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Viswananthan Anand crushes Magnus Carlsen

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand defeated reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen to jump to the joint third spot after the end of the fourth round of Norway Chess tournament, here. After three draws in the first four rounds of the tournament , a part of the Grand Chess Tour, Anand’s hunt for the victory ended in a delightful manner as the Indian ace crushed Carlsen in all departments of the

Magnus Carlsen beats Viswanathan Anand in Game 11 to retain World Championship title

World chess champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen retained his title, defeating Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match at Russia Sunday. The reigning world champion called off the exchange/sacrifice blunder or bluff of Anand on move 24 and wrapped up the 12 game in 45 moves. Interestingly Anand went for the misadventure of exchange/sacrifice – giving up his rook for Carlsen’s bishop when he was enjoying

Viswanathan Anand faces must-win situation against Magnus 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 here on Sunday. With the scores at 5.5-4.5 in favour of the Norwegian, Anand needs one victory and the Indian will try to achieve it in the last game of the match slated on Tuesday given that the

Bilbao Final Masters: Viswanathan Anand beats Ponomariov in opener

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 here. Playing his last tournament ahead of the World Championship re-match against Magnus Carlsen in November, Anand showed that he was in top form and outclassed Ponomariov in all departments of the game. The four players double round robin tournament saw the other game

Magnus Carlsen agrees to rematch against Viswanathan Anand

World Chess Federation on Monday announced that World Champion Magnus Carlsen has agreed to play a rematch against India’s Viswanathan Anand in November. Both, champion Carlsen and challenger Anand have signed World Championship Match contract as well. Sochi in Russia will be the setting for the World Championship Match that will take place in between the 7th and the 27th of November. Apart from inviting all World Champions to the event,

Garry Kasparov bid fails as chess body's boss re-elected

Former world champion Garry Kasparov failed in his bid to oust the eccentric longtime head of the World Chess Federation in a bitter contest steeped in Russian power plays.Kasparov, a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin, was the sole challenger yesterday against Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a wealthy businessman known to be supported by the Russian president.The vote was held on the sidelines of an international tournament in Norway.Delegates at the 2014 Chess

Magnus Carlsen became the World Rapid Chess Champion!

Magnus Carlsen won the title of the World Rapid Chess Champion. In the last day he scored 3,5 points  and finished the tournament with 11 points out of 15. Four players finished half a point behind him including Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian and Alexander Morozevich. Fabiano Caruana won the silver medal and also became number one in the world rapid rating list according to live rating calculations. Former World

Viswanathan Anand joint third with five to go in World Rapid

Five-time world champion Viswanthan Anand kept himself in contention by notching up 3.5 points on the penultimate day of the World Rapid Chess Championship here. With seven points from 10 games, Anand stands joint third in the strongest ever rapid chess tournament and the Indian ace will have to make a superb finish to find himself on the podium. World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway came up with an inspired

Viswanathan Anand qualifies for 2014 FIDE World Championship Match

Viswanathan Anand will have another shot at the World Chess Championship title after winning the Candidates Tournament 2014 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. In round 13 Anand held a draw against Sergey Karjakin to take his score to 8 points and secure clear first place with one round to go. Anand is set to play a match with World Champion Magnus Carlsen in November. The hosting city should be announced soon. In

Viswanathan Anand draws with Andreikin, keeps lead

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against lowest ranked Dmitry Andreikin of Russia in the fifth round, but kept the lead at the Candidates chess tournament here. It turned out to be a no-hassle day for Anand as the Indian was seen pressing for an advantage towards the end of the game. The draw took Anand to 3.5 points out of a possible five

Viswanathan Anand is leading the standings with 2,5 points

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Viswanathan Anand stuck to their guns, Vishy defended with the Slav while Shakh once again played knight on d2. After the introductory moves white expanded in the center with e5 and f4. The former World Champion didn’t lose time and immediately undermined the pawn chain. White’s inability to bring the rooks to the central files, controlled by the beautifully placed black bishops, proved that his position was a little over-extended.

Vishwanathan Anand beats top seed Aronian

Five-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand displayed top form to beat top seed and rating-favourite Levon Aronian of Armenia in the first game of the first round of the Candidates chess tournament here today. Anand made most of the offered opportunities and came on top as Aronian proved no match in the complexities that ensued. The Indian ace was seen at the top of his game for the major part of