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  • Viswanathan AnandMagnus Carlsen world title rematch to be held in Sochi June 11, 2014

    The muchanticipated World Championship rematch between Indian veteran Viswanathan Anand and titleholder Magnus Carlsen will be staged from November 7 to 28 in Sochi, Russia. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced the schedule at a press conference, saying that the budget for the event has been set at USD three million. The match...
  • Candidates title moralebooster for Carlsen rematch: Anand May 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Viswanathan Anand feels winning the Candidates title has given him fresh motivation needed to avenge last year's loss to world number one Magnus Carlsen, when the two meet in the World Chess Championship title clash later this year. Fivetime world champion Anand registered three victories in 14 games without a...
  • Viswanathan Anand looks forward to re-match against Magnus Carlsen April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Championship loss in Chennai had "knocked the stuffing out" of Viswanathan Anand but the five-time winner on Wednesday said that clinching the Candidates title has boosted his confidence and he would try to avenge his loss to Magnus Carlsen later this year. Three losses over 10 games...
  • How dinner with Kramnik inspired Anand to chase the world title again April 3, 2014

    Viswanathan Anand may not have even played the Candidates Tournament, let alone win it and now stand at Magnus Carlsen's doorstep to challenge him for the world title the Indian wizard lost to the Norwegian around six months back. Anand has admitted that he was in two minds over his participation...
  • 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. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand wins Candidates, can challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen now March 29, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand won the 2014 FIDE Candidates Chess tournament after settling for a draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the 13th and penultimate round on Saturday. Anand has an unassailable 1.5 point lead with one more round to play in the tournament. It was a marathon against...
  • Anand in command and a likely contender for Carlsen March 24, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has come back with a big bang and is the most likely contender to challenge Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next world championship match to be held later this year. Leading by a full point with five rounds still to come in the candidates, Anand's...
  • Viswanathan Anand enters crucial stage in Candidates tournament March 20, 2014

    Russia: Placed comfortably on top of the table with a half-point lead, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will enter the crucial phase of the Candidates chess tournament, taking on Peter Svidler after the second rest day here. From a great beginning to some cautious play, Anand, with four points in his...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen, occupies joint fourth spot February 4, 2014

    Zurich: Viswanathan Anand maintained his composure and played out an easy draw against reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth and final round of classical section at the Zurich Chess challenge. Former world champion Anand finished the classical section on four points with one win, two draws and...
  • Viswanathan Anand ties for third in Zurich blitz; loses to Carlsen January 30, 2014

    Zurich: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand won two, lost two and drew one for a joint third place finish at the blitz tournament of Zurich Chess Classic that concluded here on Thursady. On what turned out to be a decent outing, Anand had to bear the brunt of losing to Norwegian...
  • Hunger to succeed is still alive: Viswanathan Anand December 22, 2013

    Kolkata: He might have been dethroned as the world champion by Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen at home, but the hunger to succeed is still alive in Viswanathan Anand who says he is looking forward to fix some issues and start the new season on a positive note. "The hunger is still...
  • I was outplayed by Carlsen, says Anand November 30, 2013

    New Delhi: In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN after losing his world title, Viswanathan Anand said that he was outplayed by the 22yearold Magnus Carlsen. "The thing is Magnus is a different opponent with a different style and I could not figure him out. He also has a radical approach to...
  • 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. ...
  • My dream is to see chess played in every Indian school: Anand November 24, 2013

    New York: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand, who was dethroned by Magnus Carlsen as the world champion last week, says he dreams about the game being played in every school in the country. "My dream is to see chess played in every school in India," Anand, a fivetime world champion, has...
  • Profile: New chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen November 23, 2013

    A grandmaster at 13 and a world champion at 22 Magnus Carlsen certainly knows how to breach a fortress with carefully planned and timed moves, that take him to an unarmed King and his throne. With his victory over fivetime world champion from India, Viswanathan Anand, in Chennai, the babyfaced...
  • Anand cracked under pressure: Carlsen November 22, 2013

    Chennai: Newlycrowned world champion Magnus Carlen on Friday said that fivetime title holder Vishwanathan Anand crumbled under pressure in the World Chess Championship match here. Soon after completing the formalities of a draw to lift the World Chess Championship title, Carlsen said it was the pressure that did the trick on...
  • Fifth game was the turning point, says Viswanathan Anand November 22, 2013

    Chennai: Admitting that newlycrowned world champion Magnus Carlsen dominated the duel, fivetime title holder Vishwanathan Anand on Friday said that the loss in the fifth game of the World Chess Championship match turned out to be a "heady blow" for him. Anand's reign as the world champion came to a heartbreaking...
  • 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. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Carlsen dethrones Anand to become new world champion November 22, 2013

    Chennai: Fivetime titleholder Viswanathan Anand's reign as the world champion came to a heartbreaking end on Friday with Norway's Magnus Carlsen taking the crown after a hardfought draw in the 10th game of the World Chess Championship match, which ended on Friday. Carlsen, who will be 23 years on 30th November,...
  • As it happened, World Chess Championship 2013: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 10 November 22, 2013

    Magnus Carlsen closed in on the crown after defeating defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship match. On what turned out be a dramatic affair, Anand missed out on his chances in white pieces and suffered a painful defeat that almost sealed the fate of...
  • I had to give it a shot, says Viswanathan Anand November 21, 2013

    Chennai: His title defense in tatters after suffering another loss, world champion Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said he was left with little choice and decided to go for the kill in the ninth game as he had to drastically change the course of the match. Going into the ninth game on...
  • 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. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand loses Game 9, Carlsen a draw away from title November 21, 2013

    Chennai: Challenger Magnus Carlsen closed in on the crown after defeating defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship match on Thursday. On what turned out be a dramatic affair, Anand missed out on his chances in white pieces and suffered a painful defeat that almost...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand loses Game 9 to Magnus Carlsen November 21, 2013

    Defending world champion Viswanathan Anand probably has one last chance in the ninth game today to defend his title against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ongoing World Chess Championship.With eight games gone, Anand is down but still not out. It's a twogame deficit for the Indian ace and...
  • 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. ...
  • Last chance for Anand to defend title in World Chess Championship November 20, 2013

    Chennai: With four games to go, defending champion Viswanathan Anand will probably have one last chance in the ninth game to defend his title against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ongoing World Chess Championship on Thursday. With eight games gone, Anand is down but still not out. It's a...
  • 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. ...
  • World Chess C'ship: I'll try to liven things up in next game, says Viswanathan Anand November 20, 2013

    Chennai: Time might be running out and the throne slipping away but defending champion Viswanathan Anand made it clear that he will come back harder in the next game after drawing the eighth tie of the World Chess Championship rather easily, here Tuesday. "Of course the match situation explains itself and...
  • World Chess Championship: Game 8 also ends in draw; Carlsen retains twopoint lead November 19, 2013

    Chennai: World champion Viswanathan Anand got an easy draw with black as challenger Magnus Carlsen continued his march towards the throne after the end of the eighth game of the World Chess Championship here on Tuesday. The morale boosting draw, first since the first game of the match, is likely to...