VISWANATHAN ANAND

  • Shamkir Chess: Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams, jumps to 2nd spot in world rankings 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand found his way back to the 2800 rating club and jumped to second spot in world rankings after beating local hero Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the eighth and penultimate round of Vugar Gashimov memorial. With his second victory on the trot in the strongest tournament of the...
  • Viswanathan Anand held by Rauf Mamedov at Shamkir Chess Meet 2 days ago

    Shamkir: Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand settled for an easy draw playing with black pieces against GM Rauf Mamedov of Azerbaijan in the 6th round of Shamkir Chess 2015, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. After beating erstwhile leader Wesley So of United States in the previous round, Anand's streak...
  • Viswanathan Anand crushes Wesley So in Shamkir Chess 4 days ago

    Five times world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory against overnight leader Wesley So of the United States of America in the fifth round of Shamkir Chess 2015, being held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. After four draws on the trot, Anand's chances finally came against the in-form So...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik 5 days ago

    Shamkir: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand drew with old foe Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the fourth round of Shamkir Chess 2015, held in the memory of Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov. With his fourth straight draw in one of the strongest tournament of the year, Anand maintained a fifth per cent score...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Giri in Shamkir Chess 6 days ago

    Shamkir (Azerbaijan): Former world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Anish Giri of the Netherlands after a combative game in the third round of Shamkir Chess on Sunday. On what turned out to be a tough day for the Indian ace after easier games in the first two...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vachier-Lagrave in Shamkir Chess tournament 1 week ago

    Shamkir (Azerbaijan): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his second straight draw in the Shamkir Chess tournament, signing peace with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France quite easily with black pieces in the second round here today. After letting reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway off the hook in the first...
  • Viswanathan Anand lets Carlsen off the hook, settles for draw April 17, 2015

    Shamkir: Viswanthan Anand let a golden opportunity slip as he let reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw with the Norwegian in the first round of 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament on Friday. Capitalising on an unforced error by Carlsen, five-time World Champion Anand...
  • Viswanathan Anand to meet Magnus Carlsen in Shamkir opener April 17, 2015

    Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand will meet reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first round of Shamkir Chess, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. Drawing number '4' in the drawing of lots, Anand will not only have the advantage of playing white in the first game but...
  • I forget about my achievements to stay focused: Viswanathan Anand March 22, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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...