newschess8 days 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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newschess9 days 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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newschess13 days 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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newschessa month 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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newschess2 months ago

Shamkir Chess Open | Viswanathan Anand settles for fourth; Magnus Carlsen ends on a high

Viswanathan Anand had to make do with the fourth spot in the recently concluded Shamkir Chess Open held in Azerbaijan as he played out a draw former world championship challenger Veselin Topalov. Meanwhile, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen won his final bout against Russia’s Alexander Grischuk.
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newschess3 months ago

Gashimov Memorial Chess | Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand in Round 2

Magnus Carlsen has got the batter of Vishwanathan Anand in the second round of the ongoing Gashimov Memorial chess tournament at at Shamkir in Azerbaijan. Anand, who drew his opening round game against David Navara, will now play Mamedyarov Shakhriyar in the next round of the tournament. 
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newschess5 months 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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newschess5 months 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 year ago

Norway Chess | Viswanathan Anand plays out another draw as Carlsen suffers shock defeat

Former World No. 1 Viswanathan Anand has played out yet another draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan to take his points tally to 2.5 points at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. World number one Magnus Carlsen was handed a surprise defeat by American Wesley So to open the tournament.
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newschessa year ago

Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Magnus Carlsen to keep title hopes alive

Playing with black, Viswanathan Anand managed to play out a draw with world number one Magnus Carlsen at the ongoing Altibox Norway Chess tournament to keep his title hopes alive. Before coming up against Anand, Carlsen had won both of his previous two matches in the tournament.
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