 Petrov's Defence  
31 Kramnik Anand 2000 1-0 65 Kramnik Dortmund A17 English Opening  
32 Kramnik Anand 2001 ½-½ 35 Wijk aan Zee E55 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
33 Anand Kramnik 2001 ½-½ 17 Dortmund C42 Petrov's Defence  
34 Kramnik Anand 2001 1-0 39 Kramnik Dortmund D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
35 Kramnik Anand 2003 ½-½ 51 Wijk aan Zee C42 Petrov's Defence  
36 Anand Kramnik 2003 ½-½ 16 Linares B30 Sicilian Defence  
37 Kramnik Anand 2003 ½-½ 32 Linares C88 Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall  
38 Anand Kramnik 2003 ½-½ 25 Dortmund B33 Sicilian Defence  
39 Kramnik Anand 2003 ½-½ 21 Dortmund D39 Queen's Gambit Declined  
40 Kramnik Anand 2004 ½-½ 25 Wijk aan Zee B92 Sicilian Najdorf  
41 Anand Kramnik 2004 ½-½ 18 France, team championships C88 Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall  
42 Anand Kramnik 2004 ½-½ 60 Dortmund final C88 Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall  
43 Kramnik Anand 2004 ½-½ 47 Dortmund final B49 Sicilian Defence  
44 Anand Kramnik 2005 ½-½ 27 Wijk aan Zee B33 Sicilian Defence  
45 Kramnik Anand 2005 ½-½ 32 Sofia MTel Masters C42 Petrov's Defence  
46 Anand Kramnik 2005 1-0 20 Anand Sofia MTel Masters C42 Petrov's Defence  
47 Kramnik Anand 2007 1-0 53 Kramnik Wijk aan Zee E05 Catalan Opening  
48 Kramnik Anand 2007 ½-½ 35 Dortmund D12 Slav Defence  
49 Anand Kramnik 2007 ½-½ 65 Mexico, FIDE World Championship C42 Petrov's Defence  
50 Kramnik Anand 2007 ½-½ 41 Mexico, FIDE World Championship D43 Semi-Slav Defence Anand was leading the tournament 1.5 points ahead of Kramnik. This game was practically Kramnik's last chance to fight to maintain his title.  
51 Anand Kramnik 2008 ½-½ 61 Wijk aan Zee C42 Petrov's Defence  
52 Kramnik Anand 2008 ½-½ 32 The World Chess Championship 2008 match in Bonn D14 Slav Defence  
53 Anand Kramnik 2008 ½-½ 32 Bonn E25 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
54 Kramnik Anand 2008 0-1 41 Anand Bonn D49 Semi-Slav Defense, Meran  
55 Anand Kramnik 2008 ½-½ 29 Bonn D37 Queen's Gambit Declined  
56 Kramnik Anand 2008 0-1 35 Anand Bonn D49 Semi-Slav Defense, Meran  
57 Anand Kramnik 2008 1-0 47 Anand Bonn E34 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
58 Anand Kramnik 2008 ½-½ 37 Bonn D19 Slav Defence  
59 Kramnik Anand 2008 ½-½ 39 Bonn D37 Queen's Gambit Declined  
60 Anand Kramnik 2008 ½-½ 45 Bonn D43 Slav Defence  
61 Kramnik Anand 2008 1-0 29 Kramnik Bonn E21 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
62 Anand Kramnik 2008 ½-½ 24 Bonn B96 Sicilian, Najdorf  
63 Kramnik Anand 2009 ½-½ 29 Moscow, Tal Memorial D85 Grünfeld Defence  
64 Anand Kramnik 2010 1-0 45 Anand Wijk aan Zee C42 Petrov's Defence  
65 Anand Kramnik 2010 ½-½ 35 Bilbao E04 Catalan Opening  
66 Kramnik Anand 2010 ½-½ 37 Bilbao D44 Queen's Gambit Declined, Vienna variation  
67 Anand Kramnik 2010 ½-½ 39 London Chess Classic C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence  
68 Anand Kramnik 2011 ½-½ 23 Wijk aan Zee E32 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
69 Anand Kramnik 2011 ½-½ 36 Tal Memorial D37 Queen's Gambit Declined  
70 Anand Kramnik 2011 ½-½ 39 London Chess Classic D37 Queen's Gambit Declined  
71 Anand Kramnik 2012 ½-½ 40 London Chess Classic C65 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence  
72 Kramnik Anand 2013 ½-½ 41 Zurich Chess Challenge A07 King's Indian Attack  
73 Anand Kramnik 2013 1-0 27 Anand Zurich Chess Challenge C65 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence  
74 Kramnik Anand 2013 ½-½ 39 Alekhine Memorial D43 Semi-Slav Defense  
75 Anand Kramnik 2013 ½-½ 30 Tal Memorial E32 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
76 Anand Kramnik 2014 ½-½ 30 World Chess Championship Candidates 2014 D39 Queen's Gambit Declined  
77 Kramnik Anand 2014 ½-½ 31 World Chess Championship Candidates 2014 E06 Catalan Opening  
78 Kramnik Anand 2014 ½-½ 45 London Chess Classic D44 Semi-Slav Defense  
79 Anand Kramnik 2015 ½-½ 47 Zürich Chess Challenge D36 Queen's Gambit Declined  
80 Anand Kramnik 2015 ½-½ 38 Gashimov Memorial D43 Semi-Slav Defense  

Rapid games

White Black Year Result Moves Winner Tournament Opening Notes Reference
1 Kramnik Anand 1994 1-0 26 Kramnik Amber tournament A33 English Opening  
2 Anand Kramnik 1994 ½-½ 71 PCA/Intel-GP B31 Sicilian Defence  
3 Anand Kramnik 1994 ½-½ 57 PCA/Intel-GP B33 Sicilian Defence  
4 Kramnik Anand 1994 0-1 52 Anand PCA/Intel-GP B25 Sicilian Defence  
5 Kramnik Anand 1994 ½-½ 17 PCA/Intel-GP B36 Sicilian Defence  
6 Anand Kramnik 1995 1-0 42 Anand Amber tournament B08 Pirc Defense  
7 Kramnik Anand 1996 ½-½ 19 Amber tournament A17 English Opening  
8 Anand Kramnik 1996 ½-½ 29 WDR Match TV D56 Queen's Gambit Declined 60 mins  
9 Anand Kramnik 1997 1-0 45 Anand Amber tournament D38 Queen's Gambit Declined  
10 Kramnik Anand 1998 ½-½ 23 Amber tournament D85 Grünfeld Defence  
11 Anand Kramnik 1998 ½-½ 20 Chess Classics Giants E34 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
12 Anand Kramnik 1998 ½-½ 36 Chess Classics Giants C42 Petrov's Defence  
13 Kramnik Anand 1998 ½-½ 33 Chess Classics Giants A35 English Opening  
14 Kramnik Anand 1998 ½-½ 22 Chess Classics Giants C42 Petrov's Defence  
15 Kramnik Anand 1998 ½-½ 44 Chess Classics Giants A17 English Opening  
16 Anand Kramnik 1998 ½-½ 59 Chess Classics Giants C24 Bishop's Opening  
17 Anand Kramnik 1998 1-0 37 Anand Villarrobledo op B31 Sicilian Defence  
18 Kramnik Anand 1999 ½-½ 54 Amber tournament D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
19 Anand Kramnik 1999 ½-½ 19 Siemens Giants C42 Petrov's Defence  
20 Kramnik Anand 1999 ½-½ 49 Siemens Giants E34 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
21 Anand Kramnik 1999 1-0 27 Anand Siemens Giants C42 Petrov's Defence  
22 Kramnik Anand 1999 ½-½ 34 Siemens Giants E16 Queen's Indian Defence  
23 Anand Kramnik 2000 ½-½ 38 Amber tournament B33 Sicilian Defence  
24 Anand Kramnik 2000 ½-½ 25 Fujitsu Siemens Giants B33 Sicilian Defence  
25 Kramnik Anand 2000 ½-½ 39 Fujitsu Siemens Giants D12 Slav Defence  
26 Kramnik Anand 2001 ½-½ 76 Amber tournament D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
27 Kramnik Anand 2001 ½-½ 34 Mainz CC Champions Duel (1) D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
28 Anand Kramnik 2001 ½-½ 14 Mainz CC Champions Duel (2) C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence  
29 Anand Kramnik 2001 0-1 27 Kramnik Mainz CC Champions Duel (3) C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence  
30 Kramnik Anand 2001 ½-½ 25 Mainz CC Champions Duel (4) D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
31 Kramnik Anand 2001 0-1 47 Anand Mainz CC Champions Duel (5) D29 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
32 Anand Kramnik 2001 ½-½ 23 Mainz CC Champions Duel (6) C78 Ruy Lopez  
33 Anand Kramnik 2001 ½-½ 46 Mainz CC Champions Duel (7) B33 Sicilian Defence  
34 Kramnik Anand 2001 ½-½ 42 Mainz CC Champions Duel (8) D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
35 Kramnik Anand 2001 ½-½ 26 Mainz CC Champions Duel (9) D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
36 Anand Kramnik 2001 ½-½ 19 Mainz CC Champions Duel (10) C42 Petrov's Defence  
37 Kramnik Anand 2002 ½-½ 24 Russia vs the World D17 Slav Defence  
38 Anand Kramnik 2003 ½-½ 40 Amber tournament B30 Sicilian Defence  
39 Kramnik Anand 2003 ½-½ 19 Cap d'Agde B85 Sicilian Defence  
40 Anand Kramnik 2003 1-0 46 Anand Cap d'Agde B33 Sicilian Defence  
41 Anand Kramnik 2004 1-0 43 Anand Amber tournament B30 Sicilian Defence  
42 Kramnik Anand 2004 ½-½ 19 Dortmund Playoff C88 Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall  
43 Anand Kramnik 2004 1-0 31 Anand Dortmund Playoff B90 Sicilian Najdorf  
44 Kramnik Anand 2005 ½-½ 24 Amber tournament C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence  
45 Anand Kramnik 2007 ½-½ 56 Amber tournament C88 Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall  
46 Kramnik Anand 2008 0-1 43 Anand Amber tournament E15 Queen's Indian Defence  
47 Kramnik Anand 2009 ½-½ 15 Amber tournament E32 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
48 Anand Kramnik 2011 ½-½ 37 Amber tournament D02 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
49 Anand Kramnik 2011 ½-½ 34 Botvinnik Memorial C60 Ruy Lopez  
50 Kramnik Anand 2011 ½-½ 41 Botvinnik Memorial D43 Queen's Gambit Declined  
51 Kramnik Anand 2015 ½-½ 26 Zürich Chess Challenge A07 King's Indian Attack  

Blitz

White Black Year Result Moves Winner Tournament Opening Notes Reference
1 Kramnik Anand 1994 1-0 60 Kramnik Munich B33 Sicilian Defence  
2 Anand Kramnik 1998 ½-½ 40 Chess Classics Giants E04 Catalan Opening  
3 Kramnik Anand 1998 ½-½ 38 Chess Classics Giants E34 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
4 Kramnik Anand 1998 0-1 37 Anand Chess Classics Giants A35 English Opening  
5 Kramnik Anand 1999 ½-½ 29 Wijk aan Zee E06 Catalan Opening  
6 Anand Kramnik 2001 1-0 28 Anand Mainz CC Champions Duel B33 Sicilian Defence  
7 Kramnik Anand 2001 ½-½ 38 Mainz CC Champions Duel D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
8 Kramnik Anand 2007 1-0 21 Kramnik Moscow Blitz World Championship 2007 D13 Slav Defence  
9 Anand Kramnik 2007 ½-½ 17 Moscow Blitz World Championship 2007 C65 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence  
10 Kramnik Anand 2009 ½-½ 45 Moscow Blitz World Championship 2009 A38 English opening  
11 Anand Kramnik 2009 1-0 40 Anand Moscow Blitz World Championship 2009 B01 Scandinavian Defence  
12 Kramnik Anand 2013 1-0 52 Kramnik Zurich Chess Challenge A20 English opening  
13 Anand Kramnik 2013 0-1 45 Kramnik Zurich Chess Challenge C42 Petrov Defence  
14 Kramnik Anand 2013 ½-½ 43 Tal Memorial A08 King's Indian Attack  
15 Kramnik Anand 2015 1-0 41 Kramnik London Chess Classic A06 Zukertort Opening  
16 Anand Kramnik 2013 1-0 31 Anand London Chess Classic A09 Réti Opening  

Blindfold games

White Black Year Result Moves Winner Tournament Opening Notes Reference
1 Anand Kramnik 1994 1-0 50 Anand Amber tournament B33 Sicilian Defence  
2 Kramnik Anand 1995 ½-½ 51 Amber tournament D38 Queen's Gambit Declined  
3 Anand Kramnik 1996 0-1 40 Kramnik Amber tournament B66 Sicilian Defence  
4 Kramnik Anand 1997 0-1 29 Anand Amber tournament D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
5 Anand Kramnik 1998 ½-½ 67 Amber tournament B31 Sicilian Defence  
6 Anand Kramnik 1999 0-1 24 Kramnik Amber tournament B56 Sicilian Defence  
7 Kramnik Anand 2000 1-0 32 Kramnik Amber tournament D43 Semi-Slav Defence  
8 Anand Kramnik 2001 ½-½ 24 Amber tournament D56 Queen's Gambit Declined  
9 Anand Kramnik 2003 ½-½ 26 Amber tournament B90 Sicilian Najdorf  
10 Kramnik Anand 2004 ½-½ 18 Amber tournament B83 Sicilian Defence  
11 Anand Kramnik 2005 1-0 52 Anand Amber tournament C42 Petrov's Defence  
12 Kramnik Anand 2007 1-0 30 Kramnik Amber tournament E20 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
13 Kramnik Anand 2008 ½-½ 23 Amber tournament E20 Nimzo-Indian Defence  
14 Anand Kramnik 2009 1-0 30 Anand Amber tournament C42 Petrov's Defence  
15 Kramnik Anand 2011 ½-½ 41 Amber tournament A35 English opening  

Advanced Chess

White Black Year Result Moves Winner Tournament Opening Notes Reference
1 Kramnik Anand 2002 ½-½ 33 León D37 Queen's Gambit Declined  
2 Anand Kramnik 2002 ½-½ 20 León E15 Queen's Indian Defence  
3 Kramnik Anand 2002 1-0 37 Kramnik León D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
4 Anand Kramnik 2002 ½-½ 48 León D37 Queen's Gambit Declined  
5 Kramnik Anand 2002 ½-½ 38 León D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted  
6 Anand Kramnik 2002 ½-½ 20 León C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence  
7 Anand Kramnik 2007 ½-½ 24 Moscow C67 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence  
8 Kramnik Anand 2007 ½-½ 24 Moscow D43 Semi-Slav Defence  
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