Anish started to play chess when he was 6-year-old. Anish's first club was a local youth sport club 'DYUSH-2' in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was a member of Japan Chess Association and Sapporo Chess Club during his stay in Japan. Typically, he became Russian champion (U12) while he was living in Japan.
Anish has been playing in German Chess Bundesliga for SK Turm Emsdetten since 2008 (Bundesliga is a premier league of team chess in Germany, which is arguably the strongest and longest running league of its kind, attracting many top grandmasters from the world). He is the youngest ever player in the history of this league so far. Furthermore, he has been affiliated with several Dutch chess clubs, including the HSG (Hilversum Chess Society), the Delftsche SchaakClub (Delft Chess Club), HMC Calder and En Passant. He plays in Spanish league for chess club Sestao Naturgas Energia. He used to play in the French league (TOP-16) for l'Echiquier Châlonnais and Russian league for SHSM-64 (Moscow).
He does not have intensive chess training facilities, he has mostly been working by himself. The Dutch Olympic Committee and KNSB (Dutch Chess Federation) is providing him support for some training sessions.
In 2010 and 2012 Anish had an opportunity to work briefly with World Champion Viswanathan Anand in preparation for the World Chess Championship 2010 and 2012 against challengers Veselin Topalov and Boris Gelfand respectively.
Here are some major events and achievements of Anish: