newschessa month 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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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand admits to his dwindling performances

Viswanathan Anand has admitted that his performances are gradually falling down after his failure to qualify for the Candidates tournament, which acts as a qualifier for the World Championship. The five-time World Champion has also claimed that he will keep playing available tournaments until 2019.
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newschess2 months ago

IOM Chess Meet: Vishwanathan Anand wins the penultimate round, moves to joint third spot

Former world champion Vishwanathan Anand defeated Laurent Fressinet in the penultimate round and has moved to the joint third spot with black in the Isle of Man Tournament. Further, Anand will have to face Hou Yifan in the final round as she has already bagged the top women spot in the final round.
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newschess3 months ago

Chess Round up | Viswanathan Anand earns a draw as Harika Dronavalli wins in the second round

Viswanathan Anand managed a hard-earned draw against Lampert Jonas while Harika Dronavalli continued her winning run against Michael Babar, as both progressed into the third round of the Isle of Man International Tournament. Anand will face Lubbe Nikolas next as Harika takes on Nils Grandelius.
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newschess4 months ago

Viswanathan Anand finishes ninth at Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz Chess tournament

Viswanathan Anand failed to finish strongly in the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Chess tournament finishing in the 9th place in the standings. Levon Aronian, however, ended up winning the tournament followed by Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura in second and third place respectively.
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reportchessa year ago

London Chess Classic | Anand ends with a draw against Kramnik

Viswanathan Anand finished fourth with 5 points in the London Chess Classic with a draw against his old adversary Vladimir Kramnik on Sunday. Wesley So, who was already guaranteed of the top spot, finished the event with a draw against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to end with 6 points and win the event.
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newschessa year 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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newschessa year 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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newschessa year 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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reportchessa year ago

Viswanathan Anand faces uphill task at London Chess Classic

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand is faced with an uphill task at the London Chess Classic after he drew against Michael Adams in the fourth round. The Indian plays Philippines-born American Wesley So next that he must win to keep his title hopes alive.
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