December 11, 2012Anand finishes fifth after draw with Carlsen
World champion Viswanathan Anand ended his campaign with a draw against Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ninth and final round of London Chess Classic on Tuesday. The Indian ace finished the tournament with nine points and had to be content with fifth place among nine contenders. Carlsen emerged a clear winner with 18 points under the soccer-like scoring system in place in the tournament.
December 07, 2012Anand beats Jones for first win in London Chess
World champion Viswanathan Anand defeated Grandmaster Gawain Jones of England in the fifth round to register his first victory in London Chess Classic. Under much pressure, Anand outclassed Jones and finally registered a win after 17 Classical Chess games.
December 05, 2012Vishy Anand held by Kramnik as title hopes fade
World champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he was held by former challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia for a draw, in the fourth round of the London Chess Classic.
December 04, 2012London Classic: Anand draws with Aronian
World Champion Viswanathan Anand failed to capitalise on chances that came his way and played out a draw with tail-ender Levon Aronian of Armenia in the third round of the London Chess Classic on Monday.
December 03, 2012London Classic: Anand ekes out draw against McShane
World champion Viswanathan Anand survived anxious moments before he salvaged a draw against Luke McShane of England in the second round of the London Chess Classic on Monday.
December 02, 2012Anna Ushenina is new World women's chess champion
Anna Ushenina of Ukraine claimed the women's World Championship crown, defeating Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria in the first set of tie-break games in Khanty Mansiysk.
November 24, 2012Half point for Sowmya against top seed Tiviakov
Pune based Woman Grandmaster Sowmya Swaminathan snatched half a point against top seed Grandmaster Sergei Tiviakov of The Netherlands in an exciting third round game in the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.
Harika bows out of World Chess Championship
Grandmaster D Harika bowed out of the world championship after playing a draw in must-win second game with former Bulgarian world champion Antoaneta Stefanova in the semifinals, which she lost 0.5-1.5 in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
Harika loses first semi-final game in World women's chess
Grandmaster D Harika's title aspirations suffered a major blow as she lost to Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria in the first game of the semi-final at World Women's chess championship in Khanty, Mansiysk, Russia. Despite displaying top form so far, Harika could not get things moving well in the first game and went down rather easily.
November 22, 2012Women's World Chess: Harika storms into last four
Grandmaster D Harika came up with a spectacular performance in the tiebreak games to beat Zhao Xue of China and enter the last four stage in the World Women chess championship in Khanty Mansiysk (Russia).
November 21, 2012Ganguly, Sandipan share first place in Fujairah chess
Grandmasters Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Sandipan Chanda settled for a quick draw and shared first place along with Alexander Moiseenko of Ukraine in the Fujairah International open chess tournament that concluded in Fujaira, UAE, on Wednesday.
November 20, 2012Chanda, Ganguly keep joint-lead in Fujaira chess
Indian Grandmasters Sandipan Chanda and Surya Shekhar Ganguly kept themselves in contention for top honours after drawing with Etienne Bacrot of France and Yuri Kryvoruchko of Ukraine respectively in the seventh round of Fujairah International chess tournament, in Fujaira, UAE, on Tuesday. The Indian duo remained in joint-lead on five points along with the Ukrainian trio of Sergey Fedorchuk, Andrey Sumets and Alexander Moiseenko, Liem Le Quang of Vietnam and Bacrot.
November 19, 2012Harika to meet Zhao Xue in quarter-finals
Grandmaster D Harika will lock horns with Zhao Xue of China in the quarter-finals of the World Women's Chess Championship in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. Having reached the last eight stage, Harika meets the biggest challenge in the championship and if she wins this match she can prove to be a very tough competitor for the other opponents.
Sandipan beats Jobav, moves into joint-lead
Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda continued on his giant-killing spree and stunned top seed Baadur Jobava to jump into the joint-lead at the end of the sixth round of the Fujairah International Open chess tournament in Fujaira, UAE, on Monday.
November 18, 2012Ganguly stays in joint lead
Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly kept himself in contention, drawing with Sergey Fedorchuk of Ukraine in the fifth round of Fujairah International Open chess tournament in Fujairah.
November 16, 2012Ganguly beats Zherebukh, jumps to joint-lead
Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly continued with his demolishing form and defeated Yaroslav Zherebukh of Ukraine to jump into sole lead after the end of the third round of the Fujairah International Open Chess tournament in Fujaira, UAE, on Friday.
November 15, 2012Ganguly beats Gupta in Fujairah Chess
Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly outwitted higher-rated compatriot Abhijeet Gupta to maintain a clean slate after the end of the second round in the Fujairah International Chess tournament, in Fujairah (UAE), on Thursday.
Humpy crashes out of World women's chess
Grandmaster Koneru Humpy, the highest rated player in the fray, crashed out of the World Women's Chess Championship after failing to capitalize on her chances against Natalia Zhukova of Ukraine in the second game of the second round that concluded in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, on Thursday.
November 14, 2012Humpy shocked by Zhukova at World women's chess
Top-rated Grandmaster Koneru Humpy suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Natalia Zhukova of Ukraine in the first game of the second round at the World Women's Chess Championship, in Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), on Wednesday.
Debashish Das beats Ni Hua in Fujaira opener
Grandmaster-norm holder Debashish Das came up with a fantastic effort to beat Ni Hua of China in the first round of Fujaira International Open chess tournament in the UAE on Wednesday.
November 12, 2012Humpy, Harika in second round of World Championship
Koneru Humpy effortlessly defeated Denise Frick of South Africa while D Harika outplayed compatriot Soumya Swaminathan to move to the second round of the women's World Chess Championship, in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
October 14, 2012Anand finishes fifth after another draw
World champion Viswanathan Anand could not fetch a win till the very end as he settled for a draw with Russia's Sergey Karjakin in the 10th and final round of fifth Final Chess Masters to finish a lowly fifth, in Bilbao, Spain.
October 13, 2012Anand shocked by Carlsen in Final Masters
It went from bad to worse for Viswanathan Anand. The World champion suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the ninth and penultimate round of fifth Final Chess Masters in Bilbao, Spain. Having drawn the first eight games in the tournament, Anand was expected to hold fort against Carlsen, but the Indian ace cracked under pressure and went on to lose his first game in the tournament.
October 12, 2012Final Masters: Anand held again, out of title race
World champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he was held to a draw by Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the eighth round of the fifth Final Masters here at the Alhondiga in Bilbao, Spain.
October 10, 2012Final Masters: Draw number seven for Anand
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out his seventh draw in as many games, signing peace with World No 2 Levon Aronian of Armenia in the seventh round of the fifth Final Chess Masters in Bilbao, Spain.
October 09, 2012Yet another draw for Anand in Final Masters chess
World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out his sixth draw on the trot, signing peace with Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in round six of fifth Final Masters chess championship in Bilbao.
September 30, 2012Anand draws with Carlsen; Caruana continues to leads
World Champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for the elusive victory continued as he played out fifth draw on the trot, signing peace with Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth round of 5th Final Masters in Sao Paulo.
September 29, 2012Baku Open chess: Negi wins 7th round, joint 2nd
India's Parimarjan Negi finally found his winning ways as he beat Tomike Sanikidze of Georgia in the seventh round to grab the joint second spot at the International Chess Festival Baku Open in Baku.
Anand draws again in Chess Masters
World champion Viswanathan Anand's winless streak continued as he played out a tame draw against out-of-form Sergey Karjakin of Russia -- his fourth in as many games -- in the fourth round of fifth Final Masters in Sao Paulo.
September 28, 2012Chess Masters: Anand to face Karjakin in fourth round
Aiming for a win that has so far been elusive, world champion Viswanathan Anand will lock horns with an out-of-form Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fourth round of the fifth Final Masters in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
September 26, 2012Anand draws with Aronian; Caruana leads
World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out his second draw on the trot, signing peace with Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of 5th Final Masters in Sao Paulo.
September 25, 2012Chess Masters: Vallejo Pons holds Anand in opener
World champion Viswanathan Anand got tangled in a complicated position and was held to a draw by little-known Spaniard Francisco Vallejo Pons in the first round of the fifth Chess Masters final in Sao Paulo.
September 24, 2012Anand to play Vallejo in Masters opener
Viswanathan Anand will be playing his first tournament since winning the World Championship for the fifth time in May early this year at Moscow.
September 14, 2012Bhakti is Goa's first Woman Grandmaster
Bhakti Kulkarni became Goa's first Woman Grandmaster (WGM) after the World Chess Federation officially cleared her title at 83rd FIDE Congress in Istanbul.
September 10, 2012I will cherish Chess Olympiad silver: Abhijeet Gupta
Abhijeet Gupta's silver medal ended a long drought for Indians in the Open section of the Chess Olympiad. After a gap of 22 years -- the last one being Dibyendu Barua's gold medal on board two in Novisad 1990 -- an Indian won a medal for individual performance.
September 09, 2012Abhijeet gets silver, bronze for Tania at Chess Olympiad
Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won a silver by pocketing seven points out of nine games while Tania Sachdev turned out to be the best woman performer for India with a bronze medal in the Chess Olympiad, that concluded in Istanbul Turkey on Sunday.
September 08, 2012Indian women crush Israel 3.5-0.5 at Chess Olympiad
International Master Tania Sachdev led the charge as the Indian women's team crashed through the defenses of Israel and romped to a huge 3.5-0.5 victory in the 10th and penultimate round of the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.
September 07, 2012Chess Olympiad: Indian women tamed by Russia, men draw
On a disappointing day for India, the men's team bowed out of medal contention after conceding another draw, while the women were tamed 1-3 by Russia in the ninth round of the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.
September 06, 2012Chess Olympiad: Indian eves crush Vietnam
Former Asian queen Tania Sachdev continued with her dream run as Indian eves roared back to medal contention with an easy 2.5-1.5 triumph over Vietnam in the eighth round of the Women's chess Olympiad in Istanbul.
September 05, 2012Chess Olympiad: Indian women win; men held by Argentina
International Master Tania Sachdev registered her sixth victory in seven games as the Indian women's team cruised to a 3-1 victory over lower-ranked Estonia to take the joint-fourth spot after the seventh round in the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.
August 31, 2012Chess Olympiad: Indian team on a roll
Grandmasters P Harikrihsna and Abhijeet Gupta played in copy book style to give Indian men their third victory in a row in the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.
August 30, 2012Indian teams coast at Chess Olympiad
Grandmaster K Sasikiran showed the way as Indian men cruised to a 3-1 victory over Turkish 2016 team in the second round of the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.
August 29, 2012Indians off to a flier in Chess Olympiad
The Indian men's and women's teams cruised to identical 4-0 victories over Wales and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia respectively in the first round of the 40th Chess Olympiad at the Wow Hotel and Convention centre in Istanbul.
August 16, 2012Grover finishes 16th at World Junior Championship
India's Sahaj Grover, who achieved his final Grandmaster norm at the World Junior Chess Championship, ended his campaign at the 16th spot after losing his final-round game in the event in Athens.
August 02, 2012Abhijeet Gupta wins Kavala International chess
Grandmaster and national champion Abhijeet Gupta won the sixth Kavala International chess tournament after playing out a quick draw with Shota Adaladze of Georgia in the ninth and final round in Kavala, Greece.
July 15, 2012Negi's title hopes suffer a dent after defeat against Howell
Parimarjan Negi's title aspirations suffered a big setback as he lost the eighth and penultimate round of the Leiden International Chess tournament to David Howell of England.
July 14, 2012Leiden chess: Negi beats Vorobiov to stay in joint lead
Grandmaster and Asian Champion Parimarjan Negi continued his excellent run to beat the defence of Grandmaster Vegeny Vorobiov of Russia in the seventh round of the Leiden International chess tournament.
July 13, 2012Negi crushes Socko to be joint leader
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi rose to the occasion and put it across Bartosz Socko of Poland to jump to joint lead after the sixth round of the Leiden International chess tournament in The Netherlands.
July 12, 2012'Bhupathi and Paes should have sorted out differences'
Chess world champion Viswanathan Anand on Thursday said that Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi should have sorted out their issues much ahead of the Olympics instead of washing their dirty linen in public just ahead of the London Games.
Negi to meet Socko in Leiden chess tourney
Grandmaster and Asian champion Parimarjan Negi will meet Polish GM Bartosz Socko in the sixth round of the Leiden International chess tournament.
July 11, 2012Negi joint second in Leiden chess tourney
Grandmaster and Asian champion Parimarjan Negi scored a clinical victory over Frank Erwich of Holland to jump to joint second spot after the end of the fifth round of the 6th Leiden International chess tournament.
July 09, 2012Negi bounces back in Leiden chess tournament
Grandmaster and Asian champion Parimarjan Negi came back into the reckoning with a crushing victory over Thijs Roorda of Holland in the third round of the 6th Leiden International chess tournament in The Netherlands on Monday.
July 04, 2012Philadelphia chess: Abhijeet triumphs, Venkatesh is GM
National champion Abhijeet Gupta beat International Master Dean Ippolito of United States to win the Philadelphia International chess tournament, while M R Venkatesh became India's 28th Grandmaster at the event.
June 22, 2012Humpy joint first at Kazan Grand Prix chess
World No 4 Koneru Humpy pulled off a great win using an unusual opening move with black and rounded off a very successful tournament with a share of the first place at the FIDE Women Grand Prix Chess in Kazan, Russia. She was tied at 7.5 points with the higher rated Anna Muzychuk of Slovakia.
June 02, 2012Jubilant fans welcome Anand back home
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand received a rousing welcome by his fans, who lined-up in good numbers to greet him, as the chess wizard returned home after winning his fifth world title on Saturday.
May 30, 2012PM, Sonia congratulate Vishy Anand
The nation on Wednesday paid rich tributes to Grandmaster Viswanathan Anands for retaining the World Championship title.
I am too tensed to be happy but really relieved: Anand
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand, who clinched his fifth World Championship title at Moscow on Wednesday, said he is really relieved to achieve the milestone after an incredibly tense battle with Challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel.
Proudest moment of our lives, says Anand's father
Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's father Viswanathan Iyer on Wednesday termed his son's achievement of winning his fifth World Championship title as the "proudest moment of our lives".
Vishy Anand retains World Chess title
Viswanathan Anand successfully defended his World Chess Championship title after beating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand 2.5-1.5 in the four-game Rapid Chess tie-breaker, in Moscow.
May 28, 2012Gelfand takes Anand to tie-break after another draw
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand was stretched to the tie-breaker of the World Chess Championship by Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand following a draw in the 12th and final game, in Moscow, on Monday.
May 27, 2012Anand's last chance before tiebreak
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand will have a lot to think about ahead of the last game of the Chess World Championship against Boris Gelfand of Israel in Moscow.
May 26, 2012World C'ship: Anand-Gelfand draw penultimate match
Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, on Saturday, drew the 11th game against challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel as the World Chess Championship heads into a dramatic finish in Moscow on Saturday.
Asian Chess: Indian men win silver; bronze for women
Indian men's team thrashed Iraq 4-0 to win silver while their women counterparts bagged a bronze in the Asian Nations Chess Cup that concluded in Zaozhuang, China on Saturday.
May 25, 2012Asian Nations chess: Indian men beat Mongolia
Indian men cruised to a 3.5-0.5 victory over Mongolia to almost ensure the silver medal in the Asian Nations chess cup in Zaozhuang, China.
Pressure mounts on Anand, Gelfand ahead of Game 11
Viswanathan Anand remains favourite for the title in the World Chess Championship, but the 11th game will be crucial when the Indian plays his last black.
May 24, 2012Anand held by Gelfand in Game 10
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand could not break the ice and settled for an easy draw as white against challenger Boris Gelfand in the tenth game of the World Chess Championship in Moscow on Thursday.
May 23, 2012Anand manages to secure a draw in 9th game
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand was stretched a little by challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel but the Indian ace found his way to a draw in the ninth game of the World Chess Championship in Moscow.
May 22, 2012Psychological advantage for Anand in World C'ships
Having bounced back with an emphatic victory in the previous round, Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand holds a huge psychological advantage in the crucial remaining four games of the World Championship match against Israeli Boris Gelfand in Moscow.
Wife backs Gelfand to win against Anand
Boris Gelfand might have suffered a defeat at the hands of defending champion Viswanathan Anand in the eighth round of the ongoing World Chess Championship in Moscow, but the Israeli Grandmaster's wife, Maya is confident about her husband's triumph against his Indian opponent.
May 21, 2012Anand beats Gelfand in 17 moves to draw level
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand struck back with vengeance and scored the much-needed equaliser against Boris Gelfand in the eighth game of the World Chess Championship in Moscow on Monday.
May 20, 2012Anand shocked by Gelfand in seventh game
Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered a jolt in his title defence as he lost to his Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the seventh game of the World Chess Championship in Moscow.
May 19, 2012Anand has lost motivation: Kasparov
Chess legend Garry Kasparov believes that reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand has lost motivation and the Indian, who is defending his title against Boris Gelfand right now, has been "sliding downhill" for the past few years.
May 18, 2012Anand, Gelfand in another insipid draw
Victory continues to elude defending champion Viswanathan Anand. The Indian Grandmaster failed to break the deadlock yet again and had to settle for a draw against challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the sixth game of the World Chess Championship in Moscow.
May 17, 2012Anand, Gelfand play fifth successive draw
Victory continues to elude defending champion Viswanathan Anand. The Indian Grandmaster failed to break the deadlock yet again and had to settle for a draw against challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fifth game of the World Chess Championship in Moscow. This is the fifth successive draw in as many games and leaves the score tied at 2.5-2.5.
May 16, 2012Chess World C'ship: Anand to play white in fifth game
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand holds the edge going into the fifth game as white in his World Championship match against Boris Gelfand at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
May 15, 2012Anand plays out 4th draw in World Chess C'ship
World champion Viswanthan Anand played his fourth draw in the world chess champion against Boris Gelfand of Israel as the deadlock continued in the prestigious contest in Moscow.
World chess: Anand plays out third draw against Gelfand
Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand found himself in trouble before eking out a hard-fought draw against Boris Gelfand of Israel in a hotly-contested third round game of the World Chess Championship in Moscow on Monday.
May 13, 2012Parimarjan Negi bags Asian chess title
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi won the Asian continental chess championship despite losing to A R Saleh Salem of UAE in the final round that concluded in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.
May 12, 2012Easy draw for Anand in World chess Championship
Defending champion Viswanathan Anand showcased fresh preparation as black and got an easy draw against rival Boris Gelfand in the second game of the World Chess Championship now in progress in Moscow.
Asian chess: Negi, Mary Ann in sole lead
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi scored his sixth victory on the trot, disposing of Oliver Barbosa of Philippines to retain his half-point lead with just one round to go in the Asian individual chess championship, in Ho Chi Minh on Saturday.
May 11, 2012World chess: Anand, Gelfand draw opening game
Vishwanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand drew the first game of their 12-game world chess championship match played at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Negi gains sole lead in Asian Continental Chess
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi went through the defences of Yu Yangyi of China to emerge sole leader after the sixth round in the Asian Continental Chess Championships in Ho Chi Min City, Vetnam, on Friday. With his fourth victory on the trot, the 19-year-old Indian ace left everyone behind and is now training his sight on the gold medal.
May 10, 2012Negi rises to joint-second in Asian chess
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi continued his winning ways and dumped Megaranto Susanto of Indonesia to jump to joint-second after the end of the fifth round in the Asian Continental Chess championship in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, on Thursday.
May 09, 2012Asian Chess: Negi sixth after fourth round win
Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi put his second round debacle behind and defeated Mongolian Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan to jump to joint-sixth after the fourth round in the Asian Chess Championship in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam.
May 08, 2012Asian chess: Negi, Gupta back in contention
Grandmasters Parimarjan Negi and Abhijeet Gupta got back in contention with victories over Nguyen Anh Dung of Vietnam and Irwanto Sadikin of Indonesia respectively, in the third round of Asian Continental Chess Championship in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, on Tuesday.
May 07, 2012Gupta, Negi shocked in Asian chess
The two highest rated Indian Grandmasters -- Abhijeet Gupta and Parimarjan Negi -- suffered major setbacks as they lost their second round ties in the Asian Chess Championship in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
May 01, 2012Anand shouldn't underestimate Gelfand: Ganguly
As Indian ace Viswanathan Anand gears to defend his World Chess Championship title against Boris Gelfand later this month, GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly feels it will be 'foolish to underestimate the Israeli'.
April 24, 2012Sandipan emerges joint-winner in Dubai chess
Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda played out a draw with overnight co-leader Miezis Normunds of Latvia to tie for the first place in the 14th Dubai International Open chess tournament that concluded on Tuesday. Ni Hua of China emerged the winner with the best tie-break after a five-way tie.
April 23, 2012Negi slips-up, loses to Chanda in Dubai Open
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi blundered and went down to Sandipan Chanda from a position of strength in the penultimate round of the 14th Dubai International Open chess tournament on Monday. Negi's loss turned out to be a big gain for Chanda as he joined the leader, Latvian Grandmaster Miezis Normunds, on 6.5 points.
April 22, 2012Dubai chess: Indian trio in tied 2nd, Normunds leads
Defending champion Abhijeet Gupta squandered a winning position before settling for a draw against Grandmaster Evgenij Miroshnichenko of Ukraine to drop to the joint second spot after the end of the seventh round at the Dubai International Open chess tournament in Dubai on Sunday.
February 11, 2012Aeroflot chess: Negi holds Leim in exciting tie
Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi worked his way to an exciting draw with higher seeded Le Quang Leim of Vietnam in the fourth round of the 'A' group of Aeroflot International chess tournament in Moscow.
February 03, 2012Chess: Short defeats Hou, Sasikiran misses podium
Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran was denied a podium finish by Nigel Short of England in the 10th and final round of Tradewise Gibraltar chess tournament, which concluded in Gibraltar.
February 02, 2012Gibraltar chess: Sasikiran climbs to joint second
Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran got the better of Richard Rapport of Hungary to jump to joint second spot after the end of the ninth and penultimate round of Tradewise Gibraltar chess festival in Gibraltar.
February 01, 2012Gibraltar chess: Negi holds Sasikiran, joint third
Continuing his excellent form, Parimarjan Negi held higher-ranked compatriot K Sasikiran to a draw for a share of the third spot after the eighth round of the Tradewise Gibraltar chess congress in Gibraltar.
January 03, 2012V Anand recommended by AICF for Bharat Ratna
The All India Chess Federation decided to recommend Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand for the coveted 'Bharat Ratna' award.
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