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  • World Chess Championship: Make-or-break time for Anand in Game 11 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    Sochi: Trailing by a full point with just two games remaining, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand would desperately need a victory to stay afloat against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match here on Sunday. With the scores at 5.5-4.5 in favour of the Norwegian, Anand needs one victory, and...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand draws Game 10 against Magnus Carlsen Yesterday

    Sochi: Overcoming some anxious moments, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen on Friday played out the 10th game of the world chess title match to a 32-move draw against Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in Russia. Perhaps the one notable aspect of the game was that Anand was able to queen a...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 10 Yesterday

    Trailing by a point with just three games to go, challenger Viswanathan Anand needs a win today to bring the championship at level pegging. The last game ended in a quick draw after just 20 moves, maintaining Magnus Carlsen's one-point at 5-4. The Norwegian now needs just 1.5 points to defend his...
  • I still have some chances, says Viswanathan Anand 2 days ago

    Sochi: Despite being down 4-5 with just three more games to go, Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said he was fine with an easy draw in the ninth game and insisted that he still has a chance of posting a win in the World Chess Championship match. "You have to just play...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand makes easy draw but Carlsen closer to title 2 days ago

    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: Carlsen draws Game 9 against Anand, maintains one-point lead 2 days ago

    Not wanting to take any chances in a drawn position, champion Magnus Carlsen opted to split points with title challenger India's Viswanathan Anand in their ninth game of the World chess championship in Sochi on Thursday. Carlsen went for a draw through the route of perpetual checks-checks by repetitive moves to...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 9 2 days ago

    Preview: Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. Click HERE for all you want to know about the 12-game rubber to decide the 2014 FIDE World Champion. With...
  • Game 9: Anand faces difficult situation against Carlsen in World Chess Championship 3 days ago

    Sochi: Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. With the scores favouring Carlsen 4.5-3.5 after eight games in the 12-game match, Anand is now under serious pressure to...
  • Viswanathan Anand faces difficult situation against Magnus Carlsen 3 days ago

    Sochi: Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. With the scores favouring Carlsen 4.5-3.5 after eight games in the 12-game match, Anand is now under serious pressure to...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Magnus Carlsen in Game 8 4 days ago

    In the eighth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with white pieces drew with Magnus Carlsen. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Game 8 between Anand and Carlsen ends in a draw 4 days ago

    Chennai: Belying expectations of chess fans across the world for a positive result, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and title challenger Viswanathan Anand Tuesday decided to split points in 41 moves in the eighth round of their title match at Sochi in Russia. It was a very good preparation by...
  • World Chess Championship: Game 8 between Anand and Carlsen ends in a draw 4 days ago

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw after suffering for a long time in the seventh game of the World Chess championship against Magnus Carlsen. Trying to recuperate from a double blunder in the previous sixth game of the 12-game match, Anand did not show any signs of fatigue and...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand holds Carlsen to a draw in a marathon Game 7 5 days ago

    Sochi: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw after suffering for a long time in the seventh game of the world chess championship against Magnus Carlsen now underway here. Trying to recuperate from a double blunder in the previous sixth game of the 12-game match, Anand did not show any...
  • As it happened: Anand vs Carlsen, World Chess Championship, Game 7 5 days ago

    Preview: Viswanathan Anand will aim to stage a quick comeback and improve his chances of regaining the World Championship crown from Magnus Carlsen when the two resume their battle. Having done well for five games, Anand seemed to have missed the thread completely in the sixth game played on Saturday and...
  • Game 7: Viswanathan Anand needs a quick comeback against Magnus Carlsen 6 days ago

    Sochi: Left to rue his own mistakes in a stunning loss, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand will aim to stage a quick comeback and improve his chances of regaining the World Championship crown from Magnus Carlsen when the two resume their battle on Monday. Having done well for five games, Anand...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand loses Game 6 to Carlsen, trails by one point 1 week ago

    Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen defeated the title challenger, India's Viswanathan Anand, in the sixth game of their world title match at Sochi in Russia Saturday. With two connected passers on the king's side for Carlsen and down by whopping three pawns at the end of 37th move, Anand had...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 6 1 week ago

    Locked at 2.5 points each, the duo would like to take home the advantage as the 12-game championship hits midway. Game 1 ended in a draw, followed by Carlsen bagging full points in the second Game. Anand, though, hit back soon to level it at 1.5 points each by winning Game...
  • 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: Carlsen holds Anand to a draw 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 now underway here. The third draw in five games restored the parity and the scores now stand at 2.5-2.5...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Carlsen vs Anand, Game 5 November 14, 2014

    Having shocked Magnus Carlsen with a victory in Game 3 and then held him at bay in Game 4, Anand, playing with white, has a chance to take the lead in Game 5. While a draw would not be a bad result for Anand, he needs to keep the pressure...
  • 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: Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen spilt points in Game 4 November 12, 2014

    Chennai: World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and title challenger India's Viswanathan Anand Wednesday decided to split points after 47 moves in their fourth game of the title match held in Russia. At the end of the fourth game, both players have two points each in the 12-game match. "Anand started off quite...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 4 November 12, 2014

    Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand defeated World Champion Magnus Carlsen in 34 moves in the third game of their world title match held in Russia, in the process breaking the "Carlsen Jinx" bugging him since losing the world title to Carlsen last year. Click HERE for all you want to know...
  • 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. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand wins Game 3 to draw level with Magnus Carlsen November 11, 2014

    Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory over defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the third game of the world chess championship now underway in Sochi. Having lost the second game of the match, Anand was almost in a must-win situation and the Indian ace came up with his best effort against Carlsen...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 3 November 11, 2014

    Defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway drew the first blood by defeating challenger Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Chess Championship. With his first victory as early as in the second tie of the 12-game match, Carlsen now leads the series by 1.5-0.5 and Team Anand will now...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand loses Game 2 to Magnus Carlsen November 9, 2014

    Sochi, Russia: Defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway drew the first blood by defeating challenger Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Chess Championship here on Sunday. It turned out to be a shocking defeat for Anand, who played the black side of a Ruy Lopez after what appeared...
  • As it happened: Carlsen vs Anand, World Chess Championship, Game 2 November 9, 2014

    After the drawn opening game on Saturday, the win in Game 2 gives Carlsen one-point lead over his challenger Anand who has 0.5 points.Click HERE for all you want to know about the 12-game rubber to decide the 2014 FIDE World Champion.Satisfied with the draw in a tough opening match,...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand draws first game against Magnus Carlsen November 8, 2014

    Indian ace Viswanathan Anand played out a fighting draw with defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first game of the World Chess championship on Saturday. Having drawn the white pieces in the drawing of lots, Anand went for the blood on expected lines but Carlsen, after some initial problems...
  • As it happened: Carlsen vs Anand, World Chess Championship 2014, Game 1 November 8, 2014

    The 12-game rubber begins today in Sochi with Viswanathan Anand, the challenger, fighting to win the crown he lost last year to Magnus Carlsen, the champion. Click HERE for all you want to know about the championship. ...