Grenke Chess Classic

  • Anand wins Grenke Classic after last-round triumph February 18, 2013

    Baden Baden (Germany): World champion Viswanathan Anand notched up his first title of the year when he scored an emphatic victory over German Arkadij Naiditsch to lift the Grenke Chess Classic trophy here. In what turned out to be a nail-biting finish, Anand had to wait for Fabiano Caruana to...
  • Anand jumps to joint lead in Grenke Chess Classic February 17, 2013

    Baden-Baden, Germany: World champion Viswanathan Anand outplayed Daniel Fridman of Germany and jumped to joint lead after the 10th and penultimate round of Grenke Chess Classic here. Having missed out on a few promising positions, the Indian ace ensured a fine victory and took his tally to 5.5 points. Anand's path...
  • Anand held by Meier again; Caruana stretches lead February 16, 2013

    Baden-Baden, Germany: World champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Georg Meier of Germany for the second time in the Grenke Chess classic now underway here. Desperately seeking victory with the white pieces, Anand yet again came close but could not continue the momentum to let his advantage...
  • Anand draws with Caruana at Grenke Chess Classic February 15, 2013

    Baden-Baden: World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by tournament leader Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the seventh round of the Grenke Chess Classic here. Caruana, with white, could do little other than pressing Anand for a little time in the middle game and this turned out to be...
  • Anand held by Adams; joint second now February 14, 2013

    Baden-Baden, Germany: World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with English Grandmaster Michael Adams to be joint second after the sixth round of Grenke Chess Classic now underway here. With his fifth draw out of six games, Anand took his tally to 3.5 points out of a possible six and...
  • Anand beats Naiditsch to jump to second spot February 12, 2013

    Germany: World Champion Viswanathan Anand came up with a sterling effort to beat German Grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch in the fifth round of Grenke Chess Classic here. After misplaying some fine positions, the Indian ace was finally at his best and Naiditsch was outdone in the middle game itself. The first...
  • Viswanathan Anand plays a draw against Daniel Fridman February 11, 2013

    Baden-Baden: World champion Viswanathan Anand missed out on a winning advantage and played out a draw with Daniel Fridman of Germany in the fourth round of the Grenke Chess Classic here. With his fourth draw in as many games, Anand slipped to joint third spot in the six-players double round-robin...
  • Anand draws with Meier again at Grenke Chess Classic February 10, 2013

    Baden-Baden: World champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, forced to sign peace with lowest-ranked Georg Meier of Germany in the third round of the Grenke Chess Classic here. Playing black for the second time in three days, Anand could do little against a rock-solid display...
  • Anand held by Caruana; slips to joint third February 9, 2013

    Germany: World champion Viswanathan Anand slipped to joint third after being held to a draw by second seed Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of the Grenke Chess Classic here. With two draws from two games, the Indian took his tally to one point. His first white game...
  • Anand settles for draw in Grenke Classic opener February 8, 2013

    Baden-Baden, (Germany): World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a fighting draw with Michael Adams of England in the first round of the Grenke Chess Classic that got underway here. After a last round shocking loss against Wang Hao of China at the just-concluded Tata Steel Chess tournament, Anand seemed to be...
  • Anand to meet Adams in Grenke Chess Classic opener February 7, 2013

    Baden-Baden: Considered the favourite to lift the title, world champion Viswanathan Anand has been given the top billing at the Grenke Chess Classic and and will take on Michael Adams of England in the first round here. After his third place finish in the Tata Steel Chess tournament, Anand will look...