newschess24 days ago

Tata Steel Chess Masters | Viswanathan Anand finishes tournament in joint third place

Viswanathan Anand played out a sombre draw against compatriot Vidit Gujrathi in the 13th and final round of the Tata Steel Masters in Wijk Aan Zee. Meanwhile, World champion Magnus Carlsen won the event after drawing rather easily with Anish Giri of Holland in the final round of the tournament.
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newschessa month ago

Tata Steel Chess Masters | Viswanathan Anand plays out stalemate with Ding Liren; moves to joint third

Viswanathan Anand played out a fascinating draw with China’s Ding Liren to move up to joint third in the standings after the end of the 12th round at the ongoing Tata Steel Masters. Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri will clash in the final round to determine the winner of the tournament.
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newschessa month ago

Tata Steel Chess | Viswanathan Anand slips to fourth position after draw with Jan Duda

Viswanathan Anand slipped to fourth position in the ongoing Tata Steel chess after he drew with Poland’s Jan Krzysztof Duda in the eleventh round of the tournament. On the other hand, after a win against Samuel Shankland of United States, Vidit Gujarati was leading along with Magnus Carlsen.
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newschessa month ago

Tata Steel Chess | Viswanathan Anand slips to third position after losing to Magnus Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand slipped to third position at the Tata Steel Chess event after being defeated by World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the 10th round of the tournament. While Anand has slipped to joint third position with six points, Carlsen has taken a sole lead in the tournament with seven points.
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newschessa month ago

Tata Steel Chess | Viswanathan Anand holds onto lead after draw against Richard Rapport

Viswanathan Anand registered a comfortable draw against Hungary’s Richard Rapport to stay in joint lead on six points after the end of the ninth round of Tata Steel Masters chess tournament at Wijk Ann Zee in Holland. Anand is now involved in a three-way tie with four rounds still to play.
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newschessa month ago

Chess | D Sukesh becomes India’s youngest and World’s second youngest grandmaster

D Sukesh has become India’s youngest and World’s second youngest chess grandmaster at the age of 12 years 7 months and 17 days. Sukesh beat close friend R Praggnanandhaa’s record, who was 12 years and 10 months old when he had become India’s youngest Grandmaster last year.
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newschess3 months ago

Chess India Blitz | Viswanathan Anand gets better of Hikaru Nakamura to win title

Viswanathan Anand managed to beat American chess ace Hikaru Nakamura to clinch the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz title in Kolkata. The 48-year-old chess legend won the final in the play-off against the overnight leader Nakamura by tying with 12.5 points after 18 games.
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newschess3 months ago

Virat Kohli was emotional in his “leave India” comment, feels Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand has asserted that Virat Kohli got a bit emotional and had no control while he asked a fan to “leave India” on social media last week. The chess legend has also mentioned that in sports you see many characters and the one of the Indian skipper fits him the best.
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newschess3 months ago

World Women Chess Championship | Indian challenge ends as D Harika bows out

The Indian challenge came to an end at the World Women Chess Championship as Grandmaster D Harika lost to Russia’s Alexandra Kosteniuk. There will be no Indian representation in this USD 450000 world championship which will continue with last three rounds still to go in the women championship.
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newschess3 months ago

Viswanathan Anand lends support to include chess at Olympics

Viswanathan Anand has offered his support to ensure that the game of chess finds a spot in the Olympics, starting from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The international governing body for chess body has already applied for the same and expects a final decision to be made this summer.
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