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December 27, 2011
World chess: Indian eves lose to Georgia
The Indian eves could not keep the momentum and lost to Georgia 1-3 in the eighth and penultimate round of World women team chess championship in Mardin, Turkey.
December 26, 2011
World Chess: India stay in medal contention
Grandmaster D Harika scored the only win of the day for the side as India edged past Greece 2.5-1.5 in the seventh round to stay in medal contention in the World women team chess championship in Mardin, Turkey.
December 24, 2011
World Chess: Indian women eye podium finish
Having done all the hard work with spectacular results, Indian players would look to hold their nerves in the final dash to finish at the podium in the World Women Chess Team Championships, in Mardin, Turkey.
December 23, 2011
World team chess: Indian girls crush Vietnam 4-0; sole 2nd
Grandmaster Koneru Humpy maintained her all-win record as Indian girls blanked Vietnam 4-0 to maintain the sole second position after the end of the fifth round of the World Women Tam Chess Championship, in Mardin, Turkey. I won't lobby for Bharat Ratna: Anand
World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, on Thursday, said it will be a great honour if he receives the Bharat Ratna but made it clear that he would never lobby for the coveted award or suggest any names.
December 22, 2011
India trounce Armenia in World C'ships
The Indian eves came up with a spectacular performance to crush Armenia 3.5-0.5 in the fourth round and take the sole second spot in the World Team Chess Championship Mardin, Turkey.
December 21, 2011
World Chess C'ships: Indians joint second after SA whitewash
India scored an emphatic 4-0 victory over South Africa and jumped to joint second spot after the third round of the World Women's Team Chess Championship in Mardin, Turkey.
December 19, 2011
World team chess: India joint fifth after Humpy win
Grandmaster Koneru Humpy's crucial victory helped last-minute entrant Indian women's team settle for a 2-2 draw with Ukraine in the first round of the ongoing World Women Team Chess Championship in Mardin, Turkey.
December 13, 2011
Anand finishes joint fifth in London Classic
World champion Viswanathan Anand finished the London Classic with an easy draw as black against Luke McShane of England, signing joint fifth in the overall standings of the nine-player round-robin tournament that concluded in London.
December 12, 2011
London Classic: Gupta, Grover shine on a good day for Indians
Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the London Chess Classic's open section with a hard-earned win over GM Keith Arkell of England while International Master Sahaj Grover pulled himself to the second spot after the final round of the event concluded in London.
December 10, 2011
London Chess Classics: Anand draws with Kramnik
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with former challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the seventh round of London Chess Classics.
December 09, 2011
London Classic: Anand tied fifth after beating Short
World Champion Viswanathan Anand finally found his winning ways when he defeated Nigel Short of England in the fifth round of London Chess Classic in London.
December 07, 2011
London Chess: Nakamura shocks Anand
World Champion Viswanathan Anand let go off an excellent position after losing to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the fourth round of the London Chess Classic, in London, on Wednesday.
December 06, 2011
Anand held by Howell in London Chess
World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by David Howell of England in the third round of London Chess Classic on Tuesday.
December 05, 2011
Nakamura beats Aronian in London Chess
On a day when World champion Viswanathan Anand had a bye, Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura of the United States stole the thunder with a fine victory over Armenian Levon Aronian, in the second round of third London Chess Classic. Russian Vladimir Kramnik made merry, scoring a thumping victory over an out-of-sorts Nigel Short of England, while the other two games ended in draws, and first to sign peace was English David Howell with compatriot Michael Adams.
November 25, 2011
After another draw, Anand almost out of title race
World champion Viswanathan Anand's hopes of winning the Tal Memorial chess championship are all but over after playing out a draw against Hikaru Nakamura in the penultimate round in Moscow on Friday. With his eighth consecutive draw in as many rounds in the 10-player round-robin tournament, Anand is almost out of the reckoning for a top finish, as he has only four points out of a possible eight. Yifan defends world title following Humpy draw
Grandmaster Koneru Humpy settled for a draw in the must-win eighth-round game as defending champion Yifan Hou became the women's world champion by triumphing 5.5-2.5 against the Indian in Tirana, Albania.
November 24, 2011
Anand draws with Carlsen, drops to joint-sixth
World champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he played out another draw with Magnus Carlsen of Norway to slip to joint-sixth after the seventh round in the Tal Memorial international chess tournament in Moscow.
November 23, 2011
Tal memorial: Anand remains joint fifth
World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out his sixth draw on the trot, signing peace with long-time rival Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine in the sixth round of the Tal memorial tournament, in Moscow.
November 21, 2011
Victory eludes Humpy; trails Yifan 2-3
Victory continues to elude grandmaster Koneru Humpy who had to settle for her fourth draw out of five games against defending champion Yifan Hou of China at the half way stage of the Women's World Chess Championship, in Tirana, Albania. Tal Memorial: Anand draws with Kramnik
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out another insipid draw with former challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the fifth round of the Tal Memorial International chess tournament in Moscow. With his fifth draw on the trot, Anand has a 50 per cent score in the strongest tournament of the year and is placed joint-fifth.
November 20, 2011
Tal memorial: Anand draws with Aronian
World Champion Viswanthan Anand had to find some brilliant resources but in the end the Indian ace found them all to hold nemesis Levon Aronian of Armenia in the fourth round of Tal memorial international chess tournament in Moscow.
November 17, 2011
Tal Chess: Anand held by Karjakin in 1st round
World Champion Viswanathan Anand had to settle for a draw against Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the first round of the Tal Memorial Chess tournament in Moscow.
November 09, 2011
Mary Ann Gomes wins maiden National chess crown
Woman Grandmaster Mary Ann Gomes won her maiden national title after drawing her final round game against WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty, in the Velammal 38th National Women's Premier Chess Championship, which concluded in Chennai on Wednesday.
November 08, 2011
Gomes in sight of maiden National crown
Woman Grandmaster Mary Ann Gomes of AAI inched closer to her maiden National Premier Chess Championship title as she drew with International Master Eesha Karavade of Maharashtra in the tenth and penultimate round of the 38th edition of the event in Chennai on Tuesday.
November 07, 2011
National chess: Mary Ann Gomes shocks Nisha Mohota
WGM Mary Ann Gomes defeated IM Nisha Mohota of PSPB to move into sole lead after the ninth round of the 38th National Women's chess championship in Chennai on Monday.
October 12, 2011
Bilbao Chess: Anand avoids last-place finish
World Champion Viswanthan Anand defeated Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the 10th and final round to avoid a last-place finish at the fourth Final Masters chess tournament in Bilbao.
October 11, 2011
Bilbao Masters Chess: Anand slips to last spot
World Champion Viswanathan Anand was shocked by Levon Aronian of Armenia in the ninth and penultimate round of the fourth Final Masters as he slipped to the last spot with just one round to go in the category-22 super tournament in Bilbao.
October 09, 2011
Anand draws with Ivanchuk, slips to fourth position
World Champion Viswanathan Anand played his fourth draw on the trot, sharing the point with tournament leader Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine to slip to the fourth spot after the eighth round of the fourth Final Masters chess tournament in Bilbao.
October 08, 2011
Anand held by Nakamura; joint second in fourth Final Masters
Victory eluded Viswanathan Anand yet again and the World Champion was held to a draw by Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the seventh round to remain joint second in the fourth Final Masters' second leg, in Bilbao, Spain.
October 07, 2011
Masters Chess: Anand in second spot after draw with Carlsen
World champion Viswanthan Anand played out his second draw with World No 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway to stay second in the overall standings after the sixth round of fourth Final Chess Masters in Bilbao, Spain.
October 05, 2011
Chess GM Ivanchuk robbed at gunpoint in Sao Paulo
In a tragic end to the Sao Paulo leg of the 4th final Masters tournament, Grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine was robbed at gun point and lost his luggage and valuable belongings enroute to the airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
October 03, 2011
Anand eyeing better show in Spain leg of Final Masters
After a mixed outing in the Brazil leg of the event, World Champion Viswanathan Anand would be hoping for an improved finish in the Spain phase of the fourth Final Masters chess championship, which re-commences at Bilbao on Thursday.
October 02, 2011
Anand held by Aronian in Bilbao Final Masters
World Champion Viswanathan Anand has slipped to joint third spot after he was held to a draw by Levon Aronian of Armenia at the half way stage of the fourth Bilbao Final Masters.
October 01, 2011
Anand bounces back in Final Masters
World Champion Viswanathan Anand bounced back as he jumped to joint second spot at the end of the fourth round after outplaying Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the fourth Bilbao Final Masters in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
September 29, 2011
Anand shocked by Ivanchuk in Bilbao Final Masters
World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a rare loss, going down to Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine in the third round of the fourth Bilbao Final Masters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After two fighting draws, Anand did not achieve much in the opening as white, and once his position worsened Ivanchuk played in machine-like fashion to force victory.
September 28, 2011
Bilbao Masters: Anand slips to joint 3rd after draw with Nakamura
World Champion Viswanathan Anand played his second straight draw as he signed peace with top American Hikaru Nakamura in a complex second round game to slip to joint third in the fourth Bilbao Final Masters in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
September 27, 2011
Bilbao Masters chess: Anand draws with Carlsen; Aronian leads
World champion Viswanathan Anand could do little with his white pieces as he settled for a draw with world number one Magnus Carlsen in the first round of the fourth Bilbao Final Masters, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
September 26, 2011
Anand to meet Carlsen in Final Masters opener
It will be a clash of titans as World Champion Viswanathan Anand will take on World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway, in the first round of the Bilbao Final Masters chess tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
September 20, 2011
Svidler scrapes past Grischuk for maiden World Cup title
Six-time Russian champion Peter Svidler added another feather to his cap, winning his maiden World Cup title after a draw in the fourth and final game against friend and compatriot Alexander Grischuk in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. Svidler won the final by 2.5-1.5 margin. The sole decisive game in the mini-match was the first one of the encounter that Svidler won with black pieces. The remaining three ended in draws, giving the Russian a pay-check of US $96,000.
September 19, 2011
India's Rathnakaran, Shyam in lead
India's K Rathnakaran and P Nikhil Shyam, both International Masters, led a strong field of Grand Masters with 5 points each at the end of the fifth round in the 4th Mayor's Cup International Chess Tournament, in Mumbai, on Monday.
September 18, 2011
Prasanna Rao draws with top seed Aleksandrov
Local youngster Prasanna Rao, an International Master, surprisingly held top seed Aleksandrov Aleksey of Belarus to a draw in the fourth round of the 4th Mayor's Cup International Chess Tournament on Sunday.
September 17, 2011
National junior champion Aravindh stuns GM Sengupta
Junior national champion Aravindh Chithambaram, pulled off a big surprise by defeating compatriot and GM Deep Sengupta in the 4th Mayor's Cup International Chess Tournament in Mumbai on Saturday.
September 14, 2011
Grischuk beats Ivanchuk to reach World Cup final
Grandmaster Alexander Grischuk of Russia knocked out Ukraine's Vassily Ivanchuk to move into the final of the World Chess Cup, where he will take on Peter Svidler, who booked his place the summit clash at the expense of former World champion Ruslan Ponomariov.
September 10, 2011
Bhakti shares lead in National chess
Woman Fide Master Bhakti Kulkarni crushed Rucha Pujari with black pieces, stopping her winning streak in the 26th Junior(U-19) Girls' Chess and 41st National Junior(U-19) Open Championship 2011, played at Indoor Sports Hall, Fatorda, on Saturday.
September 05, 2011
Indian challenge ends at Chess World Cup
Indian challenge ended at the World Chess Cup following Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta's defeat against Chinese Grandmaster Xiangzhi Bu in the second game of the third round in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
August 11, 2011
Armenian GM halts Koushik's winning run
Armenian GM Robert Hovhannisyan halted giant-killer Girish Koushik's winning spree in the ninth round on a day when Fide Masters VAV Rajesh of Chennai Kerala's SL Narayanan and local lass Michelle Catherina obtained their International Master norms with strong positive performances in the ongoing World Junior Chess Championships. 2013 World Chess match offered to Chennai
In an apparent bid to placate India after Chennai was deprived of the World Chess Championship match between Vishwanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand of Israel next year, the game's governing body has now offered the 2013 edition of the prestigious event to the city.
August 10, 2011
World Jr Chess: Koushik in joint lead
FIDE Master Girish A Koushik of India shot into the joint lead with Armenian Grandmaster Robert Hovhannisyan, with seven points, after defeating GM Nils Grandelius of Sweden in the eighth round of the 50th World Junior Chess Championships in Chennai on Wednesday. With this victory, Koushik earned a nine-game GM norm from the event and is well-placed to annex the title.
July 25, 2011
Indian men beat Egypt in World Team Chess
Indian men managed to beat a spirited Egypt in the eighth round to help themselves from occupying the bottom place in the World Team Chess Championships in Ningbo, China.
July 21, 2011
World Team Chess: Indian men lose to US
The Indian men went down to the United States of America 1-3 on Thursday and are now on the verge of going out of medal contention in the World Team Chess championship in Ningbo, China.
July 20, 2011
World Team Chess: Harikrishna earns India victory
Grandmaster and Asian champion P Harikrishna proved his mettle by outclassing Emil Sutovsky and guiding India to a much-needed 2.5-1.5 victory over Israel in the fourth round of the World Team Chess Championship in Ningbo, China, on Wednesday.
July 19, 2011
World Team Chess: Indian men lose to Ukraine
The Indian men slipped to the ninth place in the World Team Chess Championship after losing to Ukraine in the third round of the event in Ningbo, China, on Tuesday. Grandmaster Alexander Moiseenko guided Ukraine to a 2.5-1.5 after defeating G N Gopal on the fourth board.
July 13, 2011
Chennai to host 2012 World Chess Championship
Holder Viswanathan Anand will clash with Boris Gelfand of Israel for the 2012 World Chess Championship title, which will be held in India for the first time.
May 11, 2011
Harikrishna, Harika make it an Indian double
Grandmaster P Harikrishna and double GM norm holder D Harika rose to the occasion and made it a grand Indian double for India in the Asian Individual Chess Championships in Masshad (Iran) as they clinched the gold in both the open and women's section respectively.
May 06, 2011
Adhiban stuns Wesley So in Asian Individual Chess
Grandmaster B Adhiban of India crashed through the defenses of ace Pilipino Wesley So in the fourth round to occupy the joint third position in the Asian Individual Chess championship in Mashhad.
May 05, 2011
Asian chess: Negi loses to Xiangzhi
Grandmaster and National champion Parimarjan Negi suffered a setback, losing to his Chinese counterpart Bu Xiangzhi in the third round of the Asian Individual Chess Championship in Mashhad, Iran, on Thursday. After victories in the first two games, Negi could not quite match the wily Chinese and will now have some catching up to do in the remaining six rounds.
May 04, 2011
Asian Chess: Negi leads after beating Kunte
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi chalked out an easy victory over fellow Indian Abhijeet Kunte to maintain a clean slate after the second round of the Asian Individual Chess Championship in Mashhad, Iran.
March 25, 2011
Anand beats Giri to finish third
World champion Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defenses of Dutch youngster Anish Giri and finished third in the combined standings of the 20th and final Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament in Moncao on Friday.
March 24, 2011
Anand gets the better of Gashimov
World Champion Viswanathan Anand came back to sole third spot after defeating Vugar Gashimov of Azerbaijan 1.5-0.5 in the 10th and penultimate round of 20th and last edition of Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament in Monaco.
March 23, 2011
Carlsen proves equal to Anand in Amber Chess
World champion Viswanathan Anand beat Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the blindfold game but lost the rapid one as the mini-match ended 1-1, in the ninth round of Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament in Monaco.
March 18, 2011
Amber Chess: Anand in 2nd spot after draw
World Champion Viswanathan Anand jumped to the joint second spot after signing peace with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fifth round of the 20th and final edition of Amber Blindfold and Rapid chess tournament in Monaco.
March 16, 2011
Amber chess: Anand beats Grischuk in Round 4
World champion Viswanathan Anand continued with his clinical performance and defeated Russian Alexander Grischuk 1.5-0.5 in the fourth round of 20th Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament in Monaco.
January 31, 2011
Tata Chess: Anand finishes 2nd, regains top spot
Five times winner Viswanathan Anand had to be content with a second place finish following a draw with Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia in the 13th and final round of 73rd Tata Steel Chess in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.
January 30, 2011
Anand survives Giri scare; remains in second spot
World champion Viswanathan Anand survived a scare against young Anish Giri of Holland before salvaging a draw in the 12th and penultimate round of the 73rd Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee.
January 27, 2011
Anand crushes Shirov to remain in joint lead
Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory over Alexei Shirov of Spain in the 10th round to maintain his position at the top in the 73rd Tata Steel chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee.
January 24, 2011
Wijk Aan Zee chess: Anand holds Aronian, in lead
World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the eighth round to claw back to the top of the leaderboard in the 'A' group of 73rd Tata Steel Chess tournament at Wijk Aan Zee.
January 22, 2011
Anand held by Grischuk, Tania outwits Vocaturo
World champion Viswanathan Anand had to settle for a draw against Alexander Grischuk of Russia in the sixth round of the 'A' group of Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.
January 21, 2011
Anand beats Smeets to take sole lead
World champion Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand scored an impressive victory over Jan Smeets of Holland to jump to sole lead after the end of the fifth round of the 'A' group in the 73rd Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee. With his third victory from five games, Anand took his tally to four points and is now half a point ahead of nearest rival Hikaru Nakamura of United States who played out a draw with Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine.
January 18, 2011
Giri shocks Carlsen, Anand held by L'Ami
The 73rd Tata Steel Chess in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands, saw the first shock result of the tournament when World No 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway blundered and went down to talented Anish Giri of Holland in a mere 22 moves.
January 17, 2011
Anand held by Kramnik
World champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by arch-rival Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the second round, in Group 'A', in the 73rd Tata Steel chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands. With just one decisive game in the premier group, Anand remains in joint-lead along with Jan Smeets of Holland, Hikaru Nakamura of United States and lone winner of the day Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, who defeated Wang Hao of China.
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