newschess2 days 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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newschess11 days 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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newschess15 days 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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newschess19 days ago

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship title

Viswanathan Anand won the World Rapid Chess Championship beating Russia’s Vladimir Fedoseev in a three-way tie-break to reclaim the title he had won in 2003. Anand remained unbeaten throughout the tournament and was placed joint second at the start of the final five rounds before lifting the title.
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newschess20 days ago

World Rapid and Blitz | Viswanathan Anand exacts revenge from World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand has exacted sweet revenge of his 2013 World Championship loss to Magnus Carlsen in the World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Former multiple World Champion Anand and Carlsen met in round nine of the championship and the Indian managed to come out on top.
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newschess2 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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newschess3 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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newschess4 months ago

IOM Chess Meet | Viswanathan Anand finishes at joint second; Vidit Gujrathi signs off at third

Viswanathan Anand took 53 moves to overcome Chinese grandmaster Hou Yifan, in the ninth and final round, to finish the Isle Of Man Chess tournament in joint second position. Meanwhile, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi and Swapnil S Dhopade finished at the joint third position with 6.5 points each.
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newschess4 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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newschess4 months ago

IOM Chess Meet | Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujrathi settle for draws

Viswanathan Anand held Aleksandr Lenderman to a draw with five points, while Vidit Gujrathi also played out a draw against Magnus Carlsen in the Isle of Man International tournament. On the other hand, the likes of D Harika, A Chithambaram and R Praggnanandhaa lost to their opponents.
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