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.

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand loses to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

After the seventh round and three defeats in four games, the Indian is now struggling with just 2.5 points.

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.

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.

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​.

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.

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.

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian

  • This is his second draw in as many games, and has one point out of a possible two.
  • He has four white games remaining out of the last seven rounds.
  • He will meet reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the third round.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Michael Adams in London Classic Chess opener

Viswanathan Anand draws with Michael Adams in London Classic Chess opener

The day produced as many as four draws out of five games and only Dutchman Anish Giri was lucky enough to have scored a full point.

My appetite for chess has recovered: Vishwanathan Anand

My appetite for chess has recovered: Vishwanathan Anand

Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand here on Sunday said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm.

My best is yet to come, hopefully: Viswanathan Anand

My best is yet to come, hopefully: Viswanathan Anand

Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014.

Viswanathan Anand draws again, to meet Michael Adams in the final round

Viswanathan Anand draws again, to meet Michael Adams in the final round

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand settled for his fourth draw in the London Chess Classic and almost went out of title race at the Olympia here on Sunday.

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic here on Saturday.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in London Classic

Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in London Classic

Celebrating his 45th Birthday, five times world champion Viswanthan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of London Chess Classic, here today.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic

Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic here today.

Viswanatha Anand bows out of London Chess Classic

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.

Anand continues command in prelims of London Chess Classic

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.

Anand beats Istratescu to lead his group

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand outclassed Frenchman Andrei Istratescu to jump to sole lead at the halfway stage of the preliminaries of the London Chess Classic in progress at the Olympia.

London Chess Classic: Anand beats Istratescu to lead his group

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 starts off in style in London Chess Classic

Indian ace Viswanathan Anand put the disappointing loss in the World Championship behind him and started his campaign in style by beating local Luke McShane in the first `A` group game of the London Chess Classic that got underway.