newschess24 days ago

Wanted to win gold, says World Chess Championships bronze medallist Harika Dronavalli

Harika Dronavalli, who won bronze at the World Chess Championships last month in Tehran, has said that although it was one of her best performances, she wanted to win gold. Dronavalli also thanked veteran Indian player Viswanathan Anand for tweeting his support after her win in Tehran. 
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newschess2 months ago

Huffington Post | No one deserves a Bharat Ratna more than Viswanathan Anand

Shrinjan Rajkumar asks why despite being considered among some of the greatest players to ever play the game of chess, Viswanathan Anand has not been seriously considered for the Bharat Ratna. Rajkumar then goes on to address Narendra Modi and makes a case for the "messiah of Indian sport".
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newschess3 months ago

London Chess Classic | Anand wins round 8 against Topalov, Wesley So confirms the title

Viswanath Anand won his round 8 match against Bulgaria's Veselin Topalov on Saturday and moved to fourth in the standings of London Chess Classic. However, Anand's chances of winning the championship were extinguished as Wesley So officially won it by drawing his game against Fabiano Caruana.
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newschess3 months ago

London Chess Classic | Anand plays out yet another draw to remain joint-fifth

Viswanathan Anand played out his fourth consecutive draw at the London Chess Classic in the seventh round against Levon Aronian of Armenia. After seven rounds of action, the Indian Grandmaster now sits in fifth place with 3.5 points, 1.5 points behind leader Wesley So.
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newschess3 months ago

London Chess Classic | Viswanathan Anand escapes with draw against Anish Giri

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand managed to hold his fort against Holland's Anish Giri in the sixth round of London Chess Classic. With the draw, Anand is at 3 points and faces an uphill battle in the next three rounds playing two with black, while Wesley So of USA leads the pack at 4.5.
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newschess4 months ago

Magnus Carlsen retains World Chess Championship title

Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship against Sergey Karjakin after 12 gruelling and closely fought games. Carlsen, who won his first title against Viswanathan Anand, had to wait for three weeks and a series of tiebreakers before being named Champion again.
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newschess4 months ago

Viswanathan Anand wins 2016 Champions Showdown

Indian Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has won the 2016 Champions Showdown at St Louis on Monday despite suffering a loss from Hikaru Nakamura. With 15 points in the tournament, the 46-year-old finished ahead of three other grandmasters—Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, and Veselin Topalov.
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newschess6 months ago

Tal Memorial : Anand draws in seventh round

Viswanathan Anand missed out on some good chances in the game against Peter Svidler and drew his seventh-round match at the Tal Memorial International chess tournament, in Moscow. With the draw, Anand remains static in the third position half a point behind Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia at the top.
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newschess6 months ago

Tal Memorial Chess: Anand remains in third spot with easy sixth-round draw

Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against Russia's Evgeny Tomashevsky to remain in the third spot of the Tal Memorial chess tournament in Moscow. The Indian ace, who defeated Boris Gelfand in the previous round, has three more rounds to play in the USD 200,000 event.
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newschess6 months ago

Tal Memorial: Viswanathan Anand bounces back with victory

After a loss in the previous round, Viwanathan Anand bounced back with a win against Boris Gelfand in the fifth round of the Tal Memorial chess event yesterday. Anand, who had lost to his long-time rival Vladimir Kramnik the day before, had now come back into the top-three with three points.
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