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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.

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 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.

Viswanathan Anand eyes the world title in rapid and blitz chess

Viswanathan Anand eyes the world title in rapid and blitz chess

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand starts as one of the favourites in the world rapid and blitz chess championship.

Sergey Karjakin wins WC; joins Viswanathan Anand for 'Candidates Meet'

Sergey Karjakin wins WC; joins Viswanathan Anand for 'Candidates Meet'

In a thrilling finale, youngest ever GM Sergey Karjakin of Russia annexed the World Cup Chess Championship defeating compatriot Peter Svidler 6-4.

Viswanathan Anand draws again; held by Wesley So of USA

Viswanathan Anand draws again; held by Wesley So of USA

Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as the five times world champion failed to break the solid defences of Wesley So of the USA in the seventh round of Sinquefield Cup, a part of the Grand Chess tour, here.

Viswanathan Anand to meet Anish Giri in Sinquefield second lap

Viswanathan Anand to meet Anish Giri in Sinquefield second lap

 Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand will have an uphill task at hand when he takes on Dutchman Anish Giri in the sixth round of the USD 300000 prize money tournament here.

Sinquefield Cup: Vishwanathan Anand opens account; draws with Veselin​ Topalov

Sinquefield Cup: Vishwanathan Anand opens account; draws with Veselin​ Topalov

 Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with table-topper Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the third round to open his account in the Sinquefield Cup -- a part of the Grand Chess tour.

Viswanathan  Anand suffers another defeat in Sinquefield Cup

Viswanathan Anand suffers another defeat in Sinquefield Cup

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered his second defeat in as many games losing to Alexander Grischuk of Russia in the second round of Sinquefield Cup, a part of the Grand Chess tour.

Viswanathan Anand loses to Hikaru Nakamura in Sinquefield opener

Viswanathan Anand loses to Hikaru Nakamura in Sinquefield opener

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a surprising first round loss at the hands of Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Sinquefield Cup here.

Viswanathan Anand to take on Hikaru Nakamura in Sinquefield opener

Viswanathan Anand to take on Hikaru Nakamura in Sinquefield opener

Five times world champion Viswanathan Anand will take on Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the first round of Sinquefield Cup, a part of the Grand Chess tour.

Viswanathan Anand in elite company in Shamkir Chess

Viswanathan Anand in elite company in Shamkir Chess

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will have his hands full when he competes in a very strong field in the Shamkir Chess 2015, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov.

Viswanathan Anand loses to Hikaru Nakamura at last hurdle, finishes 2nd in Zurich

Viswanathan Anand loses to Hikaru Nakamura at last hurdle, finishes 2nd in Zurich

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Armageddon game and had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Classic that concluded, here on Friday.

Viswanathan Anand tops Zurich Classical

Viswanathan Anand tops Zurich Classical

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fifth and final round to win the Classical section of Zurich Chess Classic here.

Viswanathan Anand beats Hikaru Nakamura to jump to sole lead

Viswanathan Anand beats Hikaru Nakamura to jump to sole lead

Known to rise back after every debacle, Viswanathan Anand made another strong comeback defeating Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in the fourth round of the Zurich Chess Classic here on Wednesday.