VISWANATHAN ANAND

  • I forget about my achievements to stay focused: Viswanathan Anand 4 days ago

    Mumbai: He has seen more highs than lows in an illustrious career and Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand says one factor that has contributed immensely to this has been his habit of "forgetting" the achievements to keep the motivation intact. The five-time world champion says he likes to set new goals...
  • I will think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand 6 days ago

    Mumbai: With the World Chess Championship slated for 2016, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he will start thinking about the Candidates tournament only next year. "I am not thinking about the Candidates at all, because I don't know who is playing. It may well be that I am...
  • Viswanathan Anand loses to Nakamura at last hurdle, finishes 2nd in Zurich February 20, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Armageddon game and had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Classic that concluded, here on Friday. A sudden change in rules during the final stages of rapid competition paved...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Hikaru Nakamura to jump to sole lead February 18, 2015

    Zurich: Known to rise back after every debacle, Viswanathan Anand made another strong comeback defeating Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in the fourth round of the Zurich Chess Classic on Wednesday. Trailing Nakamura by a full point at the start of the contest, Anand knew he had to win to...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana at Zurich Chess Challenge February 17, 2015

    Zurich: Viswanathan Anand played out a tense draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy and slipped to second spot after the end of the third round of the Zurich Chess Challenge. After a brilliant victory against Armenian Levon Aronian in the previous round, it was a tipsy-turvy battle against Caruana for Anand...
  • Anand beats Aronian to jump to joint lead in Zurich Chess Challenge February 16, 2015

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand celebrated the Indian World Cup victory with a crushing win against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of Zurich Chess Challenge, here. Under tremendous pressure to perform like the Indian cricket team, Anand delivered the goods thanks to a remarkable piece of homework and...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in Zurich Chess Challenge February 15, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Sunday played out a draw with his 2008 challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. Playing his first game against Kramnik since December last, Anand could not do much with white pieces as Kramnik played a...
  • Viswanathan Anand finishes seventh after defeat against Michael Adams February 10, 2015

    Baden-Baden: Viswanathan Anand's campaign ended on a sour note as he lost to English Grandmaster Michael Adams in the seventh and final round to finish seventh in the Grenke Chess Classic, here today. A victory could have propelled him to a much needed 50% score but Anand let go a drawn...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats David Baramidze in Grenke Chess Classic February 9, 2015

    Baden-Baden: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got some consolation after scoring a regulation victory over David Baramidze of Germany in the sixth and penultimate round of Grenke Chess Classic, here. Coming after two straight losses against nemesis Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Levon Aronian of Armenia, the victory served as a...
  • Viswanathan Anand blunders again, loses to Levon Aronian in Grenke Chess February 8, 2015

    Baden-Baden: Viswanathan Anand's woes in the Grenke Chess Classic continued as the five times world champion blundered yet again and went down to Levon Aornian of Armenia in the fifth round that concluded here. After losing from an unclear position against world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the previous round,...
  • Viswanathan Anand slips to joint third in Grenke chess February 5, 2015

    Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India played out his third draw on the trot as he signed peace with Etienne Bacrot of France in the third round of Grenke Chess Classic. After missing out on what should have been a full point in the previous round against Arkadij Naiditsch of...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Arkadij Naiditsch in Grenke chess Round 2 February 4, 2015

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand did not capitalise on his chances and misplayed a better endgame to settle for a draw with Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany in the second round of Grenke Chess Classic. The draw with white pieces might prove costly for Anand especially because the position was clear better....
  • Viswanathan Anand holds Fabiano Caruana in Grenke chess opener February 3, 2015

    Baden-Baden: India's Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against world number two Fabiano Caurana of Italy in the first round of Grenke Chess Classic. Playing his first tournament after London Classic that he won, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand was pleasantly surprised as Caruana went for the Italian opening...
  • I am not thinking about retirement yet: Viswanathan Anand January 14, 2015

    He may have failed to add to the five world titles in the last couple of years but Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand said that retirement is not on his mind and is looking forward to play in 2015. ...
  • Yearender: Anand losses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess December 26, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 19, 2014

    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...