VISWANATHAN ANAND

  • Yearender: Anand losses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess 8 hours 33 minutes ago

    In what turned out to be a bitter-sweet year for Indian chess, five-time winner Viswanathan Anand lost his bid to regain his title in the Sochi World Championship but Indian men's team clinched a historic bronze at the 41st Olympiad. After losing his World Championship crown in Chennai in 2013, this...
  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Viswanathan Anand 4 days ago

    Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in 2015," the 45-year-old Indian grandmaster...
  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Viswanathan Anand 5 days ago

    Indore: Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand here on Sunday said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in 2015,"...
  • My best is yet to come, hopefully: Viswanathan Anand 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014. Asked if his best is yet to come,...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Classic December 15, 2014

    London: Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round on Monday. Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and...
  • Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura to a draw December 13, 2014

    London: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic here on Saturday. Anand yet again showed fine preparation in the tournament but the victory continued...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in London Classic December 12, 2014

    Celebrating his 45th Birthday, five times world champion Viswanthan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of London Chess Classic on Friday. After showing deep preparation against Kramnik in the opener, Anand could not dent Caruana's chances as black out of...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic December 11, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw in black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic here today. After finishing joint third in the rapid open tournament, Anand showed deep preparation in the first classical game here and this was a...
  • Viswanathan Anand loses World Chess Championship November 24, 2014

    Magnus Carlsen retained his world title, handing out a punishing defeat to Indian challenger Anand in the 11th round of their title match in Russia on Sunday. ...
  • Magnus Carlsen held up his nerves better: Anand November 23, 2014

    Chennai: In a battle of nerves Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen held up his own better, said the losing challenger from India Viswanathan Anand on Sunday. Addressing the media after losing the 11th game and the match in Russia, Anand termed the match as tough and that Carlsen held up...
  • Carlsen beats Anand in Game 11, retains World Chess Championship title November 23, 2014

    World chess champion, Norway's Magnus Carlsen retained his title, handing out a punishing defeat to Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match in Russia on Sunday. The reigning world champion punished Anand for his misadventurous exchange sacrifice on move 24 to wrap up the game in...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 11 November 23, 2014

    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 the...
  • World Chess Championship: Make-or-break time for Anand in Game 11 November 23, 2014

    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...
  • I still have some chances, says Viswanathan Anand November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 19, 2014

    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 November 19, 2014

    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 November 18, 2014

    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 November 18, 2014

    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 November 18, 2014

    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 November 17, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 15, 2014

    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 November 15, 2014

    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...