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London Chess Classic | Anand ends with a draw against Kramnik

Viswanathan Anand finished fourth with 5 points in the London Chess Classic with a draw against his old adversary Vladimir Kramnik on Sunday. Wesley So, who was already guaranteed of the top spot, finished the event with a draw against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to end with 6 points and win the event.
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London Chess Classic | Anand plays out a draw with Wesley So

Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Wesley So in the fifth round of the London Chess Classic to remain a point behind the American who continues to lead the table. Following the draw, it is now very difficult for Anand to challenge for the title as he is now tied at sixth place with Anish Giri.
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Viswanathan Anand faces uphill task at London Chess Classic

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand is faced with an uphill task at the London Chess Classic after he drew against Michael Adams in the fourth round. The Indian plays Philippines-born American Wesley So next that he must win to keep his title hopes alive.
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Tal Memorial | Anand finishes 4th after a draw with Aronian

Indian maestro Viswanathan Anand played out a 0.5-0.5 draw against Armenian Chess Grandmaster Levon Aronian. This was Anand's third draw in a row after managing similar results against Peter Svidler in the 7th round and Ian Nepomniachtchi, who went on to win the event, in the penultimate round.
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Tal Memorial | Anand stays in third after draw against Ian Nepomniachtchi

After playing out a draw against Peter Svidler in the seventh round, Viswanathan Anand made another draw against in-form Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia. With the draw in the penultimate round, the Indian maestro remained at the joint-third spot in the Tal Memorial Chess tournament.
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Chess Olympiad Round 10: Indian teams draw against higher-seeded opponents

The Indian teams faced a challenging tenth round at the Baku Olympiad on Monday, but that did not deter them from drawing their matches against the higher-rated teams. In the open’s section, the men played out a 2-2 draw against Russia. In the women’s section too, the team drew against Ukraine.
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Chess Olympiad Round 9: Ukraine narrowly edge India; Women’s team trounce Netherlands

The Indian men’s team in the Open section went down to the table-toppers Ukraine, in the Round 9. The Indians looked positive entering the crucial round after they had defeated England in their previous round, but lost the match 2.5-1.5 to the Ukrainians.
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Chess Olympiad Round 8 : Indian men strike back against England; women beat Uzbekistan

The Indians fought back in style at the Baku Olympiad, by defeating England 2.5-1.5 in the 8th round on Saturday. The victory came as a much-needed boost to the Indian team, who were crushed 3-1 by one of the favourites USA in the seventh round.
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World Chess Olympiad | Indian teams ease past Bolivia, Macedonia

Indian Chess teams started their campaign in the World Chess Olympiad with easy wins against lower-ranked Bolivia and Republic of Macedonia in the first round. The Indian team rested key players like GM Pentala Harikrishna and GM Harika Dronavalli for the clash.
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Sinquefield Cup | Viswanathan Anand draws with Ding Liren to remain in joint lead

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out yet another draw in the 2016 Sinquefield Cup on Monday against Chinese grand master Ding Liren to remain at the top of the standings. Apart from Anand, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, and Veselin Topalov are also on top with 2.5 points.
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