newschess11 days ago

Chess World Cup | Viswanathan Anand not among 10 Indians competing

India would be having as many as ten players participating in the Chess World Cup, which has been scheduled to begin from Monday, but veteran Viswanathan Anand won’t be one of them. The finalists in this tournament would be getting play in the Candidates cycle leading to World Chess Championship.
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newschessa month ago

Sinquefield Cup | Viswanathan Anand sneaks a draw to remain on top after third round

Vishwanathan Anand managed to play out a draw against Armenia's Levon Aronian that helped the Indian to hold on to his half-point lead at the top of the table in the ongoing Sinquefield Cup. For the second consecutive day in the tournament, all the players in contention had to settle for a draw.
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newschess2 months ago

Croatia Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand finishes 11th with nine draws

With only 4.5 points from 11 rounds, Viswanathan Anand finished 11th out of 12 players at the Croatia Grand Chess Tour, being held nine times, and defeated twice. World number one Magnus Carlsen took home the title with eight points, with Wesley So finishing second with seven points.
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newschess2 months ago

Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand held to a draw by Fabiano Caruana; Magnus Carlsen triumphs over Ding Liren

Viswanathan Anand’s subpar form in Zagreb continued as he played out yet another draw, this time against Fabiano Caruana of the United States, to practically end his chances of going to the top. Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen clinched yet another victory to maintain his position as the leader.
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newschess2 months ago

Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand draws against Ding Liren, Magnus Carlsen wins to claim top position

Viswanathan Anand’s wait for his first win in Croatia in the ongoing Grand Chess Tour continued as he was held to a quick draw by Chinese opponent Ding Liren. Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen continued his good stretch of form as he recorded his fifth win of the tournament to go to the top of the table.
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newschess3 months ago

Croatia Grand Chess tour | V Anand loses to Ian Nepomniachtchi in first round

Viswanathan Anand’s erratic run continued as he lost to Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi in the very first round of the Croatia Grand Chess tour despite having an encouraging start. The highlight of the first round was, however, Magnus Carles beating Holland’s Anish Giri in just 23 moves.
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newschess3 months ago

Altibox Norway Chess | Viswanathan Anand’s winning streak ends against Yu Yangyi of China

India’s Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand’s three-match winning streak came to a halt as he lost to China’s Yu Yangyi in the tie-break game in the sixth round of Altibox Norway chess tournament. In other game, Magnus Carlsen won from the jaws of defeat capitalizing on Ding Liren’s blunder.
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newschess3 months ago

Six Indian Grandmasters qualify for Grand Swiss Tournament

Six Indian chess Grandmasters have made it to the Grand Swiss Chess Tournament to be held in the Isle of Man from October 10 to 21. The list of Indian chess player qualified for the tournament also including legendary Viswanathan Anand who will take part in the tournament later in 2019.
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newschess3 months ago

Norway Chess | Viswanathan Anand drops to rock bottom after losing to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand’s run at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament went from bad to worse as he went to the bottom of the table after losing to Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Anand is now placed at the bottom alongside France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with half a point each.
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newschess4 months ago

India’s Nihal Sarin becomes third youngest player to cross 2600 Elo rating barrier

India chess ace Nihal Sarin became the third youngest player in the history after America’s John Burke and China’s Wei Yi to surpass 2600 Elo rating barrier. With this, Sarin has overcome fellow Indian Parimarjan Negi, who had achieved 2600 Elo at the age of 15 years and 11 months.
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