Chess News

World Team Chess: Tania Sachdev guides India to win over USA

World Team Chess: Tania Sachdev guides India to win over USA

In the open section, the Indian men missed out their chances and lost to China 1.5-2.5. Vidit Gujarathi drew with Ding Liren on the top board and Parimarjan Negi drew with Li Chao on the fourth.

Jun 19, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Altibox Norway chess tournament: Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen; finishes joint seventh

Altibox Norway chess tournament: Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen; finishes joint seventh

It was some recover for Anand who started off with two losses in the first four games and then came back with four draws and a solitary victory over Fabiano Caruana of United States earlier in the tournament.

Jun 17, 2017, 10:38 AM IST
Heartbreak for Harika Dronavali, clinches 3rd bronze at World Championship

Heartbreak for Harika Dronavali, clinches 3rd bronze at World Championship

Harika missed several opportunities in the tie-breaker which was a battle of nerves. Tan will now play the finals against Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine.

Feb 26, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand: Five-time world champion survives scare against Anish Giri in London Chess Classic

Viswanathan Anand: Five-time world champion survives scare against Anish Giri in London Chess Classic

Playing white, Anand went for one of the topoical lines in the Sicilian Najdorf and found Giri in fine fettle. 

Dec 16, 2016, 10:20 AM IST
Viswanathan Anand loses to Vladimir Kramnik in Tal memorial International

Viswanathan Anand loses to Vladimir Kramnik in Tal memorial International

Kramnik got a small advantage in the middle game and nurtured it well when Anand did not find the best response.

Oct 01, 2016, 18:03 PM IST
Candidates Chess: Viswanathan Anand draws with Anish Giri; bows out of contention

Candidates Chess: Viswanathan Anand draws with Anish Giri; bows out of contention

For the first time in 10 years, there will be a World Championship without Anand, who has won the crown as many as five times.

Mar 28, 2016, 17:58 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand beats Veselin Topalov in Candidates' opener

Viswanathan Anand beats Veselin Topalov in Candidates' opener

With the two of the three games ending in draws, Anand is likely to emerge as the sole winner on day one of the biggest event of the year.

Mar 11, 2016, 23:43 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand finishes second in Zurich Challenge

Viswanathan Anand finishes second in Zurich Challenge

Anand played some exemplary chess after a disastrous showing in the Gibraltar International.

Feb 16, 2016, 22:08 PM IST
Kudos! India's 6-year-old chess prodigy makes it to world's top-six

Kudos! India's 6-year-old chess prodigy makes it to world's top-six

Suhaani has 1156 points in her kitty and is behind two Russians, two Iranians and one Danish player.

Feb 16, 2016, 17:25 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand keeps lead in Zurich challenge

Viswanathan Anand keeps lead in Zurich challenge

Anand took his tally to six points overall and will have white pieces against Kramnik in final round of the Rapid section.

Feb 15, 2016, 13:26 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand dumps Levon Aronian in Zurich Challenge opener

Viswanathan Anand dumps Levon Aronian in Zurich Challenge opener

The other two games of the first round ended in draws.

Feb 14, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand bounces back with easy win over Matthias Bach

Viswanathan Anand bounces back with easy win over Matthias Bach

Anand registered his first victory of the tournament.

Jan 28, 2016, 21:51 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand finishes 9th in London Classic; Magnus ​Carlsen wins

Viswanathan Anand finishes 9th in London Classic; Magnus ​Carlsen wins

In the Grand Chess Tour standings, Anand finished on the eighth spot overall with 14 points.

Dec 14, 2015, 18:10 PM IST
London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana

World champion Magnus Carlsen was not able to break through the defences of Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria.

Dec 13, 2015, 20:19 PM IST
London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Alexander Grischuk, slips to ninth spot

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Alexander Grischuk, slips to ninth spot

After drawing the first three rounds, this was Anand's third decisive result in a row and second where the Indian ace ended on the receiving end.

Dec 11, 2015, 18:46 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand back in business after crushing Veselin Topalov in London

Viswanathan Anand back in business after crushing Veselin Topalov in London

Anand staged his customary comeback in style, giving an endgame lesson to Topalov.

Dec 09, 2015, 22:49 PM IST
Anand loses to Nakamura in London Chess Classic

Anand loses to Nakamura in London Chess Classic

With five rounds still to come, Anand slipped to ninth spot in the ten-player round-robin event​.

Dec 08, 2015, 19:58 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand opens doors of Chennai home to flood-affected residents

Viswanathan Anand opens doors of Chennai home to flood-affected residents

Anand is also expected to make a monetary contribution to help in the relief operations.

Dec 08, 2015, 09:30 AM IST
London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand misses his chances before surviving against Magnus Carlsen

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand misses his chances before surviving against Magnus Carlsen

In the other game, local wildcard entrant Michael Adams remained impregnable and held Levon Aronian of Armenia to an easy draw.

Dec 07, 2015, 19:49 PM IST
Padmini Rout defends National Premier Chess crown

Padmini Rout defends National Premier Chess crown

Even a loss in final round would ensure 1st place for Padmini as she has better tie-breaking SB score. 

Nov 23, 2015, 20:50 PM IST