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December 27, 2014
Chess: Abhijeet Gupta best Indian in Al Ain Classic
Riding on three back-to-back victories, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta emerged as the best performing Indian as he finished seventh in the Al Ain Classic International chess tournament that concluded in Al Ain (UAE) on Saturday.
December 21, 2014
My appetite for chess has recovered, declares Viswanathan Anand
Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm.
December 15, 2014
Anand beats Adams to win maiden London Classic title
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.
December 14, 2014
London Chess Classic: Anand draws again, to meet Adams next
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand settled for his fourth draw in the London Chess Classic and almost went out of title race at the Olympia in London on Sunday.
December 12, 2014
Anand draws with Caruana in London Classic
Five-time World champion Viswanthan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of the London Chess Classic on Friday. After showing deep preparation against Kramnik in the opener, Anand, who turned 45 on Thursday, was unable to dent Caruana's chances as black out of a Queen's gambit declined and the Italian got an easy half point without having to exert himself at London's Olympia Conference Centre.
December 11, 2014
Anand draws with Kramnik in London Classic
Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic on Thursday.
November 23, 2014
Carlsen retains world title, Anand bows out
In the eleventh game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand playing with black pieces lost to Magnus Carlsen. With this win Carlsen has successfully defended his World Champion title.
November 22, 2014
World Chess: Anand faces must-win situation against Carlsen
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 in Sochi on Sunday.
November 21, 2014
World Chess: Anand, Carlsen settle for a draw in Game 10
Defending champion Magnus Carlsen's hopes of retaining his crown he won last year in Chennai got a boost after the tenth game in the World Chess Championship match against challenger Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw after 32 moves in Sochi on Friday. With two rounds to go in the 12-game match, Carlsen, who played with black pieces, leads 5.5-4.5.
November 20, 2014
'I still have some chances, just have to try harder with white'
Despite being down 4-5 with just three more games to go, Viswanathan Anand has 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.
Carlsen stays ahead of Anand after 20-move draw in Game 9
It was the quickest finish in the match, the Indian, playing black, and Norwegian, who leads by a point, agreeing to a draw after only 20 moves.
Photos: The many moods of Anand and Carlsen at the World Championship match
As the players go into the ninth round, in which Anand will play with black pieces, we take a look at the many moods of the two giants of the 64-squares arena since the match began on November 7.
November 19, 2014
World Chess Championship: It is now-or-never for Anand
Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five time world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen.
November 18, 2014
World Chess: Anand, Carlsen settle for quick draw in Round 8
After the marathon game in Round 7, five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand and defending champions Magnus Carlsen played out a quick draw in the eighth round of the World Chess Championship, now underway in Sochi, on Tuesday.
World Chess Championship: Anand salvages a draw in Game 7
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw after suffering for a long time in the seventh game of the world chess championship against Magnus Carlsen now underway in Sochi.
November 16, 2014
World Chess: Anand must commit lesser errors to close deficit
With Carlsen ahead 3.5-2.5 and six games to come, Anand will have to chalk out a plan to neutralise the Norwegian's big advantage in very quick time.
November 15, 2014
World Chess Championship: Carlsen outwits Anand to win Game 6
Reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen outwitted India's Viswanathan Anand to win the sixth game of the World Chess Championship in Sochi on Saturday.
November 14, 2014
World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen play out a draw in Game 5
Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Magnus Carlsen in the fifth game of the ongoing World Chess Championship in Sochi, on Friday.
November 12, 2014
Upbeat Anand holds Carlsen easily in fourth game
Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with black pieces against Magnus Carlsen in the fourth game of the ongoing World Chess Championship in Sochi.
November 11, 2014
World Chess Championship: Anand beats Carlsen in Round 3, draws level
Viswanathan Anand returned with vengeance after losing the previous game to beat defending champion Magnus Carlsen in Round 3 of the World Chess Championship in Sochi on Tuesday and level the match score 1.5-1.5.
November 09, 2014
Chess World Championships: 'Wobbly' Anand relieved after Round 1 draw
Satisfied with a draw in a tough opening match of the World Championships, Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand said he felt relieved to have pulled off the result after a rather wobbly start against title-holder Magnus Carlsen.
November 08, 2014
Anand to play with white in World Chess Championship opener
India's Viswanathan Anand will open his campaign with white pieces against defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first game of the World Championship, which starts in Sochi, on Saturday.
Gazewski lone new face in Anand's team for World Championship
Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand named Grzegorz Gazewski of Poland as the lone new inclusion in his team, putting to end speculations that he had made big changes for the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen, starting in Sochi on Saturday.
November 07, 2014
Advantage Carlsen, but Vishy Anand fired up for revenge
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will look to avenge last year's championship defeat and clinch his sixth world title when he takes on Magnus Carlsen in the first game of the World Chess championship in Sochi, on Saturday.
November 06, 2014
Carlsen has achieved a lot and is tenacious in his play: Anand
With favourable results under his belt this year, five-time World champion Vishwanathan Anand is approaching the forthcoming World Chess Championship at Sochi with a quiet confidence and a positive frame of mind but termed his opponent Magnus Carlsen as "tenacious".
A day before the Carlsen clash, Anand is his normal, happy self
Aruna Anand, Viswanathan Anand's wife and manager, speaks about his preparation ahead of the World Chess Championship against Magnus Carlsen, which begins in Sochi on Friday.
October 20, 2014
Lu Shanglei crowned World Jr chess champion
Lu Shanglei of China defeated Aleksander Indjic of Serbia and was crowned World junior chess champion at Hotel Hyatt, in Pune, on Sunday. In the girls' section, 16-year-old Alexandra Goryachkina successfully defended her title with a round to spare on Saturday.
October 16, 2014
World Jr Chess: Shanglei, Yi lead Chinese charge
China's Lu Shanglei and Wei Yi emphatically exhibited their rising chess prowess with convincing victories over Russians Vladimir Fedoseev, the top seed, and Mikhail Antipov, in the 10th round of the World Junior Chess Championships at Hotel Hyatt, in Pune, on Thursday. The victories ensured that the Chinese maintained joint-leader status with eight points each.
October 15, 2014
World Jr Chess: Padmini Rout bounces back into reckoning
Padmini Rout has 6.5 points, one behind the leader, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, in the girls' section at the World Junior Chess Championships in Pune.
October 14, 2014
World Jr Chess: Rout's winning run halted by top seed Goryachkina
Padmini Rout's unbeaten run was halted by top seed Aleksandra Goryachkina in the eighth round of the LIC World Junior Chess Championships, at the Hotel Hyatt, in Pune, on Tuesday. After a day's rest, the girls' section was dominated by the higher-rated Russians in the fray, with Daria Pustovoitova defeating Anna Iwanow of Poland. Both the Russian girls and Anna Iwanow of Peru jointly lead the girls' section in the 77-player event with 6.5 points each.
October 13, 2014
World Jr Chess: India's Narayanan, Rout stay unbeaten after 7 rounds
Padmini Rout is well-placed along with four foreigners atop of the points' table after seven rounds in the LIC World Junior Chess Championships, being played at Hotel Hyatt, in Pune. With six rounds left in the tough 13-round Swiss league event, the players in both sections are tightly bunched, making the hunt for the title quite open.
October 11, 2014
World Jr Chess: Padmini wins to maintain joint lead, Vidit loses
India's Padmini Rout scored an impressive victory with plenty of fireworks to maintain her joint lead in the Girls section but favourite Viddit Santosh Gujrathi suffered a shock loss in the sixth round of the LIC World Junior Chess championship in Pune.
October 10, 2014
World Jr Chess: Nandhidhaa, Furtado lead Indians' charge
Lesser-fancied Indians again stole limelight in the LIC World Junior Chess Championships, being played at Hotel Hyatt, in Pune, on Friday.
October 09, 2014
World Jr Chess: Narayanan shocks Polish GM Dragun
S L Narayanan, a regular visitor to Pune for the Maharashtra Chess League, has a reputation for shocking seeded players. On Thursday, in the fourth round of the LIC World Junior Chess championships, at the Hotel Hyatt, the teenager from Kerala played true to his reputation and stunned Polish Grandmaster Kamil Dragun.
October 08, 2014
World Jr Chess: Narayanan holds super GM Kampen to a draw
Lesser-known Indian players continued to impress, while the fancied struggled to score, even as overseas Grandmasters took charge in the third round of the World Junior Chess Championships, being played at Hotel Hyatt, in Pune, on Wednesday. S L Narayanan was one of the early finishers, holding second seed and super GM Robin Van Kampen (2641) to a draw, while 10-year-old Nihal Sarin's impressive display again won him many admirers after he held Balazs CSonka (2409) to a draw to remain unbeaten after three encounters against opponents rated higher than 2400.
October 07, 2014
World Jr Chess: Padmini Rout delights in quick win
On Tuesday, the 20-year-old Woman Grandmaster was among the quickest finishers in Round 2 of the World Junior Chess Championships at the Hotel Hyatt, in Pune.
October 06, 2014
World Jr Chess: Gujrathi, Kampen score easy wins
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi got off to a flying start, quickly winning her first round match in the World Junior Chess Championship, which commenced at Hotel Hyatt, in Pune, on Monday.
September 16, 2014
Sports Shorts: Champagne to fight Blatter for FIFA president post
Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year's election for president of the world soccer body.
September 15, 2014
Sports Shorts: India drawn with Germany in Champions Trophy hockey
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand started his campaign at the Bilbao Final Masters with a crushing win over former FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine in Bilbao, Spain.
July 29, 2014
PHOTOS: The thrifty Duchess of Cambridge strikes at CWG!
The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, turned up at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday.
July 02, 2014
PHOTOS: The many moods of Duchess Catherine at Wimbledon
Britain's Prince William and his wife Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine were in the Royal Box as the defending champion Andy Murray was dethroned out of Wimbledon on Wednesday.
May 31, 2014
Having qualified for the World Championship gives me a boost: Anand
Viswanathan Anand on Saturday said the pressure of expectations of playing at home in the last World Chess Championships in Chennai was not a factor but pointed out that he made a few mistakes against Magnus Carlsen, which eventually cost him the world title last November.
March 30, 2014
Anand seals Candidates title with effortless draw
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand sealed the Candidates tournament title with an effortless draw with Peter Svidler of Russia in the 14th and final round in Khanty Mansiysk.
March 29, 2014
Candidates Chess: Anand wins in Russia, sets up Carlsen rematch
Five-times world champion Viswanathan Anand proved all his critics wrong and won the Candidates Chess tournament after settling for a draw
March 26, 2014
Anand inches closer to title after draw with Kramnik
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 in Khanty Mansiysk.
March 23, 2014
Candidates Chess: Anand beats Topalov to regain sole lead
India's Viswanathan Anand regained the sole lead with a sparkling victory over former challenger Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria in the ninth round of Candidates Chess tournament in Khanty Mansiysk on Sunday.
March 22, 2014
Vishy Anand maintains lead after draw against Aronian
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Saturday gave jitters to his fans before signing an early draw with top seed Levon Aronian of Armenia in the eighth round of Candidates chess tournament.
March 21, 2014
Svidler forces Anand to fourth straight draw
Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a fourth consecutive draw after signing peace with Peter Svidler of Russia in the seventh round at the Candidates Chess tournament in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, on Friday. At the half-way stage of the tournament, Anand has 4.5 points out of a possible seven.
March 20, 2014
Candidates Chess: Anand enters crucial stage
The five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand is placed comfortably on top of the table with a half point lead. He will enter the crucial phase of the Candidates chess tournament, taking on Peter Svidler after the second rest day in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
March 19, 2014
Candidates Chess: Anand stays ahead with draw against Karjakin
Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand remained in sole lead after a third straight draw, signing peace with Russian Sergey Karjakin in the sixth round of Candidates Chess tournament in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, on Wednesday.
March 17, 2014
Candidates chess: Anand draws but stays in front
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 in Khanty Mansiysk.
March 14, 2014
Candidates Chess: Anand in 54 moves draw with Topalov
Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with black against former World champion Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the second round of the Candidates Chess tournament in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, on Friday.
March 13, 2014
Candidates chess: Anand beats top seed Aronian in first game
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand displayed top form to beat top seed and rating-favourite Levon Aronian of Armenia in the first
March 12, 2014
Anand eyes another shot at World title through Candidates tourney
With odds staked against him, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand will look forward to make a grand comeback in the Candidates chess tournament that starts.
February 26, 2014
Chess World champ Carlsen launches app; criticises own game
Norway's Magnus Carlsen, the world's 23-year-old reigning chess champion, has launched an app based on his own past games to make chess more popular, but he'd prefer its players not get good enough to beat him.
February 04, 2014
Zurich Chess challenge: Anand draws with Carlsen, occupies joint fourth spot
Viswanathan Anand mantained 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 on Tuesday.
February 03, 2014
Zurich Chess Challenge: Anand beats Gelfand; joint third now
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 on Monday.
February 02, 2014
Zurich chess challenge: Anand draws with Caruana
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand opened his account after signing peace with Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the third round of Zurich chess challenge now underway in Zurich at the Savoy.
February 01, 2014
Zurich Chess Challenge: Anand suffers second successive defeat
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand struggled with his form for the second consecutive day as he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the second round of Zurich Chess Challenge.
January 31, 2014
Zurich Challenge: Anand beaten by Aronian in opener
Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand began his campaign in the Zurich Chess Challenge on a losing note, beaten by Armenia's Levon Aronian in the first round.
December 15, 2013
Anand bows out of London Chess Classic
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand bowed out of the London Chess Classic after losing the quarter-finals against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia 0.5-1.5 here at the Olympia.
December 14, 2013
Anand in quarters of London Classic after easy draw
Former World champion Viswanathan Anand made it to the knock-out stage in the London Chess Classic with an easy draw against Andrei Istratescu of France in the fifth round of the preliminaries that concluded at the Olympia.
December 13, 2013
London Chess Classic: Anand races to second win in prelims
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand continued with his winning ways and scored a second victory against Luke McShane of England to secure a commanding lead in the preliminary round of the London Chess Classic at the Olympia in London.
December 12, 2013
Anand in joint-lead after two rounds at London Classic
Viswanathan Anand put behind the disappointment of the World Championship loss and started his campaign by first beating England's Luke McShane and later drawing with Michael Adams, another Englishman, in the preliminaries of the London Classic.
December 03, 2013
India's chess future shining and bright
Viswanathan Anand may not quite have an heir yet among Indian chess players, but the country has youngsters with the highest aspirations.
November 25, 2013
New World chess champion Carlsen returns home richer by Rs 9 crore
Newly-crowned World chess Champion Magnus Carlsen on Monday took home a prize money of Rs 9.90 crore after he beat India's Viswanathan Anand in a keenly watched contest that spanned over 10 days in Chennai.
November 24, 2013
Dream to see chess played in schools, says legend Anand
Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand says he dreams about the game being played in every school in the country.
November 23, 2013
World Chess C'ship results show powerful role of computers
The World Championship battle between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen, where the youngster was crowned new champion, has witnessed computers pushing the game of chess to new heights, according to a report.
November 22, 2013
Moves: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 10, World Chess Championship
World No 1 and challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 6.5-3.5 after Game 10 ended in a draw at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chennai on Friday. Following are the moves of Game 10, with analysis and quotes.
Carlsen beats Anand for World chess crown after Game 10 is drawn
World No.1 and challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway beat defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 6.5-3.5 after Game 10 ended in a draw at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chennai on Friday.
November 21, 2013
Moves: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 9, World Chess Championship
The moves in Game 9 of the World Chess Championship, between Viswanathan Anand and Magnis Carlsen, with analysis and quotes.
Carlsen in sight of World crown after beating Anand in Game 9
Magnus Carlsen moved within half a point of the World Chess Championship crown after beating defending champion Viswanathan Anand after 28 moves in the ninth game, in Chennai, on Thursday.
November 20, 2013
World Chess Game 8: Title slipping out of grip as Anand scores another draw
The 22-year-old Carlsen leads 5-3 and needs to score another 1.5 points in the next four games to wrest the title away.
November 19, 2013
I will try to liven things up in next game, says Vishy Anand
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.
Moves: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 8, World Chess Championship
World champion Viswanathan Anand, playing black, was involved in another draw with challenger Magnus Carlsen in the eighth game of the World Chess Championship, in Chennai, on Tuesday. The sharing of points enabled the Norwegian retain the lead at 5-3, with four games still to play in the 12-games match. Following are the moves in the eighth round, with analysis and quotes.
World Chess: Carlsen in control as Anand draws Game 8
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand played out another tame draw as challenger Magnus Carlsen retained his two-point lead after the eighth game of the World Chess Championship.
World Chess: Carlsen holds the edge after Game 7
Instead of starting an aggressive attack, Anand played very positionally, seeking a small advantage
November 18, 2013
Moves: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 7, World Chess Championship
Following are the moves in the seventh round of the World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen in Chennai on Monday with analysis.
World Chess: Anand relieved after two unpleasant games
The King is wounded, not dead. Defending champion Viswanathan Anand had to be content with a draw but said he was relieved to eke out a draw after two losses on the trot against Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship in Chennai on Monday.
Anand draws Game 7; Carlsen stays two points ahead
The King is wounded but not dead. Defending champion Viswanathan Anand bounced back with a draw against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.
November 17, 2013
World Chess Championship: Restless times for Anand
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.
November 16, 2013
World Chess Championship: Anand loses again; trails 2-4
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 in Chennai on Saturday.
Moves: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 5, World Chess Championship
The moves in the fifth round of the World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen, with analysis and quotes.
November 15, 2013
Carlsen wins Game 5 after Anand falters
With seven games to come in the 12-game World Chess Championship match, Magnus Carlsen leads 3-2, drawing first blood in his trademark style.
November 13, 2013
Moves: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 4, World Chess Championship
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand and Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen played out a fourth successive draw in the World Chess Championship in Chennai on Tuesday after 64 moves.
Anand battles from lost position to draw fourth game
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand and Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen played out a fourth successive draw in the World Chess Championship in Chennai on Tuesday after 64 moves.
November 12, 2013
Moves: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 3, World Chess Championship
The third game in the World Chess Championship, between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen on Tuesday ended in a draw after 51 moves. Following are the moves, with analysis and quotes.
Anand gives Carlsen a scare as third game too is drawn
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand gave Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen a scare despite playing with black pieces even though the third game in the World Chess Championship ended in a long-grinding draw in Chennai on Tuesday. The third game today turned out to be a hard-fought affair lasting 51 moves after a rather sedate start that had seen the first two games ending in draws without any real excitement.
November 11, 2013
Anand vs Carlsen match will be the revival of chess: Kasparov
Predicting a close finish in the
Anand-Carlsen duel fires up chess fervour in India
As India's Vishwanathan Anand squared off against Norway's Magnus Carlsen to defend his title as world chess champion, 11-year-old Shyamsundar and his 9-year-old sister Padmapratibha unfolded their cloth chess boards and sat cross-legged in the lobby of the hotel where the grandmasters were playing.
November 10, 2013
World Chess Championship: Anand apologetic after short draw
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand Sunday offerred aplology after he played out a tame draw with white pieces in the second game of World Chess Championship clash against Magnus Carlsen of Norway in Chennai.
Moves: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 2, World Chess Championship
The moves in the second game of the FIDE World Chess Championship match between India's Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen of Norway in Chennai, on Sunday.
World chess: Anand plays out tame draw with white pieces against Carlsen
orld champion Viswanathan Anand held World No 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway to yet another draw in quick time in the second game of the World chess championship in Chennai, on Sunday.
November 09, 2013
Moves: Anand vs Carlsen, Game 1, World Chess Championship
The moves in the first game of the FIDE World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen.
A comfortable draw with black is always very satisfactory: Anand
After soaking in the pressure and being immersed in preparation for months, defending champion Viswanathan Anand on Saturday said he felt relieved that his World
Anand-Carlsen start with a draw at World Chess Championship
The first game of the World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen of Norway ended in a draw, in Chennai.
November 08, 2013
World Chess Championship: Ready to attack, says Anand
Billed as the most high-profile clash in chess history in more than 40 years, the World Chess Championship match -- between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway -- begins in Chennai on Saturday, with the experts divided over who will walk away with the coveted title.
World Chess Championship: Host hopes to make a smart move
The fact that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa approved an expenditure of Rs 29 crore for the World Chess Championship between Viswanathan Anand and Norway's Magnus Carlsen to be held here points to the significance the event has for the state government.
Chess: Kasparov backs Carlsen, says 'new generation deserves new champion'
Arguably one of the greatest ever chess players, Garry Kasparov feels that Magnus Carlsen has the necessary arsenal to beat five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand in their World Championship clash that will commence in Chennai on Saturday.
November 07, 2013
Anand to open with black pieces in World Chess Championship
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand will start his campaign with black pieces against Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first game of the 12-round World Chess Championship in Chennai on Saturday. After declaring the 'FIDE World Championship Match-2013' open, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa picked the photograph of Anand from the first bowl and a 'black piece' from the other during the draw of lots for the match, to be held at Hyatt Regency hotel.
Anand has remained the same humble person, says wife Aruna
As Chennai gets ready to host the 2013 FIDE World Chess championship between the 43 year old defending champion Viswanathan Anand and 22 year old challenger Magnus Carlsen from Norway, on Saturday November 9, Aruna Anand, wife and manager of Anand talks to rediff.com about how the defending champion is gearing up for the big day.
November 05, 2013
Putin critic and chess champ Kasparov seeks Latvian citizenship
Former World chess champion turned Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov has asked Latvian politicians to grant him citizenship to help him pursue his political activities in Russia.
November 04, 2013
Carlsen arrives in Chennai for World Chess Championship
World No 1 and challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway arrived on Monday to a grand reception by FIDE and All India Chess Federation officials for the much-awaited November 9-28 World Chess Championship against Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.
October 21, 2013
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September 27, 2013
World Junior Chess: India's Vidit Gujrathi clinches bronze
Former Under-14 world champion and Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi won the bronze medal in the World Junior Chess Championship after settling for a quick draw with winner Yu Yangyi of China in the 13th and final round that concluded in Kocaeli, Turkey.
September 26, 2013
Gujrathi, Sethuraman in line for medal at World Junior Chess
Indian Grandmasters Vidit Gujrathi and S P Sethuraman placed themselves for a medal contention as they defeated Jorge Cori of Peru and Vladislav Kovalev of Belarus respectively in the 12th and penultimate round of World Juniors Chess Championship.
September 22, 2013
Grover, Gujrathi tied third at World Junior Chess
Grandmaster Sahaj Grover failed to capitalise on his chances and played out a draw with Iranian Pouya Idani, while Vidit Gujrathi defeated Polish Marcel Kanarek to be jointly third after the eighth round of the World Junior Chess Championship in Kocaeli, Turkey.
September 20, 2013
Sethuraman back in the reckoning at World Junior Chess Championship
Indian Grandmaster S P Sethuraman came back into the reckoning for top honours after defeating Duda Jan-Krzysztof of Poland in the seventh round of the World Junior Chess Championship in Kocaeli.
September 15, 2013
Gujarathi, Grover scripts wins at World Junior Chess
Indian Grandmasters Vidit Gujarathi and Sahaj Grover maintained a clean slate, defeating Tomas Laurusas of Lithuania and Vyacheslav Lozhnikov of Kazakhstan respectively in the second round of the World Junior Chess Championship in Kocaeli, Turkey.
August 19, 2013
Adhiban bows out of chess World Cup
Grandmaster and former national champion B Adhiban was knocked out of the chess World Cup after losing his second game on the trot against higher-ranked Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the third round in Tromso, Norway.
August 16, 2013
Adhiban advances to third round of World chess cup
Grandmaster and former national champion B Adhiban beat Brazilian Grandmaster Alexander Fier in the second round and advance to the third round of the chess World Cup in Tromso, Norway, on Thursday
August 09, 2013
Carlsen ready to face Anand in world chess challenge
World chess number one Magnus Carlsen is considered a favourite to win: he beat Viswanathan Anand in June in their last encounter. But he does not underestimate his rival.
July 24, 2013
Jennitha wins World Chess title for disabled
India's K Jennitha Anto was crowned the new World Chess Champion for disabled after winning the 13th IPCA World Women's Individual Chess Championship.
July 15, 2013
Chess: Abhijeet Gupta wins Commonwealth Championship
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta won the Commonwealth Chess Championship after settling for a draw with Indian national title holder G Akash in the 11th and final round that concluded here at the Boardwalk.
June 24, 2013
Gelfand wins Tal chess; Anand finishes eighth
World champion Viswanathan Anand ended his campaign with an easy draw against Sergey Karjaikin of Russia in the ninth and final round of Tal Memorial Chess tournament that concluded in Moscow.
June 23, 2013
Anand draws with Kramnik at Tal Memorial
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 in Moscow.
June 22, 2013
Tal memorial chess: Anand draws with Mamedyarov
World champion Viswanathan Anand put an end to two straight losses and settled for an easy draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the seventh round of Tal memorial chess tournament in Moscow.
June 18, 2013
Tal Memorial chess: Anand draws with Gelfand
World champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fourth round of Tal Memorial chess tournament in Moscow.
June 16, 2013
Tal Memorial: Anand beats Morozevich in Rd 3
World champion Viswanathan Anand bounced back from the disappointing results of the past two rounds to defeat Russian Alexander Morozevich in a positional skirmish in the third round of the Tal Memorial chess tournament now in progress in Moscow.
June 05, 2013
Chess: Prasanna celebrates GM title, beats Chatalbashev
V Vishnu Prasanna celebrated his new Grandmaster status by outwitting seasoned GM Boris Chatalbashev of Bulgaria to stay in joint lead after the end of the fourth round of Grand Europe Albena chess tournament in Albena, Bulgaria.
May 28, 2013
Mumbai girl clinches bronze at World School Chess
Nine-year-old Mumbai girl Ananya Gupta has claimed a bronze medal in the World School Chess championship held at Haldikki in Greece.
May 16, 2013
Anand beats Radjabov, placed joint-third
World champion Viswanathan Anand outclassed Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan to jump to joint-third after the seventh round of Norway chess 2013 super tournament, in Sor Hidle.
May 15, 2013
Norway Chess: Another draw for Anand, slips to joint 5th
World champion Viswanathan Anand let Russian Sergey Karjakin off the hook and drew after a stellar performance in the sixth round of Norway Chess 2013 Super Tournament in Sandnes, Norway.
May 14, 2013
Anand held by Svidler at Norway Chess
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against Russian Peter Svidler as black while World No 1 Magnus Carlsen turned the tables on Sergey Karjakin of Russia to put a twist in the tale at the Norway Chess 2013 Super Tournament in Sandnes, Norway.
May 10, 2013
Norway Chess: Anand holds Carlsen
World champion Viswanathan Anand won the psychological battle by holding his world championship challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway to an easy draw in the second round of the Norway Chess 2013 Super tournament in progress in Sandnes, Norway.
May 09, 2013
Norway Chess: Anand held by Aronian
World champion Viswanthan Anand could do little with white pieces as his opponent Levon Aronian of Armenia held him to an easy draw in the first round of the Norway Chess 2013 super tournament that got underway in Sandnes, Norway, on Wednesday.
May 07, 2013
'FIDE suggested sharing WC match with Norway; India refused'
The FIDE, world chess governing body, has revealed that it tried its best to convince India to allow Norway to stage one half of the 2013 World Chess Championship match but it refused.
May 06, 2013
Carlsen slams decision to pick Chennai for WC final
Magnus Carlsen has expressed "deep disappointment" at world chess's governing body FIDE's decision to award the World Championship final to Viswanathan Anand's hometown Chennai, accusing it of 'lack of transparency'.
May 05, 2013
Anand to play World Championship match in Chennai
Viswanathan Anand will defend his World Chess Championship title against World No 1 Magnus Carlsen in his home city as FIDE on Sunday chose Chennai as the venue for the prestigious match.
May 01, 2013
Vishy Anand draws with Gelfand, finishes third
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Boris Gelfand of Israel in the ninth and final round to finish third in the Alekhine memorial chess tournament in St Petersburg, Russia.
Anand draws with Svidler, rises to joint-second
World champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Russian Peter Svidler, but rose joint-second place after the eighth and penultimate round of Alekhine Memorial Chess tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia.
April 30, 2013
Anand beats Fressinet, moves to joint-third
World champion Viswanathan Anand scored a facile victory over Laurent Fressinet of France to move to joint-third after the seventh round in the Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia. The victory helped Anand take his tally to four points out of a possible seven, and the way it came was quite satisfying for the Indian ace.
April 26, 2013
Anand beats Ding Liren, rises to sixth
World champion Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defenses of Chinese champion Ding Liren and jumped to sixth spot after the end of the fifth round in the Alekhine memorial chess tournament, at the Louvre, in Paris.
April 25, 2013
Victory continues to elude Anand
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with joint-leader Maxime Vachier-Lagraev of France in the fourth round of Alekhine memorial chess tournament in progress in Paris.
April 24, 2013
Anand draws with Aronian, placed joint-eighth
World champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he played out a draw with Levon Aronian of Armenia in the third round of Alekhien memorial chess tournament in Paris, on Wednesday.
April 23, 2013
Anand held by Vituigov at Alekhine Memorial's 2nd round
Victory eluded World champion Viswanathan Anand for the second successive day as he played out a draw with Russian Nikita Vituigov in the second round of the Alekhine Memorial Chess tournament in Paris at the Louvre.
April 22, 2013
Adams shocks Anand in Alekhine memorial chess tournament
World champion Viswanathan Anand made a disappointing start as he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Englishman Michael Adams in the first round of Alekhine Memorial Chess Tournament in Paris at the Louvre.
April 06, 2013
Srinath retains Asian Junior Chess title
India's International Master Narayanan Srinath retained his Asian Junior chess title while compatriot J Saranya finished runner-up in the girls' championship that concluded at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.
March 01, 2013
Zurich Chess: Anand in last spot after draw with Gelfand
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.
February 28, 2013
Zurich Chess Challenge: Anand shocked by Caruana
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 in Zurich.
February 26, 2013
Anand held by Gelfand in Zurich Chess Challenge
World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Boris Gelfand of Israel in the third round of Zurich Chess Challenge on Tuesday.
February 25, 2013
Anand draws with Kramnik
World champion Viswnathan Anand played out his second draw in the Zurich Chess Challenge, easily holding world number two Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to an easy draw in the second round in Zurich.
February 17, 2013
Anand jumps to joint lead in Grenke Chess Classic
World champion Viswanathan Anand outplayed Daniel Fridman of Germany and jumped to joint lead after the 10th and penultimate round of Grenke Chess Classic in Baden-Baden.
February 15, 2013
Grenke Chess: Anand held by Caruana, stays joint second
World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by tournament leader Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the seventh round of the Grenke Chess Classic in Baden-Baden (Germany).
February 14, 2013
Baden-Baden Chess: Anand held by Adams; stays joint second
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with English Grandmaster Michael Adams to be joint second after the sixth round of Grenke Chess Classic now underway in Baden Baden (Germany).
February 07, 2013
Anand to meet Adams in Grenke Chess Classic opener
Considered the favourite to lift the title, world champion Viswanathan Anand has been given the top billing at the Grenke Chess Classic and will take on Michael Adams of England in the first round in Baden-Baden, Germany.
January 28, 2013
Tata Steel Chess: Anand finishes joint third after loss
World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shocking last-round defeat against Wang Hao of China and had to be content with a joint third finish at the 75th Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.
January 26, 2013
Chess: Anand held by Yifan Hou; slips to third spot
World champion Viswanathan Anand mishandled a winning endgame and drew with former women's world champion Yifan Hou of China in the 11th round of 75th Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands, on Saturday.
January 24, 2013
Anand draws again, Carlsen maintains winning run
World champion Viswanathan Anand was unable to breach the solid defenses of Sergey Karjakin of Russia and played out a draw as world No 1 Magnus Carlsen continued on his winning streak in the 75th Tata Steel chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.
January 23, 2013
Tata Steel Chess: Anand draws with Leko in ninth round
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Grandmaster Peter Leko of Hungary to remain second after the ninth round of the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.
January 22, 2013
Tata Steel Chess: Anand draws with Leko in ninth round
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Grandmaster Peter Leko of Hungary in the ninth round of Tata Steel Chess tournament, in Wijk Aan Zee on Tuesday.
January 20, 2013
Anand outsmarts Van Wely, regains joint-lead
World champion Viswanathan Anand outsmarted Loek Van Wely of Holland to regain joint lead after the seventh round in the 75th Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands.
January 19, 2013
Chess: Anand held by Harikrishna; Carlsen takes lead
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with compatriot P Harikrishna and slipped to second spot at the end of the sixth round of Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands on Saturday.
January 18, 2013
Anand draws with Carlsen; Harikrishna tames Van Wely
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway, while P Harikrishna scored a smashing victory over Loek van Wely of Holland in the fifth round of the Tata Steel chess tournament Wijk Aan Zee.
January 16, 2013
Tata Steel Chess: Anand crushes Aronian to take joint lead
World Champion Viswanathan Anand scored an emphatic victory over world number two Levon Aronian of Armenia to jump to joint lead with two others after the fourth round of the Tata Steel chess tournament, at Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands, on Wednesday.
January 14, 2013
Chess: Anand draws with Giri; Harikrishna scares Caruana
World Champion Viswanathan Anand missed out on his chances and drew with Dutch champion Anish Giri, while P Harikrishna held higher-ranked Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of 75th edition of Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.
January 12, 2013
Murali Karthikeyan, Rathnakaran make GM norms
Thirteen-year-old Murali Karthikeyan scored his maiden Grandmaster norm after securing a draw with Commonwealth champion M R Lalith Babu in the ninth and penultimate round of the premier section of Parsvnath International chess tournament in New Delhi.
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