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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.

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 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.

Viswanathan Anand takes on Englishman Michael Adams in London Classic opener

Viswanathan Anand takes on Englishman Michael Adams in London Classic opener

The contest will be tough as seven of the world's top 10 players are present here and the other three also belong in the top 20 of world rankings.

Viswanathan Anand ends on positive note but far from podium

Viswanathan Anand ends on positive note but far from podium

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand ended the World Rapid Championship on a positive note, scoring four points out of five games on the final day, but the Indian ace could only finish 25th after tying for the 13th spot in the final standings.

After two more losses, Viswanathan Anand needs a miracle in World Rapid championship

After two more losses, Viswanathan Anand needs a miracle in World Rapid championship

Viswanathan Anand now needs a miracle for a turnaround in fortune at the World rapid championship.

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.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen; finishes ninth in Sinquefield Cup

Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen; finishes ninth in Sinquefield Cup

Viswanathan Anand ended his stint with a draw against World Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and finished at ninth position in the Sinquefield Cup here.

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian; remains joint eighth

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian; remains joint eighth

 Former world champion Viswanathan Anand did not have a change in fortunes as he played out his sixth draw in a row, signing peace with tournament leader Levon Aronian of Armenia in the eighth and penultimate round of the Sinquefield Cup chess meet.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Maxime​ Vachier-Lagrave

Viswanathan Anand draws with Maxime​ Vachier-Lagrave

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he was held to a draw by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in the fifth round of Sinquefield Cup, a part of the Grand Chess tour, here.

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a second straight draw by holding American Fabiano Caruana with ease in the fourth round of the 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 ends second in Norway Chess tournament

Viswanathan Anand ends second in Norway Chess tournament

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a quick draw with Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to finish second in Norway chess tournament, part of the Grand Chess tour.

Viswananthan Anand crushes Magnus Carlsen, jumps to joint third in Norway Chess

Viswananthan Anand crushes Magnus Carlsen, jumps to joint third in Norway Chess

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand defeated reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen to jump to the joint third spot after the end of the fourth round of Norway Chess tournament, here.

Viswanathan Anand held by Fabiano Caruana in Norway

Viswanathan Anand held by Fabiano Caruana in Norway

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to an easy draw by Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the first round of Norway Chess tournament here.