Chess

  • Anand roars back to threaten Carlsen's crown 31-03-2014 08:09 PM

    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 29-11-2013 07:55 PM

    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 22-11-2013 08:41 PM

    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 21-11-2013 08:46 PM

    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 20-11-2013 09:23 PM

    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? 20-11-2013 09:19 PM

    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 19-11-2013 08:46 PM

    Magnus Carlsen now leads by 5-3, just three draws or 1.5 points shy of winning his maiden world title with four games still to come in the 12-games match. ...
  • Carlsen came up with a surprise move in the seventh game: Thipsay 18-11-2013 08:18 PM

    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 13-11-2013 02:28 PM

    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 12-11-2013 10:43 PM

    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 12-11-2013 03:31 PM

    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 09-11-2013 08:05 PM

    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? 09-11-2013 02:34 PM

    The five-time world champion from India will take on challenger Magnus Carlsen in a 12-match rubber beginning in Chennai from today. ...
  • It's Anand vs Carlsen at World Chess Championship 08-11-2013 09:46 PM

    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? 07-11-2013 11:35 AM

    Viswanathan Anand will clash with Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship in Chennai starting Saturday. ...
  • World final was my toughest match: Viswanathan Anand 14-12-2012 10:23 PM

    CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012 Viswanathan Anand, alongwith his wife Aruna, speaks to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai on his achievements. ...
  • Parimarjan Negi ecstatic by his achievements 20-10-2010 01:05 PM

    The country's youngest Grand Master says becoming the GM at 13 is the biggest achievement of his career so far. ...
  • Anand is a big hero, says Abhinav Bindra 24-08-2010 08:21 PM

    Controversies related to Commonwealth Games does not bother the ace Indian shooter. ...
  • I was very focussed, says Anand 24-05-2010 11:58 PM

    He will next participate in London Chess Classic in December, followed by Corus tournament in Wijk aan Zee. ...
  • 'I was mentally prepared to fight for every game' 16-05-2010 04:10 PM

    CNN-IBN spoke exclusively to World chess champion Vishwananthan Anand. ...
  • I was mentally prepared to fight: Anand 12-05-2010 11:14 PM

    CNN-IBN spoke to Viswanathan Anand after he beat Veselin Topalov on Tuesday. ...
  • Anand's parents proud of his achievement 12-05-2010 03:13 PM

    Elated after their son retained his World Chess Championship title, Viswanathan Anand's parents on Wednesday said the win is very special. ...
  • King of the game: Anand is world chess champ 12-05-2010 11:25 AM

    CNN-IBN's HImanshu Singhal has more on the rise of this prodigy from Chennai. ...
  • After hockey, chess players to rebel over dues 14-01-2010 08:05 PM

    Chess players upset with red tapism and callous attitude of their federation. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand ready for new challenges in 2010 24-12-2009 11:27 PM

    Anand will face Veselin Topalov to defend his World Championship title. ...
  • Chess champ Tania Sachdev works for HIV+ve kids 16-11-2009 01:27 PM

    The chess player wants to raise awareness about HIV in the country. ...
  • Anand aims for the top spot in chess rankings 26-06-2009 02:43 PM

    Vishwanathan Anand is not short on motivation to retain the world title. ...
  • Watch: At home with chess champion, Vishwanathan Anand 09-12-2008 04:38 PM

    Winning a world title is not something new for Viswanathan Anand. ...
  • Watch: Viswanathan Anand hones cooking skills 25-11-2008 11:13 PM

    CNN-IBN's HImanshu Singhal met the grand master relaxing at home. ...