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Viswanathan Anand ties for third in Zurich blitz; loses to Magnus Carlsen

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 18:35

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand won two, lost two and drew one for a joint third place finish at the blitz tournament of Zurich Chess Classic that concluded here today.

A new challenge for Viswanathan Anand in Zurich

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 09:06

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand will find himself in the unfamiliar position of starting as the lowest-ranked player when he takes on a tough field in his first Classical tournament since losing the world title, in the Zurich Challenge here at the Savoy.

Viswanathan Anand says administration not his cup of tea

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 13:36

He might have been dethroned as the world champion by Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen at home, but the hunger to succeed is still alive in Viswanathan Anand who says he is looking forward to fix some issues and start the new season on a positive note.

A roller-coaster year for Indian chess

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 13:12

It started with a great deal of excitement and anticipation but year 2013 turned out to be a disappointing one for Indian chess as the legendary Viswanathan Anand got outplayed in his own backyard to surrender the World Championship crown.

Pankaj Advani is inspired by tennis ace Roger Federer

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10:49

A self confessed Tennis fan, cueist Pankaj Advani on Monday said modern day great Roger Federer and his poise has always inspired him.

Viswanatha Anand bows out of London Chess Classic

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 21:19

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand bowed out of the London Chess Classic after losing the quarterfinals against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia 0.5-1.5 here at the Olympia.

Viswanathan Anand in quarters of London Classics

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 17:22

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand found his way to the knockout stage in the London Chess Classic with an easy draw against tailender Andrei Istratescu of France in the fifth round of the preliminaries that concluded here at the Olympia.

Anand continues command in prelims of London Chess Classic

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 15:31

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 in progress here at the Olympia.

London Chess Classic: Anand beats Istratescu to lead his group

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 23:54

Five times world champion Viswanathan Anand outclassed Andrei Istratescu of France to jump in to sole lead on seven points at the half-way stage of the preliminaries of the London Chess Classic in progress here at the Olympia.

Anand in joint lead after two rounds of the London Classic

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 16:28

Viswanathan Anand put behind the disappointment of the world championship loss and started his campaign by turning the tables on England`s Luke McShane and later drew with another Englishman Michael Adams in the preliminaries of the London Classic here.

`Birthday boy` Anand back in the London Classic

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 19:28

Shrugging off the disappointment of losing the World Championship to Magnus Carlsen, Indian GM Viswanathan Anand is all set to be back in competitive circuit taking part in the prestigious London Chess Classics, which is currently underway here.

Carlsen, Anand presented with medals

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 13:37

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitthaa Monday gave away the gold cup and Rs.9.9 crore prize money to the newly crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway.