Biography and career
Vaisser was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan (then Soviet Union). In 1982 he won the Russian Chess Championship. 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.
Vaisser played twice for France in the Chess Olympiads of:
- 1998, on the fourth board at the 33rd Chess Olympiad in Elista (+2 −1 =4);
- 2002, on the second reserve board at the 35th Chess Olympiad in Bled (+2 −3 =1).
- Anthony Miles vs Anatoli Vaisser, ol (men) 1998, Horwitz Defense: General (A80), 1/2-1/2
- Anatoli Vaisser vs A Mutzner, Mendrisio open 1988, Dutch Defense: Raphael Variation (A80), 1–0
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