VISWANATHAN ANAND

  • Viswanathan Anand close to winning Bilbao Masters September 20, 2014

    Bilbao: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand took a decisive step towards his second big title of the year after drawing with Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine in the fifth and penultimate round of the Final Masters here on Saturday. After crushing Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the fourth round, Anand cemented...
  • Viswanathan Anand closes in to title victory in Bilbao Masters September 20, 2014

    Bilbao: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand took a decisive step towards his second big title of the year after drawing with Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine in the fifth and penultimate round of the Final Masters here on Friday. After crushing Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the fourth round, Anand cemented...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Vallejo Pons to stay ahead in Bilbao Masters September 16, 2014

    Bilbao: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand cashed in on his chances to put it across Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the second round of Bilbao Final Masters. Anand displayed his technical prowess and had Vallejo offtrack with some brilliant ideas in the game and even though it would go down...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Ruslan Ponomariov in Bilbao opener September 15, 2014

    Bilbao: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand started his campaign at the Bilbao Final Masters with a crushing win over former FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine here. Playing his last tournament ahead of the World Championship rematch against Magnus Carlsen in November, Anand showed that he was in top form...
  • Viswanathan Anand falls behind in World Blitz after three losses on day 1 June 20, 2014

    Dubai (UAE): Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand could only manage 7.5 points out of a possible 11 on the opening day of the twoday World Blitz Chess Championship as he won seven games, lost three and drew one. World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who just annexed the world rapid crown as well,...
  • Viswanathan Anand wins bronze in world rapid chess June 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand came up with a thumping victory over reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen but had to settle for the bronze medal in the World Rapid Chess Champions. The game with Carlsen, who won Gold despite the defeat, was the talking point for thousands of chess buffs...
  • Viswanathan Anand joint third in World Rapid Chess Championship June 18, 2014

    Dubai: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand kept himself in contention by notching up 3.5 points on the penultimate day of the World Rapid Chess Championship here. With seven points from 10 games, Anand stands joint third in the strongest ever rapid chess tournament and the Indian ace will have to make...
  • Viswanathan Anand joint ninth after sedate start in World Rapid June 17, 2014

    Dubai: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand got off to a sedate start with two draws and ended up joint ninth after the end of the fifth round of World Rapid Chess Championship. A couple of draws at the beginning against Ivan Salgado Lopez of Spain and Maxim Matlakov of Russia in...
  • 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...
  • I needed this result as people need oxygen: Anand on Candidates win April 2, 2014

    He has rediscovered his form in the game of 64 squares by winning the FIDE Candidates tournament and Viswanathan Anand is more than happy with the win, looking forward to beat numero uno player Magnus Carlsen in his quest to regain the World Championship later this year. Talking to CNN-IBN, Anand...
  • Viswanathan Anand should add strategist to core team: Susan Polgar April 1, 2014

    Chennai: Four-time women's World chess champion Susan Polgar of Hungary feels that India's Viswanathan Anand can perhaps add another strategist rather than making wholesome changes to his A-team - his seconds - for his World Chess Championship match against defending champion Magnus Carlsen later this year. Susan, also a winner of...
  • 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 seals Candidates title with effortless draw March 30, 2014

    Khanty Mansiysk: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand sealed the Candidates tournament title with an effortless draw with Peter Svidler of Russia in the 14th and final round on Sunday. Having won one of the strongest tournaments of recent times with one round to spare, Anand just didn't want anything to go...
  • 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 to meet Karjakin in the penultimate round March 28, 2014

    Khanty Mansiysk: As he approaches the big game against Russia's Sergey Karjakin, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand would aim to carry forward his good from into the crucial 13th and penultimate round of the Candidates Chess tournament on Saturday. The oldest competitor in the fray, Anand has thus far outlasted everyone...
  • Anand let's Andreikin off the hook; maintains full point lead March 27, 2014

    Khanty Mansiysk: Taking a practical decision, Indian ace Viswanathan Anand let Russia's Dmitry Andreikin off the hook as he settled for a draw to maintain his full-point lead in the Candidates Chess tournament on Thursday. It turned out to be an exciting day for Anand who had things running for him...
  • Viswanathan Anand inches closer to title after draw with Kramnik March 26, 2014

    Khanty Mansiysk: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand inched closer to clinching the Candidates Chess tournament title after settling for an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the 11th round here. With just three rounds to go, Anand maintained his full point lead over nearest rival Levon...
  • Anand maintains lead after drawing with Mamedyarov at Candidates March 25, 2014

    Russia: Former World champion Viswanathan Anand remained on course for a rematch with Magnus Carlsen of Norway after securing an easy draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the 10th round of the Candidates Chess tournament. It turned out to be another good day for Anand as main contemporaries Levon Aronian...
  • 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...
  • Anand beats Topalov to regain sole lead at Candidates March 23, 2014

    Khanty Mansiysk: India's Viswanathan Anand regained the sole lead with a sparkling victory over former challenger Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria in the ninth round of the Candidates Chess tournament on Sunday. The hard-earned victory proved crucial for five-time World Champion Anand as he took his tally to six points out of...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian in Candidates chess tournament March 22, 2014

    Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Saturday gave jitters to his fans before signing an early draw with top seed Levon Aronian of Armenia in the eighth round of Candidates chess tournament. The draw against Aronian was important for Anand as the Indian ace not only maintained his joint lead...
  • Anand signs peace with Svidler, records 4th straight draw March 21, 2014

    Khanty Mansiysk, Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand signed peace with Peter Svidler of Russia in the seventh round to play out his fourth consecutive draw at the Candidates Chess tournament here. At the half way stage Anand took his tally to 4.5 points out of a possible seven and will...
  • 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 stays ahead with draw against Karjakin March 19, 2014

    Khanty Mansiysk, Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand remained in sole lead with a third straight draw, signing peace with Russian Sergey Karjakin in the sixth round of Candidates Chess tournament here on Wednesday. After scoring two victories in the first three rounds itself, Anand did not get many chances for...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Andreikin, keeps lead March 18, 2014

    Khanty Mansiysk, Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against lowest ranked Dmitry Andreikin of Russia in the fifth round, but kept the lead at the Candidates chess tournament here. It turned out to be a no-hassle day for Anand as the Indian was seen...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws but stays in front with sole lead March 18, 2014

    Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Vladimir Kramnik in the fourth round but remained in sole lead to stay in contention in the Candidates chess tournament on Tuesday. On what turned out to be an easy day for the Anand, he played to the tunes of...
  • Viswanathan Anand crushes Mamedyarov for second win in three games March 15, 2014

    Khanty Mansiysk, Russia: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand continued his fine form and crashed through the defences of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan to notch up his second successive win in the Candidates Chess tournament here. Not many experts had given Anand a chance coming in to candidates after he lost the...