newschessa month 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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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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newschess6 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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newschess7 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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newschess7 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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newschess8 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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