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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 

Viswanathan Anand draws with Liren Ding to end joint 3rd in Bilbao Masters

Viswanathan Anand draws with Liren Ding to end joint 3rd in Bilbao Masters

Anand played some inaccurate manoeuvres to let his chances slip as the game progressed.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Wesley So in Bilbao Masters

Viswanathan Anand draws with Wesley So in Bilbao Masters

Anand tried hard but could not break the solid defences of Wesley who continues to share the lead along with Giri.

Viswanathan Anand shocked by Anish Giri in Bilbao chess

Viswanathan Anand shocked by Anish Giri in Bilbao chess

Anand suffered a typical case of chess blindness and his opening blunder cost him dearly against Giri.