newschessa month ago

Grandmaster B Adhiban wins the Reykjavik Open 2018 – Bobby Fischer Memorial title

Baskaran Adhiban becomes just the second Indian Grandmaster to lift the Reykjavik Open title after Abhijeet Gupta won the title back in 2016. Adhiban managed to waive off pressure from Turkey’s Mustafa Yilmaz as he settled for a draw in the final round of the tournament to claim the title.
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newschessa month ago

Chess | B Adhiban stays in first place in Reykjavik Open, Nihal Sarin joint second

Indian Grandmaster B Adhiban, who started the tournament as the fourth-ranked player, has managed to retain his place at the top of the standings alongside top seed Richard Rapport. However, after a draw in round seven, Nihal Sarin has dropped a place and is now placed in second position.
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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand points to Tal Rapid win to show Riyadh wasn’t one-off

Viswanathan Anand has answered his critics, who were quick to judge his time was over after a bad 2017, pointing to the Tal Rapid feat and stating that the Riyadh win was not a one-time thing. Anand also shared his memory of legendary Latvian grandmaster Mikhail Tal, whom he had met back in 1988.
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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand wins the Rapid event at the 11th Tal Memorial

Viswanathan Anand made it all the way to Rapids title at the 10-man single round-robin event at the Tal Memorial, which took place in the Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow. The chess maestro lost only one match in the whole tournament that was against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
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newschess3 months ago

Viswanathan Anand plays out easy draw in second round

Viswanathan Anand has played out an easy draw against Russian Sergey Karjakin in the second round of the Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament. Indian grandmaster B. Adhiban was defeated by current world champion Magnus Carlsen in the second round of the ongoing tournament in the Netherlands.
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newschess4 months ago

Viswanathan Anand expresses interest to participate in Chess Olympiad

After winning the World Rapid title in Riyadh recently a confident Viswanathan Anand is now willing to participate in the Chess Olympiad after 12 years. The premier biennial team event will be held in Georgia in September and Anand’s presence will be a huge boost for the Indian team.
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newschess4 months ago

Viswanathan Anand pleasantly surprised after reclaiming World Champion title again

After a disappointing 2017, Viswanathan Anand silenced his critics by winning the Rapid Worlds and the Bronze medal in the Blitz category in Riyadh. Anand suggested that changes in his routine between matches is what helped him achieve greater productivity, and ultimately made the difference.
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newschess4 months ago

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship title

Viswanathan Anand won the World Rapid Chess Championship beating Russia’s Vladimir Fedoseev in a three-way tie-break to reclaim the title he had won in 2003. Anand remained unbeaten throughout the tournament and was placed joint second at the start of the final five rounds before lifting the title.
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newschess4 months ago

World Rapid and Blitz | Viswanathan Anand exacts revenge from World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand has exacted sweet revenge of his 2013 World Championship loss to Magnus Carlsen in the World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Former multiple World Champion Anand and Carlsen met in round nine of the championship and the Indian managed to come out on top.
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newschess5 months 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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