Anatoly Vaisser

Anthony Kosten Grandmaster (chess) List of nationality transfers in chess
Anatoly Vaisser, 2016 at World Seniors in Mariánské Lázně

Anatoly Vaisser (born 5 March 1949) is a Soviet-born French chess player. Awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1985, he is four-time world seniors' champion.

Biography and career

Vaisser was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan (then Soviet Union). In 1982 he won the Russian Chess Championship.[1] FIDE awarded him the titles of International Master (IM) in 1982 and Grandmaster (GM) in 1985.

Vaisser shared first place with Evgeny Sveshnikov at Sochi in 1983, tied for 2nd–3rd with Viswanathan Anand, behind István Csom, at New Delhi in 1987, and took second, behind Vladimir Malaniuk, at Budapest in 1989. He tied for first in the Cappelle-la-Grande Open twice: in 1987 with Anthony Kosten and Jonny Hector, and in 1991 with Matthew Sadler.

Since 1991, Vaisser has represented France. He won the French championship at Narbonne 1997,[1] and was twice runner-up (1996 and 2001).[2]

Vaisser played twice for France in the Chess Olympiads of:

Vaisser has won the World Senior Chess Championship in 2010, 2013,[3] and, since the seniors' championships has been split into two divisions, also in 2014 and 2016 in the 65+ age category.[4][5][6]

Notable games


  1. ^ a b Capece, Adolivio (2011-11-17). "Interview with GM Anatoly Vaisser, 2010 World Senior Champion". Chessdom. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  2. ^ "Auxerre 1996 - 71ème championnat de France". Heritage des Echecs Francais (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Yelena Ankudinova and Anatoly Vaisser are FIDE World Senior Champions". Chessdom. 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  4. ^ Silver, Albert (2014-11-13). "World Senior brings back legends". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2014-10-24). "World Seniors 2014". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  6. ^ "World Senior Chess Championship in Marienbad knows its winners". 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2019-10-17.