newschess10 days ago

Viswanathan Anand suggests "one platform for all top players” to promote chess in India

Viswanathan Anand believes that like National Championship in Badminton, bringing top chess players of the country to play on one platform can help the sport grow better. He has also stated that his Viswanathan Anand Chess Academy is trying to help and create a new crop of stars in the country.
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newschessa month ago

Viswanathan Anand admits to his dwindling performances

Viswanathan Anand has admitted that his performances are gradually falling down after his failure to qualify for the Candidates tournament, which acts as a qualifier for the World Championship. The five-time World Champion has also claimed that he will keep playing available tournaments until 2019.
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newschess2 months ago

IOM Chess Meet | Viswanathan Anand finishes at joint second; Vidit Gujrathi signs off at third

Viswanathan Anand took 53 moves to overcome Chinese grandmaster Hou Yifan, in the ninth and final round, to finish the Isle Of Man Chess tournament in joint second position. Meanwhile, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi and Swapnil S Dhopade finished at the joint third position with 6.5 points each.
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newschess2 months ago

IOM Chess Meet: Vishwanathan Anand wins the penultimate round, moves to joint third spot

Former world champion Vishwanathan Anand defeated Laurent Fressinet in the penultimate round and has moved to the joint third spot with black in the Isle of Man Tournament. Further, Anand will have to face Hou Yifan in the final round as she has already bagged the top women spot in the final round.
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newschess2 months ago

IOM Chess Meet | Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujrathi settle for draws

Viswanathan Anand held Aleksandr Lenderman to a draw with five points, while Vidit Gujrathi also played out a draw against Magnus Carlsen in the Isle of Man International tournament. On the other hand, the likes of D Harika, A Chithambaram and R Praggnanandhaa lost to their opponents.
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newschess2 months ago

IOM Chess | Viswanathan Anand draws with Nils Grandelius; 12-year-old Indian boy upsets GM David Howell

Viswanathan Anand has played out a draw against Sweden’s Nils Grandelius while Vidit Gujrathi secured a win over Benjamin Bok in the fourth round of the Isle of Man International tournament. Meanwhile, 12-year-old R Praggnanandhaa beat British GM David Howell to move to joint third position.
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newschess2 months ago

IOM chess meet | Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujarathi win third round to move to joint second spot

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand, Grandmasters Vidit Gujarathi and SP Sethuraman bounced back with white pieces to register convincing wins in the third round of the Isle of Man International chess meet. With the wins, all three players have moved to the joint second spot with 2.5 points.
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newschess2 months ago

Chess Round up | Viswanathan Anand earns a draw as Harika Dronavalli wins in the second round

Viswanathan Anand managed a hard-earned draw against Lampert Jonas while Harika Dronavalli continued her winning run against Michael Babar, as both progressed into the third round of the Isle of Man International Tournament. Anand will face Lubbe Nikolas next as Harika takes on Nils Grandelius.
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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand and Harika Dronavalli give India strong start at Isle of Man International

India started the Isle of Man International Tournament positively with Viswanathan Anand and H Dronavalli advancing to the next round with comfortable wins over Marc Esserman and Oyama Akito respectively. The tournament features some of the best players including World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
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newschess2 months ago

Chess World Cup | India’s challenge ends as V Gujrathi and SP Sethuraman bow out

While Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi lost to China's Ding Liren, Sethuraman Panayappan Sethuraman was ousted by Holland’s Anish Giri in the tie-break games of the third-round. The round also saw the shocking elimination of tournament favourites like Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura.
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