Boris Gelfand

  • Anand draws with Karjakin as Gelfand wins Tal Memorial June 24, 2013

    Moscow: World champion Viswanathan Anand ended his campaign with an easy draw against Sergey Karjaikin of Russia in the ninth and final round of Tal Memorial Chess tournament that concluded here on Monday. Boris Gelfand of Israel, who had lost to Anand in the last World championship match, deservingly won the...
  • Resurgent Anand to meet Gelfand in fourth round June 17, 2013

    Moscow: Fresh from his victory against Russian Alexander Morozevich, a resurgent Viswanathan Anand will take on his last world championship challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fourth round of Tal memorial chess tournament here. Starting out with a loss against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the opener, Anand followed it...
  • Aronian, Anand to participate in Alekhine Memorial Tournament April 17, 2013

    Yerevan: Armenia's World No.2 Levon Aronian and World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand will take part in the Alexander Alekhine Memorial Tournament to be held jointly in Paris and St. Petersburg, Chess Federation of Armenia said Wednesday. The tournament will take place from April 21 to May 1. The elite of the...
  • Anand beats Kramnik to finish second in Zurich March 2, 2013

    Zurich: World champion Viswanathan Anand capitalised on a blunder by Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to beat him in the final round and finish second in the Zurich Chess Challenge that concluded here. The Indian ace was under pressure to come back to a 50 per cent score after losing to...
  • Israel PM to turn country into chess superpower June 5, 2012

    Jerusalem: Encouraged by Boris Gelfand's heroic battle against India's Viswanathan Anand, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to make the Jewish state a "chess superpower". "The State of Israel is a 'brain superpower' and chess is a game of brain. Thanks to people like you, we shall turn Israel into...
  • Fifth world title my toughest ever win: Anand June 4, 2012

    Chennai: Of all the five world titles he has won so far, Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand has rated the latest one as the toughest in terms of intensity. Anand has been the undisputed world champion since 2007 and he is back in the country after defending his fifth world...
  • I am satisfied and happy: Viswanathan Anand June 3, 2012

    World chess champion Viswanathan Anand said he was not playing badly in Moscow, but he had a difficult opponent. ...
  • Boris Gelfand a complicated rival: Anand June 3, 2012

    Viswanathan Anand said his challenger Boris Gelfand was a tough nut to crack and had his own set of innovations. ...
  • No plans to retire: Viswanathan Anand June 3, 2012

    Chennai: He has been the undisputed world champion for the past five years, but Indian chess veteran Viswanathan Anand has no plans of calling it quits just yet as he says his morale is on a high after beating a "complicated" Boris Gelfand to notch up his fifth world title. "There...
  • World chess champion Anand gets hero's welcome June 2, 2012

    After defending his world chess champion title, Viswanathan Anand on Saturday returned to Chennai from Moscow. ...
  • Jubilant fans welcome Anand back home June 2, 2012

    Chennai: World chess champion Viswanathan Anand on Saturday received a rousing welcome by his fans, who linedup in good numbers to greet him, as the chess wizard returned home after winning his fifth world title. Anand defeated Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in rapid tiebreak in Moscow to defend his world championship...
  • Anand receives championship medal, prize money May 31, 2012

    Moscow: Newlycrowned world chess champion Viswanathan Anand received a gold medal, prize money of $1.4 million (around Rs 7.9 crore), a memento and a piece of contemporary art displaying him and challenger Boris Gelfand, for his achievement at a ceremony in Moscow on Thursday. Stating that his connection with Russia has...
  • Is Anand India's greatest ever individual sportsman? May 30, 2012

    Visawanatahan Anand crowned world chess champion for the fifth time after beating Israe's Boris Gelfand in a 4match tie breaker 2.5 1.5. ...
  • News 360: Vishy Anand becomes world chess champion for 5th time May 30, 2012

    Viswanathan Anand retained his title with a 2.51.5 scoreline against Israel's Boris Gelfand in a tense rapid chess tiebreaker at Moscow. ...
  • I'm relieved, says world chess champion Anand May 30, 2012

    Moscow: India's fivetime world chess champion Viswanathan Anand says he was too tense to be happy after he won the title for the fifth time beating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the tiebreaker in Moscow on Wednesday. "Game one was a tense start. It was a long and tough match. The...
  • Viswanathan Anand wins fifth World Chess title May 30, 2012

    Viswanathan Anand retained his world title by defeating Boris Gelfand in a tense tiebreaker in Moscow on Wednesday. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand retains world chess crown May 30, 2012

    Moscow: India's chess champion Viswanathan Anand has successfully retained his world No. 1 title by winning the fourth game of his rapid chess tiebreaker against challenger Boris Gelfand in the World Chess Championship on Wednesday. This is Anand's fifth world title. Anand led 21 going into the fourth game of...
  • Viswanathan Anand retains world chess crown May 30, 2012

    Moscow: Indias chess champion Viswanathan Anand has successfully retained his world No. 1 title by winning the fourth game of his rapid chess tiebreaker against challenger Boris Gelfand in the World Chess Championship on Wednesday. This is Anands fifth world title. Anand led 21 going into the fourth game of...
  • Live: Anand v Gelfand, World Chess C'ship May 30, 2012

    India's Viswanathan Anand and Israel's Boris Gelfand play the tiebreaker today after 12 games failed to crown the World Chess Champion. ...
  • The other world of professional chess players May 30, 2012

    Caged inside a Glassed Room, they resemble gladiators on a stage, separated from the outside world, as it were, by thick glass panels that keep noises out. When they get up and survey the board from a few feet away, they walk ever so slowly, like tigers on a prowl,...
  • Anand, Gelfand to play tiebreaker for world title May 28, 2012

    Moscow: Defending champion Viswanathan Anand was stretched to the tiebreaker of the World Chess Championship by his Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand following a draw in the 12th and final game in Moscow on Monday. The tenth draw in the 12game match ensured that the Israeli stays in the championship with honours,...
  • AnandGelfand penultimate round match drawn May 26, 2012

    Moscow: Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand on Saturday drew the 11th game against challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel as the World Chess Championship heads into a dramatic finish in Moscow. The 24move draw in the penultimate game under the normal time control gives Anand a slight edge as he plays with white...
  • Anand shocked by Gelfand in seventh game May 20, 2012

    Moscow: Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered a jolt in his title defence as he lost to his Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the seventh game of the World Chess Championship in Moscow on Sunday. It turned out to be a disastrous day for Anand and he now trails 3.04.0 in the...
  • Anand draws again in World Chess Championship May 17, 2012

    Moscow: Victory continued to elude defending champion Viswanathan Anand as the Indian Grandmaster failed to break the deadlock yet again and had to settle for a draw against challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fifth game of the World Chess Championship on Thursday. This was the fifth successive draw in...
  • Anand draws again in World Chess Championship May 15, 2012

    Moscow: World champion Viswanthan Anand played his fourth draw in the World Chess Championship against Boris Gelfand of Israel as the deadlock continued in the prestigious contest in Moscow on Tuesday. Playing black for the second time in the match, Anand continued his faith in the Slav defence and yet again...
  • Anand draws second World Championship game May 12, 2012

    Moscow: Defending champion Viswanathan Anand showcased fresh preparation as black and got an easy draw against rival Boris Gelfand in the second game of the World Chess Championship now in progress here. Anand equalised easily out of the opening springing a surprise as early as on move five by going...