VISHWANATHAN ANAND

  • Viswanathan Anand right on track, says Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran 3 days ago

    Impressed by Viswanathan Anand's twin titles this year, Indian chess Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran said the five-time world champion is right on track for the coveted FIDE World Championship showdown against Magnus Carlsen. "The way he bounced back winning candidates and Bilbao (recently) speaks volumes about Anand's determination. "Certainly, he's on track," the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 12, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC panel to probe allegation of harassment by retired judge November 12, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a 3member committee to be set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a former apex court judge. A woman lawyer had in a blog claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the judge in December 2012. ...
  • Anand disappoints with loss to Nakamura May 13, 2013

    Bryne, Norway: World champion Vishwanathan Anand was in for a shocker as he lost to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the fourth round of Norway Chess 2013 Super tournament while Sergey Karjakin of Russia remained on path of creating history after he scored a victory over Levon Aronian of...
  • Anand to face Nakamura in round four of Norway Chess tournament May 12, 2013

    Bryne, Norway: Fresh from a brilliant victory against Bulgarian Veselin Topalov, world champion Vishwanathan Anand will next take on Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the fourth round of Norway chess 2013 Super Tournament. The three rounds for Anand have been contrasting so far. It was a sedate start with an easy...
  • Anand to face Carlsen for World Championship in Chennai May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Viswanathan Anand will defend his World Chess Championship title against world number one Magnus Carlsen in his home city as FIDE on Monday chose Chennai as the venue for the prestigious match. Even as it has been reported that Carlsen was not keen to play in Chennai and instead...
  • Anand outclasses Fressinet in round seven of Alekhine Memorial April 30, 2013

    St. Petersburg: Peaking at the right time, world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a facile victory against Laurent Fressinet of France to end up at a joint third spot after the seventh round of the Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament on Tuesday. The victory helped Anand take his tally to four points out...
  • Anand registers an easy draw in second leg of Alekhine Memorial April 29, 2013

    St. Petersburg: World Champion Viswanathan Anand got off to a good start in the second leg of Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament by holding Vladimir Kramnik for an easy draw in the sixth round that concluded here on Monday. Ending the Paris leg on a high with a victory against Ding Liren...
  • Vishwanathan Anand beats Ding Liren, jumps to sixth spot April 26, 2013

    Paris: World champion Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defenses of Chinese champion Ding Liren and jumped to sixth spot after the end of the fifth round of the Alekhine memorial chess tournament here at the Louvre. Ending the first leg of the tournament on a high, Anand proved too good for...
  • Vishwanathan Anand scores third draw in Alekhine Memorial April 25, 2013

    Paris: World champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with jointleader Maxime VachierLagraev of France in the fourth round of Alekhine Memorial chess tournament. It turned out to be an easy affair for Anand as he went for an ageold variation in the Semi Slav...
  • AnandCarlsen World Championship match could move out of Chennai April 23, 2013

    Chennai: There is some uncertainty over Chennai as the venue for the eagerlyawaited World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen after the World No 1 player from Norway expressed unhappiness with the FIDE's choice of venue. The FIDE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with All India...
  • Anand starts with a draw; Harikrishna wins January 13, 2013

    Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands): World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a quick draw with Hikaru Nakamura of United States while debutant P Harikrishna beat local player Anish Giri in the first round of the A group of Tata Steel Chess tournament that got underway here. Nakamura went for a surprise...
  • Anand draws with Nakamura in London Chess Classic December 10, 2012

    London: World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an exciting draw with Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in the eighth and penultimate round of the London Chess Classic, here on Monday. After a steady draw with Judit Polgar of Hungary in the previous round, it was a nervewracking game in which...
  • Anand to meet Jones in round five of London Classic December 6, 2012

    London: World Champion Viswanathan Anand will be keen to notch up his first victory in the London Chess Classic when he takes on lowestrated Gawain Jones of England in the fifth round at the Olympia here. A lucky escape after a blunder against Luke McShane of England, a missed opportunity...
  • Anand draws again in Chess Masters September 29, 2012

    Sao Paulo: World champion Viswanathan Anand's winless streak continued as he played out a tame draw against outofform Sergey Karjakin of Russia his fourth in as many games in the fourth round of fifth Final Masters here. Playing in his first tournament after his world championship triumph in Moscow...
  • Anand to face Karjakin in fourth round September 28, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Aiming for a win that has so far been elusive, world champion Viswanathan Anand will lock horns with an outofform Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fourth round of the fifth Final Masters here. With the business end of the tournament at Bilbao still more than a week...
  • Anand draws again in World Chess Championship May 15, 2012

    Moscow: World champion Viswanthan Anand played his fourth draw in the World Chess Championship against Boris Gelfand of Israel as the deadlock continued in the prestigious contest in Moscow on Tuesday. Playing black for the second time in the match, Anand continued his faith in the Slav defence and yet again...
  • Sporting legends lash out at CWG organisers September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: India's sporting legends lash out at the organisers, saying only sportsmen and sports lovers should be allowed to run the games. At the end of the day the athletes stand to lose out if the games can not be organised properly, say sportspersons PT Usha and Vishwanathan Anand who...
  • India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 25, 2010

    Get the day's top stories with CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Anand insulted: When will we learn to respect our sporting icons? August 25, 2010

    On India at 9, CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to a panel of experts on the controversy surrounding the HRD Ministry's failure to give citizenship clearance to Vishwanathan Anand. ...
  • India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 24, 2010

    Get all the top stories of the day with CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Citizenship row: HRD Minister apologizes to Anand August 24, 2010

    HRD Ministry had failed to give citizenship clearance to chess wizard Vishwanathan Anand to enable him to get an honorary doctorate from a university. ...
  • Vishwanathan Anand out of World Rapid Chess in Mainz August 3, 2009

    Mainz (Germany): World Champion Viswanathan Anand has bowed out of contention for a top place in the Grenkeleasing World Rapid Chess championship after being eliminated in the preliminary round. Having lost two of the first three games, Anand needed exceptional results with some luck to make it to the finals and...
  • Anand aims for the top spot in chess rankings June 26, 2009

    Vishwanathan Anand is not short on motivation to retain the world title and do well this year. He has already proved himself as one of the greatest rapid chess players ever. His recent victory in the format came against Peter Leko when Anand won 53 in the eightgame championship in...
  • Anand keen to keep world title as long as possible June 19, 2009

    Jaipur: World champion Vishwanathan Anand is eager to retain his title as long as possible and feels being a family man has helped him keep focus. "Yes I want to keep the world title for as long as possible. I want to retain it," said Anand, who was in Jaipur to...
  • Block everything and concentrate: Anand to Dhoni June 16, 2009

    New Delhi: World chess champion Vishwanathan Anand has also been taken in by the cricket mania even though he has been on a winning spree of his own. Anand knows how to handle pressure and understands exactly what it takes to prepare for a title defence. His much publicised meeting with Mahendra...
  • Anand held again, slips to fifth spot March 3, 2009

    Linares: World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Levon Aronian of Armenia and slipped to fifth spot in the ninth round of Magistral Ciudad De Linares Chess tournament here. Having lost to Aronian from a position of strength with white pieces, Anand could do little as black and the...
  • Anand shocked by Carlsen, slumps to joint fourth February 26, 2009

    Linares, Spain: World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shocked defeat against Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen in the sixth round to slump to joint fourth of Magistral Ciudad de Linares chess tournament in Linares. With his second loss in the first six rounds, Anand has now three points out of a possible...
  • Watch: At home with chess champion, Vishwanathan Anand December 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Winning a world title is not something new for Viswanathan Anand, but has this win made him a complete player? Watch this exclusive interview with the champion himself. ...
  • Watch: Viswanathan Anand hones cooking skills November 25, 2008

    After retaining the world Championship and regaining the top ranking, Viswanathan Anand is back home in Chennai. CNNIBN's HImanshu Singhal discovered, he is not only relaxing, but also honing other skills! ...