Vishyanand: Minor planet named after chess star Vishwanathan Anand
Vishyanand: Minor planet named after chess star Vishwanathan Anand

India’s first chess grandmaster, Vishwanathan Anand has been bestowed the honor of having a minor planet named after him, joining a select group of very few chess players that have ever been given this privilege.

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.

There is firm offer from Sochi for World Championship: Vishwanathan Anand

Amid apprehension that the World Chess Championship title contest between reigning champion Magnus Carlsen and former winner Vishwanathan Anand could be postponed, the Indian ace is hoping the rematch would go ahead and be held in Sochi, Russia, in November.

Pune to host 2014 World Junior Chess Championships in October

The World Junior Chess Championship, the first stepping stone to future glory, is scheduled from October 5-20 in Pune.

Losing world chess crown had a devastating effect on me: Anand

Chess ace Viswanathan Anand has said that losing World Chess crown had affected his confidence and it took him time to get back.

Anand should add strategist to core team: Susan Polgar

Four-time women`s World chess champion Susan Polgar of Hungary feels that India`s Viswanathan Anand can perhaps add another strategist rather than making wholesome changes to his A-team - his seconds - for his World Chess Championship match against defending champion Magnus Carlsen later this year.

Fifth game was the turning point, says Anand

Admitting that newly-crowned world champion Magnus Carlsen dominated the duel, five-time title holder Vishwanathan Anand on Friday said that the loss in the fifth game of the World Chess Championship match turned out to be a "heady blow" for him.

Vishwanathan Anand too deserved Bharat Ratna, says Dibyendu Barua

India`s second Grandmaster after Vishwanathan Anand, Dibyendu Barua today welcomed the government`s decision to bestow Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar but added that the five-time World chess champion too deserved the highest civilian award.

World Chess Championship: Vishwanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 3

After a day’s break, India`s Vishwanathan Anand will be up against Norway`s Magnus Carlsen to defend his title as world chess champion, in the third game of the World Chess Championship.

World Chess Championship: Anand vs Carlsen, game 3 – Preview

After a day’s break, India`s Vishwanathan Anand will be up against Norway`s Magnus Carlsen to defend his title as world chess champion, in the third game of the World Chess Championship.

Vishwanathan Anand - Magnus Carlsen duel fires up chess fervour in India

The enthusiasm for chess ignited by Anand in the 1980s is now a fervour as India hosts the world championship this year.

Anand loses to Hao, finishes fourth in Norway Chess

Going all out for a win to clinch the title, world champion Vishwanathan Anand suffered a heart-breaking loss at the hands of Wang Hao of China in the final round to finish a disappointing fourth in the Norway Super Chess tournament here on Saturday.

Anand beats Ding Liren, jumps to sixth spot

World champion Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defenses of Chinese champion Ding Liren and jumped to sixth spot after the end of the fifth round of the Alekhine memorial chess tournament here at the Louvre.

Anand draws in Alekhine memorial chess tournament

World champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with joint-leader Maxime Vachier-Lagraev of France in the fourth round of Alekhine memorial chess tournament in progress here.

Anand-Carlsen World C`ship match could move out of Chennai

There is some uncertainty over Chennai as the venue for the eagerly-awaited World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen after the World No 1 player from Norway expressed unhappiness with the FIDE`s choice of venue.

Aronian, Anand to participate in Alekhine Memorial Tournament

Armenia`s World No.2 Levon Aronian and World Chess Champion Vishy Anand will take part in the Alexander Alekhine Memorial Tournament to be held jointly in Paris and St. Petersburg, Chess Federation of Armenia said on Wednesday.

Anand hails concept of Maharashtra Chess League

The idea of the inaugural six-team Maharashtra Chess League to be held here from April 24 to 29 was hailed by world champion Viswanathan Anand on Thursday, who described it as a good way to develop skills of up and coming players.

Viswanathan Anand in a tough field in Zurich Chess Challenge

Fresh from his remarkable come-from-behind victory at the Grenke Chess Classic tournament, World champion Viswanathan Anand will compete in a tougher field in the Zurich Chess Challenge here.

Anand draws with Caruana

Baden-Baden (Germany): World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by tournament leader Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the seventh round of the Grenke Chess Classic here.

Stand-off between IOC & IOA is more of a legal argument: Anand

Chess legend Vishwanathan Anand is not too concerned about the suspension imposed on the IOA by International Olympic Committee as he feels the ongoing dispute is "more of a legal argument" which can be sorted out in due course of time.