Anand rules out any plans of retirement

Chennai: At 42, Viswanathan Anand is the second oldest of the top ten FIDE ranked players in the world, but the reigning world chess champion today ruled out any plans of retiring.

Many a moves at crucial times "huge leapt to unknown": Anand

Anand said that he has to do "informed guesswork" based on his intuition in many crucial situations and those moves turn out to be the winners.

Chess won`t become an Olympic sport in my time: Viswanathan Anand

Anand told media here that with chess not being an Olympic sport, and the process of getting it included being a very lengthy one, his playing days would be over when that happens.

Negi held by Rijnaarts in Leiden chess tourney

Grandmaster and Asian champion Parimarjan Negi suffered a setback after drawing with Sjef Rijnaarts of Holland in the second round of the sixth edition of Leiden International chess tournament.