newschess20 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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newschess21 days 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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newschess24 days 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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newschess24 days 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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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

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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newschess4 months ago

Isle of Man tournament | Viswanathan Anand settles for draw against USA’s Robert Hess

Viswanathan Anand played out a hard-fought draw against American counterpart, Robert Hess, in the second round of the ongoing Isle of Man Chess tournament. Meanwhile, Indian youngsters - Vidit Gujarati, Vaibhav Suri, Abhijeet Gupta, V. Vishnu Prasanna, and Harsha Bharathakoti continued to impress.
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newschess4 months ago

Viswanathan Anand outplays Raunak Sadhwani; S Kidambi draws Vladimir Kramnik

Viswanathan Anand pulled off a surprise win over youngster Raunak Sadhwani in the first round of Isle of Man International Chess tournament. Meanwhile, S Kidambi played out an impressive draw against Russian grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik in the opening round of the tournament.
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newschess4 months ago

World Chess Olympiad | Indian men’s team lose to Armenia while Women draw against Italy

The Indian men’s chess team which included Viswanathan Anand and P Harikrishna slumped to a 1.5-2.5 defeat against eighth-seed Armenia at the World Chess Olympiad being played in Georgia. The women’s team, however, were held to a 2-2 draw against Italy in the ninth round of the Olympiad.
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