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  • Surya Ganguly wins Grandmasters chess title 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Chess: Harikrishna, Adhiban joint third in Gibraltar February 6, 2015

    Gibraltar: Indian Grandmasters Pendyala Harikrishna and Baskaran Adhiban got desired results in the final round to tie for the third spot in the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess festival that concluded here. Up against Hikaru Nakamura in the final round, Harikrishna had to undergo a long grind lasting almost six hours before the...
  • Viswanathan Anand slips to joint third in Grenke chess February 5, 2015

    Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India played out his third draw on the trot as he signed peace with Etienne Bacrot of France in the third round of Grenke Chess Classic. After missing out on what should have been a full point in the previous round against Arkadij Naiditsch of...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Arkadij Naiditsch in Grenke chess Round 2 February 4, 2015

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand did not capitalise on his chances and misplayed a better endgame to settle for a draw with Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany in the second round of Grenke Chess Classic. The draw with white pieces might prove costly for Anand especially because the position was clear better....
  • Viswanathan Anand holds Fabiano Caruana in Grenke chess opener February 3, 2015

    Baden-Baden: India's Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against world number two Fabiano Caurana of Italy in the first round of Grenke Chess Classic. Playing his first tournament after London Classic that he won, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand was pleasantly surprised as Caruana went for the Italian opening...
  • I am not thinking about retirement yet: Viswanathan Anand January 14, 2015

    He may have failed to add to the five world titles in the last couple of years but Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand said that retirement is not on his mind and is looking forward to play in 2015. ...
  • Ramnath Bhuvanesh, Rathnakaran record upset wins in Chennai chess January 1, 2015

    Chennai: Indian International Masters Ramnath Bhuvanesh and Rathnakaran stunned higher-rated Grandmasters to move into shared lead with 3.0 points after the third round of the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament, here on Thursday. Top seed Grandmaster Ivan Popov of Russia (2.5) was held to a draw by GM Norm...
  • Abhijeet Gupta best Indian in Al Ain Classic December 27, 2014

    Al Ain, UAE: Riding on three back-to-back victories, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta emerged as the best performing Indian as he finished seventh in the Al Ain Classic International chess tournament that concluded here. Gupta, who started the tournament as the defending champion, lost his fifth and sixth round games but scored victories...
  • Yearender: Anand losses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess December 26, 2014

    In what turned out to be a bitter-sweet year for Indian chess, five-time winner Viswanathan Anand lost his bid to regain his title in the Sochi World Championship but Indian men's team clinched a historic bronze at the 41st Olympiad. After losing his World Championship crown in Chennai in 2013, this...
  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Viswanathan Anand December 22, 2014

    Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in 2015," the 45-year-old Indian grandmaster...
  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Viswanathan Anand December 21, 2014

    Indore: Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand here on Sunday said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in 2015,"...
  • My best is yet to come, hopefully: Viswanathan Anand December 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014. Asked if his best is yet to come,...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Classic December 15, 2014

    London: Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round on Monday. Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and...
  • Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura to a draw December 13, 2014

    London: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic here on Saturday. Anand yet again showed fine preparation in the tournament but the victory continued...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in London Classic December 12, 2014

    Celebrating his 45th Birthday, five times world champion Viswanthan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of London Chess Classic on Friday. After showing deep preparation against Kramnik in the opener, Anand could not dent Caruana's chances as black out of...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic December 11, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw in black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic here today. After finishing joint third in the rapid open tournament, Anand showed deep preparation in the first classical game here and this was a...