On Friday 19. and Saturday 20. February Anish has played for Optiver in the World Corporate Chess Championship 2021 (online). Anish played on board one for his sponsor Optiver, together with the Optiver-employees Javier Alcaraz Ortega, David Pardo Simon and Lucrezia Menoncello. Eventually Optiver was playing for qualification for the quarterfinals in the 6th and last round, but a loss to Group Favourite Stanley Morgan led to a shared 4th place in Group C, which still was a fine result. Anish scored 5,5 points out of 6 games.