ZURICH CHESS CHALLENGE

  • Viswanathan Anand signs off disappointing Zurich Challenge, finishes fifth February 5, 2014

    Zurich: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle with his form and had to be content with a fifthplace finish after a poor show in the rapid section of the Zurich Chess Challenge that concluded here. Staying joint fourth spot on four points after the Classical games, Anand could...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen, occupies joint fourth spot February 4, 2014

    Zurich: Viswanathan Anand maintained his composure and played out an easy draw against reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth and final round of classical section at the Zurich Chess challenge. Former world champion Anand finished the classical section on four points with one win, two draws and...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Gelfand in Zurich Chess; joint third now February 3, 2014

    Zurich: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand tasted his first success in Classical Chess this year after defeating his former challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fourth round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here on Monday. With his first win in four games, Anand jumped to joint third spot on three...
  • 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...
  • Anand draws with Gelfand, stays last in Zurich Chess March 1, 2013

    Zurich: Victory eluded world champion Viswanathan Anand yet again as he played out a fourth draw in five games, against Boris Gelfand of Israel, and remained at the bottom after the fifth and penultimate round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. Following a shock defeat in the previous round against Fabiano...
  • Viswanathan Anand shocked by Caruana February 28, 2013

    Zurich: World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of young Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the fourth round of Zurich Chess Challenge here on Thursday. The loss, coming after a spate of three draws from the first three games, cost Anand quite dearly as from his...
  • Anand to meet Caruana in round four at Zurich February 27, 2013

    Zurich: World champion Viswanathan Anand will take on Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the fourth round of Zurich Chess Challenge here. With all the six games between four participants ending in a draw in the first three rounds, the stage is set for a fitting finale in the double round...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana at Zurich February 24, 2013

    Zurich: World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the first round of the Zurich Chess Challenge that got underway here. Playing black in the opener of his third super tournament of the year, Anand was seen pushing for an advantage as black...
  • Anand in a tough field in Zurich Chess Challenge February 23, 2013

    Zurich (Switzerland): Fresh from his remarkable come-from-behind victory at the Grenke Chess Classic tournament, World champion Viswanathan Anand will compete in a tougher field in the Zurich Chess Challenge here. After trailing the leader Fabiano Caruana by a full point margin with just two rounds to come, many had given...