Anand qualified to become a candidate for the right to challenge for the world championship by tying for first in the 1993 Groningen Tournament. Anand tied with Adams with 7.5 out of 11 points. Anand then went on to defeat the following challengers in match play:
1) In the1994 quarterfinal candidate match - Anand defeated Romanishin by a score of 5-2, with 3 wins, 4 draws, 0 loses
2) In the 1994 semifinal candidate match - Anand defeated Michael Adams by s score of 5.5-1.5, with 4 wins and three draws and no losses.
3) In the 1994 final candidate match - Anand defeated
Gata Kamsky by a score of 6.5-4.5, with 3 wins 7 draws and 1 loss.