newschess13 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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newschess14 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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newschess18 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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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

I never play for a draw, always want to win, reveals B Adhiban

Baskaran Adhiban, nicknamed ‘The Beast’, spoke openly about his aggressive approach to every game which has helped him work wonders in the international chess circuit. Adhiban crossed the 2700 ELO rating mark after impressing at the recent World Teams Championship with the Indian team.
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newschess5 months 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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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 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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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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newschess7 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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