VLADIMIR KRAMNIK

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beating Vladimir Kramnik at Bonn was important for Viswanathan Anand October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: He is known to be composure personified even under immense pressure and Viswanathan Anand, who is gearing up to defend his world title next month, gave ample proof of it in the 2008 edition against Vladimir Kramnik when he outwitted the celebrated Russian to clinch his third World...
  • Anand draws with Kramnik at Tal Memorial June 23, 2013

    Moscow: Victory eluded Viswanathan Anand yet again as the world champion played out a draw with Russian Vladimir Kramnik in the eighth and penultimate round of the Tal Memorial Chess Tournament here. Looking to control some damage after losing the first two games and a draw in the third in one...
  • 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...
  • Aronian, Anand to participate in Alekhine Memorial Tournament April 17, 2013

    Yerevan: Armenia's World No.2 Levon Aronian and World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand will take part in the Alexander Alekhine Memorial Tournament to be held jointly in Paris and St. Petersburg, Chess Federation of Armenia said Wednesday. The tournament will take place from April 21 to May 1. The elite of the...
  • Anand beats Kramnik to finish second in Zurich March 2, 2013

    Zurich: World champion Viswanathan Anand capitalised on a blunder by Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to beat him in the final round and finish second in the Zurich Chess Challenge that concluded here. The Indian ace was under pressure to come back to a 50 per cent score after losing to...
  • 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. ...
  • Chess king Anand lauds rise of noncricketing sports November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand has returned home to India after an incredible win over Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn to retain the World Championship title. Anand spoke to CNNIBN about his triumph, future plans and the growing popularity of noncricketing sports in India. CNNIBN: You did seem surprised by the...
  • Chess icon Viswanathan Anand gets hero's welcome November 21, 2008

    Chennai: Chess Grand master and world champion Viswanathan Anand was welcomed at Chennai International Airport after his victory in the Championship at Bonn. It was a hero's welcome in the wee hours of Friday, November 21. It was a sportstar returning after conquering the world and for a change, it was...
  • Anand is kinng: The grandest of Grandmasters October 31, 2008

    New Delhi: The balance of power has truly shifted, for long a preserve of the Russians, On Wednesday Grandmaster Viswanathan made it clear as to just who is the undisputed king. ...
  • Winning is a habit for him, says Anand's father October 30, 2008

    Chennai: World chess champion Viswanathan Anand's parents were overjoyed on hearing the news of their son retaining his world title against Russia's Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn. They thanked the media for all the support. "We thank the media for the love and support. The first title was the most special. We were...
  • Anand, the King of Chess | Gift bouquet | Wish him October 30, 2008

    Bonn: Viswanathan Anand beat his Russian opponent Vladimir Kramnik in the World Chess Championship in Bonn on Wednesday to retain his world title. Anand retained the title after ending the 11th game with Russias Vladimir Kramnik in a draw to reach 6.5 points against the Russian's 4.5. Chess is often described as...
  • Reactions: Anand's dad says well done | Advani wishes October 29, 2008

    Chennai: "A great job done, my son", exulted the proud father of Vishwanathan Anand who retained the world chess crown defeating Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in Bonn on Wednesday. Vishwanathan said the family had been tense for the last few days and today's result is a great relief. The father said "it...
  • Advani congratulates Anand on chess feat October 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition L K Adivani on Wednesday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Championship yet again. "Viswanathan Anand has made the country proud once again by winning the world championship. I congratulate him on this achievement," Advani told PTI. "Anand is an icon of the country...
  • Anand retains world chess title | Gift bouquet | Wish October 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Viswanathan Anand retained the World Chess Championship title in Bonn late on Wednesday night after ending the 11th game with Russias Vladimir Kramnik in a draw. Anand, who led 64 after 10 games, needed only a draw in one of the two remaining games to emerge champion once...
  • India awaits Anand's winning move against Kramnik October 29, 2008

    Bonn: Viswanathan Anand will resume his quest to retain the world championship in Bonn later on Wednesday night. Anand needs just half a point to defend the title he won last year in Mexico. His opponent Vladimir Kramnik of Russia put a spanner in the works just when everything was going according...
  • Anand loses Game 10 to Kramnik in Chess championship October 27, 2008

    Bonn: World Champion Viswanathan Anand lost Game 10 to Russian Vladimir Kramnik. In the World Chess Championships being played out in Germanys Bonn, Anand on Monday disappointed his fans by losing the game. Even a draw would have given Anand the title. Meanwhile, Grandmaster Sandeepan Chanda believes that since Anand will be...
  • Anand one point away from winning world chess title October 25, 2008

    Bonn: World chess champion Viswanathan Anand inched closer to retaining his title with a draw Friday against Russian challenger Vladimir Kramnik in the eighth game of their championship match. The draw gave Anand a 5.52.5 advantage in the 12game match and left him needing only one point one win, or...
  • World Chess title: Anand draws 7th game, leads 52 October 23, 2008

    Bonn: Viswanathan Anand inched closer to the World Chess Championship title after playing out a draw in the seventh game against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia at the Art and exhibition hall in Bonn on Thursday. Having won three games and drawn four in this 12game format, the Indian ace now leads...
  • Chess world title: Anand wins 6th game against Kramnik October 22, 2008

    Bonn (Germany): World Champion Viswanathan Anand called the shots again and dumped Russian Vladimir Kramnik in the sixth game with white pieces to extend his lead to 3 points at the half way stage of what is turning out to be incredibly onesided world championship match. The Indian ace took his...
  • Anand wins fifth game against Kramnik October 21, 2008

    Bonn: World chess champion Viswanathan Anand took a commanding twopoint lead over challenger Vladimir Kramnik on Monday when the Russian handed him a victory by making a horrible blunder under time pressure. The win gave Anand, of India, a 3.51.5 lead after five games in their 12game match. It was Anand's...
  • Anand, Kramnik draw in fourth game October 20, 2008

    Bonn: Defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India played to a 29move draw with Russian challenger Vladimir Kramnik on Saturday in the fourth game of their world chess championship match. Anand leads the 12game match 2.51.5. He won the third game in spectacular style on Friday after the two men drew their...
  • World chess title: Anand wins third game, takes lead October 18, 2008

    Bonn (Germany): Defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India scored the first victory in his title match against Russian Vladimir Kramnik with a third game that saw both players take off the gloves and go at each other with gusto. After a dull draw in game one and a complex but civilized...
  • World Chess title: Anand, Kramnik draw 2nd game October 16, 2008

    Bonn: World Champion Viswanathan Anand came up with an impressive performance to hold Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to a draw in the second round of the World Chess Championship on Wednesday. Though there was no overt aggression, it was clear that there was greater probing in the second game than...
  • Anand begins world chess title defence with a draw October 15, 2008

    New Delhi: World Champion Viswanathan Anand came up with an impressive performance to hold Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik to a draw in the opening round of the World Chess Championship at Bonn in Germany on Tuesday. Anand, who started his World Championship campaign with black pieces against Kramnik, settled for an...
  • Anand takes on Kramnik to defend his world title October 14, 2008

    New Delhi: World Chess champion Viswanathan Anand will need to draw on all his experience when he takes on world No. 6 Russian Vladimir Kramnik as he defends his world title for the first time in Bonn from Tuesday. Anand hasn't had the best of preparations going into the 12game match,...
  • Devil's Advocate: Viswanathan Anand on mind games May 4, 2008

    World chess champion Viswanathan Anand is set for his titledefending match against challenger and Russian Grand Master Vladimir Kramnik in October. Anand says Kramniks challenge and taunts dont bother him because he believes the main thing is to win. My own tendency is to just ignore him, Anand told Karan...