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.
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.
The youngest Indian to become a rated chess player, seven-year-old Dev Shah, has become the world champion in the Under-7 category in the World Schools Chess Championships that concluded at Juiz de Fora in Brazil on December 4.
Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta continued with his fine form to hold much higher ranked Indian P Harikrishna to an easy draw in the sixth round of Qatar Masters International open chess tournament now underway here.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta missed out on his chances but still got an easy draw against fourth seeded Frenchman Maxime Vachier Lagrave in the fifth round of the Qatar International Open Chess Tournament now underway here.
P Harikrishna, the highest rated Indian in fray, crashed through the defences of Polish Grandmaster Bartosz Socko while Abhijeet Gupta played out a hard-fought draw with French Grandmaster Matthieu Cornette in the fourth round of Qatar Masters International Open Chess tournament now underway here.
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta outclassed Fabien Libiszewski of France to jump to joint fifth position after the end of the third round of the Qatar Masters International Chess tournament here on Saturday.
Indian Grandmaster M Shyam Sundar achieved the best result of his career when he held former world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to a creditable draw in the second round of Qatar Masters International Open chess tournament here.
After losing to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in game 11 of World Chess Championship that ended his hoped of winning the World title, Viswanathan Anand has said he wants to continue playing chess as long as he enjoys doing so.
Defending champion Henrik Stenson retained the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, carding a final-round 70 to finish two shots clear of the field and cement his status as Europe’s number two golfer.
The 11th game of the World Chess Championship is a must win game for five time world champion Viswanathan Anand, who is trialing by a full point to defending World Champion Magnus Carlson, of the 12-game series.
Trailing by a full point with just two games remaining, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand would desperately need a victory to stay afloat against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match here on Sunday.
A four-birdie streak on his first nine saw Arjun Atwal (68) reach tied 15th spot alongside Rashid Khan (71) at four-under 140 at the midway stage of the USD 1 million Resorts World Manila Masters here on Friday.