Final Masters

  • Viswanathan Anand beats Vallejo Pons to stay ahead in Bilbao Masters 2 days ago

    Bilbao: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand cashed in on his chances to put it across Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the second round of Bilbao Final Masters. Anand displayed his technical prowess and had Vallejo off-track with some brilliant ideas in the game and even though it would go down...
  • Another draw for Anand at Final Masters October 12, 2012

    Bilbao, (Spain): World champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he was held to a draw by Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the eighth round of the fifth Final Masters here at the Alhondiga. The eighth draw in as many games means that Anand is now out of...
  • Victory eludes Anand again, plays another draw October 12, 2012

    Bilbao: World champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he was held to a draw by Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the eighth round of the fifth Final Masters here at the Alhondiga. The eighth draw in as many games means that Anand is now out of...
  • Sixth straight draw for Anand in Final Masters chess October 9, 2012

    Bilbao: World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out his sixth draw on the trot, signing peace with Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in round six of fifth Final Masters chess championship here. The second leg of the championship, which got underway after a week's break, was not expected to be very...
  • Anand draws; Caruana continues to leads at Chess Masters September 30, 2012

    Sao Paulo: World Champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for the elusive victory continued as he played out fifth draw on the trot, signing peace with Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth round of 5th Final Masters, here. Yet another draw, coming with white pieces, did not serve Anand's cause in any...
  • Anand to face Karjakin in fourth round September 28, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Aiming for a win that has so far been elusive, world champion Viswanathan Anand will lock horns with an out-of-form Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fourth round of the fifth Final Masters here. With the business end of the tournament at Bilbao still more than a week...
  • Anand beats Vallejo to finish fifth in Bilbao October 12, 2011

    Bilbao: World Champion Viswanthan Anand recovered a little to beat Francisco Vallejo Pons of Ukraine in the tenth and final round of 4th Final Masters and had to be content with a fifth place finish in the six-player double round-robin that concluded here. Languishing at the last place at the start...
  • Anand fourth in Final Masters after Ivanchuk draw October 12, 2011

    Bilbao: World Champion Viswanathan Anand played his fourth draw on the trot, sharing the point with tournament leader Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine to slip to the fourth spot after the eighth round of the fourth Final Masters chess tournament. The draw as black came easy in the return game and Ivanchuk...
  • Anand held by Nakamura in Bilbao October 12, 2011

    Bilbao: Victory eluded Viswanathan Anand yet again and the world champion was held to a draw by Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the seventh round to remain joint second in the fourth Final Masters' second leg here. After his fifth draw, a sole victory and a loss, Anand remained on...
  • Anand held by Aronian in Bilbao Masters October 2, 2011

    Sao Paulo: World Champion Viswanathan Anand has slipped to joint third spot after he was held to a draw by Levon Aronian of Armenia at the half way stage of the fourth Bilbao Final Masters here. Anand's third white in the tournament went in vain for the third time on the...
  • Ivanchuk shocks Anand in Bilbao Final Masters September 29, 2011

    Sao Paulo: World Champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a rare loss, going down to Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine in the third round of the fourth Bilbao Final Masters here. After two fighting draws, Anand did not achieve much in the opening as white, and once his position worsened Ivanchuk played in machine-like...
  • Anand to meet Carlsen in Final Masters opener September 26, 2011

    Sao Paulo (Brazil): It will be a clash of the titans as world champion Viswanathan Anand will take on world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first round of the Bilbao Final Masters chess tournament in Brazil. The concluding event of the Grand Slam will be played in two...