World Chess Championship

  • Viswanathan Anand-Magnus Carlsen world title rematch to be held in Sochi 11-06-2014 05:10 PM

    The much-anticipated World Championship rematch between Indian veteran Viswanathan Anand and title-holder 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....
  • Candidates title morale-booster for Carlsen rematch: Anand 31-05-2014 06:41 PM

    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. Five-time world champion Anand registered three victories in 14 games without...
  • Anand dethroned in roller-coaster year for Indian chess 22-12-2013 12:41 PM

    New Delhi: It started with a great deal of excitement and anticipation but year 2013 turned out to be a disappointing one for Indian chess as the legendary Viswanathan Anand got outplayed in his own backyard to surrender the World Championship crown. It was a story of missed opportunities, expected...
  • I was outplayed by Carlsen, says Anand 29-11-2013 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN after losing his world title, Viswanathan Anand said that he was outplayed by the 22-year-old Magnus Carlsen. "The thing is Magnus is a different opponent with a different style and I could not figure him out. He also has a radical approach...
  • Exclusive: Viswanathan Anand quashes retirement talk 29-11-2013 07:55 PM

    Following his defeat to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen at the World Chess Championship in Chennai recently, Anand says he is not thinking about retirement as yet and needs some time off. ...
  • My dream is to see chess played in every Indian school: Anand 24-11-2013 03:48 PM

    New York: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand, who was dethroned by Magnus Carlsen as the world champion last week, says he dreams about the game being played in every school in the country. "My dream is to see chess played in every school in India," Anand, a five-time world champion,...
  • Profile: New chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen 23-11-2013 11:54 AM

    A grandmaster at 13 and a world champion at 22 - Magnus Carlsen certainly knows how to breach a fortress with carefully planned and timed moves, that take him to an unarmed King and his throne. With his victory over five-time world champion from India, Viswanathan Anand, in Chennai, the...
  • Anand cracked under pressure: Carlsen 22-11-2013 10:08 PM

    Chennai: Newly-crowned world champion Magnus Carlen on Friday said that five-time title holder Vishwanathan Anand crumbled under pressure in the World Chess Championship match here. Soon after completing the formalities of a draw to lift the World Chess Championship title, Carlsen said it was the pressure that did the trick...
  • Fifth game was the turning point, says Viswanathan Anand 22-11-2013 09:26 PM

    Chennai: Admitting that newly-crowned world champion Magnus Carlsen dominated the duel, five-time title holder Vishwanathan Anand on Friday said that the loss in the fifth game of the World Chess Championship match turned out to be a "heady blow" for him. Anand's reign as the world champion came to a...
  • Magnus Carlsen becomes new world champion 22-11-2013 08:41 PM

    Carlsen closed the championship with two games to spare by taking his tally to required 6.5 points out of a possible ten, winning three and drawing seven games. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Carlsen dethrones Anand to become new world champion 22-11-2013 08:16 PM

    Chennai: Five-time title-holder Viswanathan Anand's reign as the world champion came to a heart-breaking end on Friday with Norway's Magnus Carlsen taking the crown after a hard-fought draw in the 10th game of the World Chess Championship match, which ended on Friday. Carlsen, who will be 23 years on 30th...
  • As it happened, World Chess Championship 2013: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 10 22-11-2013 02:08 PM

    Magnus Carlsen closed in on the crown after defeating defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship match. On what turned out be a dramatic affair, Anand missed out on his chances in white pieces and suffered a painful defeat that almost sealed the fate...
  • I had to give it a shot, says Viswanathan Anand 21-11-2013 08:52 PM

    Chennai: His title defense in tatters after suffering another loss, world champion Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said he was left with little choice and decided to go for the kill in the ninth game as he had to drastically change the course of the match. Going into the ninth game...
  • Anand's reign as World Chess Champion all but over 21-11-2013 08:46 PM

    Viswanathan Anand's reign as World Chess Champion is all but over after he lost once again to Magnus Carlsen in Game nine in Chennai. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand loses Game 9, Carlsen a draw away from title 21-11-2013 07:51 PM

    Chennai: Challenger Magnus Carlsen closed in on the crown after defeating defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship match on Thursday. On what turned out be a dramatic affair, Anand missed out on his chances in white pieces and suffered a painful defeat that...
  • World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand loses Game 9 to Magnus Carlsen 21-11-2013 02:43 PM

    Defending world champion Viswanathan Anand probably has one last chance in the ninth game today to defend his title against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ongoing World Chess Championship.With eight games gone, Anand is down but still not out. It's a two-game deficit for the Indian ace and...
  • An uphill task ahead for Anand but not impossible: Susan Polgar 20-11-2013 09:23 PM

    Polgar said making a comeback is not impossible for Anand and all he needs to do is to focus on one game at a time. ...
  • Can Anand turn things around against Carlsen? 20-11-2013 09:19 PM

    With time running out, Anand has to go all out for a win in Game 9 of the World Chess Championship and break the unflinching Carlsen. ...
  • Last chance for Anand to defend title in World Chess Championship 20-11-2013 07:12 PM

    Chennai: With four games to go, defending champion Viswanathan Anand will probably have one last chance in the ninth game to defend his title against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ongoing World Chess Championship on Thursday. With eight games gone, Anand is down but still not out. It's...
  • World crown slipping away from Viswanathan Anand 19-11-2013 08:46 PM

    Magnus Carlsen now leads by 5-3, just three draws or 1.5 points shy of winning his maiden world title with four games still to come in the 12-games match. ...
  • World Chess C'ship: I'll try to liven things up in next game, says Viswanathan Anand 19-11-2013 06:40 PM

    Chennai: Time might be running out and the throne slipping away but defending champion Viswanathan Anand made it clear that he will come back harder in the next game after drawing the eighth tie of the World Chess Championship rather easily, here Tuesday. "Of course the match situation explains itself...
  • World Chess Championship: Game 8 also ends in draw; Carlsen retains two-point lead 19-11-2013 05:12 PM

    Chennai: World champion Viswanathan Anand got an easy draw with black as challenger Magnus Carlsen continued his march towards the throne after the end of the eighth game of the World Chess Championship here on Tuesday. The morale boosting draw, first since the first game of the match, is likely...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 8 19-11-2013 02:56 PM

    The crown slipping away from his hands, defending champion Viswanathan Anand will have to pull himself together and produce a couple of sterling efforts to come back in the World Chess Championship match against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen. With just five games to go in the 12-game match, Carlsen has two...
  • Carlsen came up with a surprise move in the seventh game: Thipsay 18-11-2013 08:18 PM

    International Chess Grandmaster Pravin Thipsay feels that Anand could have taken the lead in the third game of the World Chess Championship. ...
  • World Chess Championship: Anand draws Game 7, Carlsen stays two points ahead 18-11-2013 05:52 PM

    Chennai: Defending champion Viswanathan Anand could not break through the defenses of challenger Magnus Carlsen and had to be content with a draw in the seventh game of the World Chess Championship here on Monday. It turned out to be another tame affair after two back-to-back losses for Anand as...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 7 18-11-2013 02:45 PM

    The crown slipping away from his hands, defending champion Viswanathan Anand will have to pull himself together and produce a couple of sterling efforts to come back in the World Chess Championship match against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen after a rest day.With the scoreline reading 4-2 in favour of Carlsen at...
  • Viswanathan Anand aims for turnaround after rest day 17-11-2013 03:41 PM

    Chennai: The crown slipping away from his hands, defending champion Viswanathan Anand will have to pull himself together and produce a couple of sterling efforts to come back in the World Chess Championship match against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen. With the scores reading 4-2 in favour of Carlsen and just six...
  • Anand loses again, trails 2-4 in World Chess Championship 16-11-2013 08:44 PM

    Chennai: World champion Viswanathan Anand struggled once again with his white pieces and suffered a painful defeat against challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the sixth game of the World Chess Championship on Saturday. After a shocking loss from a drawn position in the fifth game, Anand looked prepared to...
  • World Chess Championship: Carlsen posts another win over Anand in Game 6 16-11-2013 03:00 PM

    Catch live action from Game 6 between the defending champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen beat Anand in the fifth game on Friday to take 3-2 lead in the 12-rubber game. The first four games ended in a draw. ...
  • My counter play did not work: Anand 15-11-2013 11:20 PM

    Chennai: Defending champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday conceded that his counter play did not work well in the fifth game of World Chess Championship match that the Indian lost after a long and typical grind against challenger Magnus Carlsen. "Somehow my counter play did not materialise. There are many continuations,...