Chess

  • 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 30, 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 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 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 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 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

    CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012 Viswanathan Anand, alongwith his wife Aruna, speaks to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief 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 14, 2012

    This week on India Positive, the stories of those who are grooming the specially-abled. ...
  • 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. ...
  • World chess champion Anand gets hero's welcome June 2, 2012

    After defending his world chess champion title, Viswanathan Anand on Saturday returned to Chennai from Moscow. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand's journey to 5th world title May 31, 2012

    CNN-IBN traces Viswanthan Anand's journey to the pinnacle of chess following his fifth World Championship title on Wednesday. ...
  • It was a tough win vs Gelfand: Viswanathan Anand May 31, 2012

    Viswanathan Anand was relieved to have come out on top against Boris Gelfand in the Rapid chess tiebreaker on Wednesday to win the World Championship for the fifth time. ...
  • India @ 9 with Veeraraghav, Suhasini Haidar May 30, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Veeraraghav and Suhasini Haidar. ...
  • Is Anand India's greatest ever individual sportsman? May 30, 2012

    Visawanatahan Anand crowned world chess champion for the fifth time after beating Israe's Boris Gelfand in a 4-match tie breaker 2.5 - 1.5. ...
  • News 360: Vishy Anand becomes world chess champion for 5th time May 30, 2012

    Viswanathan Anand retained his title with a 2.5-1.5 scoreline against Israel's Boris Gelfand in a tense rapid chess tie-breaker at Moscow. ...
  • Proud parents hail Viswanathan Anand's achievement May 30, 2012

    Viswanathan Anand parents talk exclusively to CNN-IBN after their son made them and whole nation proud. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand world champ for the 5th time May 30, 2012

    Viswanathan Anand successfully retained his world No. 1 title by winning the fourth game of his rapid chess tie-breaker against challenger Boris Gelfand on Wednesday. ...