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  • Shamkir Chess: Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams, jumps to 2nd spot in world rankings 10 hours 0 minutes ago

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand found his way back to the 2800 rating club and jumped to second spot in world rankings after beating local hero Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the eighth and penultimate round of Vugar Gashimov memorial. With his second victory on the trot in the strongest tournament of the...
  • Viswanathan Anand held by Rauf Mamedov at Shamkir Chess Meet 2 days ago

    Shamkir: Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand settled for an easy draw playing with black pieces against GM Rauf Mamedov of Azerbaijan in the 6th round of Shamkir Chess 2015, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. After beating erstwhile leader Wesley So of United States in the previous round, Anand's streak...
  • Viswanathan Anand crushes Wesley So in Shamkir Chess 4 days ago

    Five times world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory against overnight leader Wesley So of the United States of America in the fifth round of Shamkir Chess 2015, being held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. After four draws on the trot, Anand's chances finally came against the in-form So...
  • Indian women hold top seed Ukraine in world team chess championship 4 days ago

    Aided by an excellent victory by Padmini Rout against former world champion Anna Ushenina, the Indian women played out a draw with top seed Ukrainian women in the third round of world women's team chess championship in China. It was the clinical approach by Padmini that stole the limelight on another...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik 5 days ago

    Shamkir: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand drew with old foe Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the fourth round of Shamkir Chess 2015, held in the memory of Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov. With his fourth straight draw in one of the strongest tournament of the year, Anand maintained a fifth per cent score...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Giri in Shamkir Chess 6 days ago

    Shamkir (Azerbaijan): Former world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Anish Giri of the Netherlands after a combative game in the third round of Shamkir Chess on Sunday. On what turned out to be a tough day for the Indian ace after easier games in the first two...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vachier-Lagrave in Shamkir Chess tournament 1 week ago

    Shamkir (Azerbaijan): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his second straight draw in the Shamkir Chess tournament, signing peace with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France quite easily with black pieces in the second round here today. After letting reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway off the hook in the first...
  • Indian men bank on P Harikrishna in World Team Chess championship 1 week ago

    Grandmaster P Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship. Harikrishna, the lone Indian in the top fifty of world ranking besides Viswanathan Anand, along with Krishnan Sasikiran has a task cut out. SP...
  • Indian women seek glory in World Team Chess Championship 1 week ago

    Chengdu: Led by world number three Koneru Humpy, the Indian women's team will look for an unprecedented medal haul when it competes in the World Team Chess Championship that gets underway in Chengdu. Humpy, who was ousted in the quarter-finals of the world women championship recently, will be the mainstay while...
  • Viswanathan Anand lets Carlsen off the hook, settles for draw April 17, 2015

    Shamkir: Viswanthan Anand let a golden opportunity slip as he let reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw with the Norwegian in the first round of 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament on Friday. Capitalising on an unforced error by Carlsen, five-time World Champion Anand...
  • Viswanathan Anand to meet Magnus Carlsen in Shamkir opener April 17, 2015

    Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand will meet reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first round of Shamkir Chess, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. Drawing number '4' in the drawing of lots, Anand will not only have the advantage of playing white in the first game but...
  • Sayantan Das best Indian in Dubai International Open chess April 15, 2015

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das finished on a high defeating Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in the ninth and final round and earned the distinction of being the best placed Indian in the Dubai International Open chess tournament. Despite his heroic performance that found him in the main prize list, Das, could...
  • Chess: Sayantan Das beats Mihajlo Stojanovic in Dubai International Open April 13, 2015

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das closed in on his Grandmaster norm, defeating Serbian Mihajlo Stojanovic in the seventh round of Dubai International Open chess tournament at the Dubai Chess and Culture club. Das has now taken his tally to a very respectable five points out of a possible seven, and given...
  • Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women's chess championship April 6, 2015

    Sochi: Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won the bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling by virtue of making it to the semi-finals of World Women's chess championship. Harika lost to the eventual winner Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the semi-finals. Muzychuk bagged the title after defeating Russian Natalija Pogonina 2.5-1.5 in...
  • World Women's Chess: Harika draws against Mariya, duel enters tie-breaker March 31, 2015

    Indian chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli on Monday drew against Ukraine Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 78 moves in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final at Sochi in Russia. In the other return semi-final game, Russian WGM Natalija Pogonina took sweet revenge for her loss on Sunday by defeating Swedish...
  • Surya Ganguly wins Grandmasters chess title March 24, 2015

    Kolkata: City-based GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly outwitted Cuban GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez in a battle of nerves to win the second International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here today. Surya, who was in the lead with Nigel Short and Lu Shanglei, opened up the kingside in a Sicilian defense and his two...
  • I forget about my achievements to stay focused: Viswanathan Anand March 22, 2015

    Mumbai: He has seen more highs than lows in an illustrious career and Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand says one factor that has contributed immensely to this has been his habit of "forgetting" the achievements to keep the motivation intact. The five-time world champion says he likes to set new goals...
  • I will think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand March 20, 2015

    Mumbai: With the World Chess Championship slated for 2016, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he will start thinking about the Candidates tournament only next year. "I am not thinking about the Candidates at all, because I don't know who is playing. It may well be that I am...
  • Koneru Humpy, D Harika take lead in World championship opener March 18, 2015

    Sochi: Indian Grandmasters Koneru Humpy and D Harika got off to a flying starts, winning the first game of the first round of the world women's chess championship here today. Seeded number one in the absence of defending champion Yifan Hao of China, Humpy had no problems crushing Ayah Moaataz of...
  • Vietnam's top player secures berth in Chess World Cup 2015 March 15, 2015

    Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese top seed Le Quang Liem defeated Laylo Darwin of the Philippines in the zone 3.3 qualifying round of the World Chess Championships 2015 to secure a berth in the Chess World Cup 2015. Vietnamese top national player Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son was held to a draw...
  • Viswanathan Anand loses to Nakamura at last hurdle, finishes 2nd in Zurich February 20, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Armageddon game and had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Classic that concluded, here on Friday. A sudden change in rules during the final stages of rapid competition paved...
  • Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand tops Zurich Chess Classical February 19, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fifth and final round to win the Classical section of Zurich Chess Classic. Awarded two points for a win and one for a draw under new rules in place, Anand tallied seven points...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Hikaru Nakamura to jump to sole lead February 18, 2015

    Zurich: Known to rise back after every debacle, Viswanathan Anand made another strong comeback defeating Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in the fourth round of the Zurich Chess Classic on Wednesday. Trailing Nakamura by a full point at the start of the contest, Anand knew he had to win to...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana at Zurich Chess Challenge February 17, 2015

    Zurich: Viswanathan Anand played out a tense draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy and slipped to second spot after the end of the third round of the Zurich Chess Challenge. After a brilliant victory against Armenian Levon Aronian in the previous round, it was a tipsy-turvy battle against Caruana for Anand...
  • Anand beats Aronian to jump to joint lead in Zurich Chess Challenge February 16, 2015

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand celebrated the Indian World Cup victory with a crushing win against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of Zurich Chess Challenge, here. Under tremendous pressure to perform like the Indian cricket team, Anand delivered the goods thanks to a remarkable piece of homework and...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in Zurich Chess Challenge February 15, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Sunday played out a draw with his 2008 challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. Playing his first game against Kramnik since December last, Anand could not do much with white pieces as Kramnik played a...
  • Viswanathan Anand finishes seventh after defeat against Michael Adams February 10, 2015

    Baden-Baden: Viswanathan Anand's campaign ended on a sour note as he lost to English Grandmaster Michael Adams in the seventh and final round to finish seventh in the Grenke Chess Classic, here today. A victory could have propelled him to a much needed 50% score but Anand let go a drawn...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats David Baramidze in Grenke Chess Classic February 9, 2015

    Baden-Baden: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got some consolation after scoring a regulation victory over David Baramidze of Germany in the sixth and penultimate round of Grenke Chess Classic, here. Coming after two straight losses against nemesis Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Levon Aronian of Armenia, the victory served as a...
  • Viswanathan Anand blunders again, loses to Levon Aronian in Grenke Chess February 8, 2015

    Baden-Baden: Viswanathan Anand's woes in the Grenke Chess Classic continued as the five times world champion blundered yet again and went down to Levon Aornian of Armenia in the fifth round that concluded here. After losing from an unclear position against world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the previous round,...
  • Chess: Vishwanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen again February 7, 2015

    Germany: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle against nemesis Magnus Carlsen of Norway and lost after a blunder in the fourth round of Grenke Chess Classic. The loss with white pieces proved quite costly for Anand as he slipped to joint sixth in the standings in the eight-player round...