Chess Masters

  • Anand signs off with a draw; finishes fifth October 14, 2012

    Bilbao: World champion Viswanathan Anand could not fetch a win till the very end as he settled for a draw with Russian Sergey Karjakin in the 10th and final round of fifth Final Chess Masters to finish a lowly fifth here. Having lost to Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the penultimate...
  • Anand shocked by Carlsen in Final Masters October 13, 2012

    Bilbao: It went from bad to worse for world Champion Viswanathan Anand as he suffered a shocking loss at the hands of Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the ninth and penultimate round of fifth Final Chess Masters here. Having drawn the first eight games in the tournament, Anand was expected to hold...
  • Chess: Seventh draw for Anand in Final Masters October 10, 2012

    Bilbao (Spain): World champion Viswanathan Anand played out his seventh draw in as many games, signing peace with world number two Levon Aronian of Armenia in the seventh round of the fifth Final Chess Masters. With his seventh draw, nothing changed for Anand as he remained clear fourth in the six-player...
  • Anand draws again in Chess Masters September 29, 2012

    Sao Paulo: World champion Viswanathan Anand's winless streak continued as he played out a tame draw against out-of-form Sergey Karjakin of Russia -- his fourth in as many games -- in the fourth round of fifth Final Masters here. Playing in his first tournament after his world championship triumph in Moscow...
  • Anand held by leader Caruana in Chess Masters September 27, 2012

    Sao Paulo: World Champion Viswanathan Anand could not break the ice for the third day running and drew with Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the third round of fifth Final Chess Masters here. Anand, in fact, had to defend for a long time against the youngest participant here and it...
  • Anand draws with Aronian in Chess Masters September 26, 2012

    Sao Paulo: World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out his second draw on the trot, signing peace with Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of 5th Final Masters here. With draws from two white games so far, it turns out to be a mediocre start for Anand, who is...
  • Anand held by Vallejo Pons in Chess Masters opener September 25, 2012

    Sao Paulo: World champion Viswanathan Anand got tangled in a complicated position and was held to a draw by little-known Spaniard Francisco Vallejo Pons in the first round of the fifth Chess Masters final here. It was not a desirous start for the Indian ace, who played with white in the...