CHESS

  • Viswanathan Anand loses World Chess Championship November 24, 2014

    Magnus Carlsen retained his world title, handing out a punishing defeat to Indian challenger Anand in the 11th round of their title match in Russia on Sunday. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand makes easy draw but Carlsen closer to title November 20, 2014

    Anand managed the easiest of draws in Game 9 against Carlsen but the Norwegian inched closer towards retaining his crown as he leads the Indian ace by a full point. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Magnus Carlsen in Game 8 November 19, 2014

    In the eighth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with white pieces drew with Magnus Carlsen. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand held by Carlsen in Game 5 November 14, 2014

    Viswanathan Anand missed out on an opportunity to press for serious advantage and settled for a draw with defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the fifth game of the world chess championship. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen spilt points in Game 4 November 13, 2014

    World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and title challenger Viswanathan Anand decided to split points after 47 moves in their fourth game of the title match held in Russia. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand wins Game 3, draws level with Carlsen November 11, 2014

    In the Queen's Gambit Declined opening, playing white, Indian ace Anand started confidently and the moves progressed as per the book with the champion castling on the King side. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand should attack more in future games: Praveen Thipsay November 10, 2014

    Former Indian Chess Grandmaster, Praveen Thipsay tells CNN-IBN that Viswanathan Anand's strong point is attack rather than defence. Anand currently trails Magnus Carlsen in World Chess Championship....
  • Viswanathan Anand faces Magnus Carlsen in World Championship rematch November 8, 2014

    Anand freed from the shackles of the World Champion title and remained unbeaten as he clinched the Candidates tournament in Siberia earlier this year. ...
  • Anand roars back to threaten Carlsen's crown March 31, 2014

    CNN-IBN talks to Pravin Thipsay on Anand winning the Candidates event, earning a right to challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen. ...
  • Exclusive: Viswanathan Anand quashes retirement talk November 29, 2013

    Following his defeat to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen at the World Chess Championship in Chennai recently, Anand says he is not thinking about retirement as yet and needs some time off. ...
  • Magnus Carlsen becomes new world champion November 22, 2013

    Carlsen closed the championship with two games to spare by taking his tally to required 6.5 points out of a possible ten, winning three and drawing seven games. ...
  • Anand's reign as World Chess Champion all but over November 21, 2013

    Viswanathan Anand's reign as World Chess Champion is all but over after he lost once again to Magnus Carlsen in Game nine in Chennai. ...
  • An uphill task ahead for Anand but not impossible: Susan Polgar November 20, 2013

    Polgar said making a comeback is not impossible for Anand and all he needs to do is to focus on one game at a time. ...
  • Can Anand turn things around against Carlsen? November 20, 2013

    With time running out, Anand has to go all out for a win in Game 9 of the World Chess Championship and break the unflinching Carlsen. ...
  • World crown slipping away from Viswanathan Anand November 19, 2013

    Magnus Carlsen now leads by 53, just three draws or 1.5 points shy of winning his maiden world title with four games still to come in the 12games match. ...
  • Carlsen came up with a surprise move in the seventh game: Thipsay November 18, 2013

    International Chess Grandmaster Pravin Thipsay feels that Anand could have taken the lead in the third game of the World Chess Championship. ...
  • Anand so far has dominated Carlsen: Thipsay November 13, 2013

    The third game turned out to be a hard fought affair lasting 51 moves after a rather sedate start that had seen the first two games ending in draws. ...
  • Chess fans cheer Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen November 12, 2013

    Chess mania has gripped Chennai and while most Indians are rooting for Vishy, there are some young chess fans who'll be cheering for Carlsen all the way. ...
  • Anand and Carlsen assessed each other in first two games: Thipsay November 12, 2013

    Grand Master Pravin Thipsay talks about the first two draws in the World Chess Championship and what's in store in Game 3. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand forces draw with black against Carlsen November 9, 2013

    The first game between defending world champion Viswanathan Anand and World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen ends in a draw. ...
  • Can Viswanathan Anand defend his World title against Magnus Carlsen? November 9, 2013

    The fivetime world champion from India will take on challenger Magnus Carlsen in a 12match rubber beginning in Chennai from today. ...
  • It's Anand vs Carlsen at World Chess Championship November 8, 2013

    The eyes of chess fans all over the world are on Chennai as Viswanathan Anand defends his World Championship crown against young challenger Magnus Carlsen. ...
  • Can Viswanathan Anand defend his world title on home turf? November 7, 2013

    Viswanathan Anand will clash with Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship in Chennai starting Saturday. ...
  • World final was my toughest match: Viswanathan Anand December 14, 2012

    CNNIBN Indian of the Year 2012 Viswanathan Anand, alongwith his wife Aruna, speaks to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai on his achievements. ...
  • Chess player goes to law over DU fitness rules September 7, 2012

    An aspiring chess player Chetna Karnani has moved court against Delhi University's new guidelines on sports quota. ...
  • India Positive: Grooming the blind chess genius August 4, 2012

    This week on India Positive, the stories of those who are grooming the speciallyabled. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand deserves the Bharat Ratna: Jayalalithaa June 5, 2012

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has demanded the World Chess Champion to be awarded the Bharat Ratna. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Viswanathan Anand June 4, 2012

    Following his fifth World Chess title in Moscow last week, Viswanathan Anand talks about his triumph. ...
  • 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. ...