Viswanathan Anand right on track, says Krishnan Sasikiran
Viswanathan Anand right on track, says Krishnan Sasikiran

Impressed by Vishwanathan Anand's twin titles this year, Indian chess Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran said that the five-time world champion is right on track for the coveted FIDE World Championship showdown against Magnus Carlsen.

Magnus Carlsen agrees to rematch against Viswanathan Anand
Magnus Carlsen agrees to rematch against Viswanathan Anand

World Chess Federation on Monday announced that World Champion Magnus Carlsen has agreed to play a rematch against India's Viswanathan Anand in November.

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.

Anand finishes joint fifth in World Blitz

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand had to be content with a joint fifth finish even as reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen scripted history by winning the World Blitz Championship that concluded here.

Anand falls behind in World Blitz after three losses on day 1

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand could only manage 7.5 points out of a possible 11 on the opening day of the two-day World Blitz Chess Championship as he won seven games, lost three and drew one, here.

Anand wins bronze in world rapid chess

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand came up with a thumping victory over reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen but had to settle for the bronze medal in the World Rapid Chess Championship that concluded here.

Anand joint third with five to go in World Rapid

Five-time world champion Viswanthan Anand kept himself in contention by notching up 3.5 points on the penultimate day of the World Rapid Chess Championship here.

Anand-Carlsen rematch to be held in Sochi

The much-anticipated World Championship rematch between Indian veteran Viswanathan Anand and title-holder Magnus Carlsen will be staged from November 7 to 28 in Sochi, Russia.

Candidates title morale-booster for Carlsen rematch: Anand

Viswanathan Anand feels winning the Candidates title has given him fresh motivation needed to avenge last year`s loss to world number one Magnus Carlsen, when the two meet in the World Chess Championship title clash later this year.

Confident Anand looks forward to re-match against Carlsen

The World Championship loss in Chennai had "knocked the stuffing out" of Viswanathan Anand but the five-time winner on Wednesday said that clinching the Candidates title has boosted his confidence and he would try to avenge his loss to Magnus Carlsen later this year.

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 working on ideas for World C`ship rematch with Carlsen

He has rediscovered his wizardry in the game of 64 squares by winning the Candidates tournament and Viswanathan Anand is now "working on quite a few ideas" to counter the threat of numero uno player Magnus Carlsen in his quest to regain the World Championship title later this year.

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.

Anand seals Candidates title with effortless draw

Five-times world champion Viswanathan Anand sealed the Candidates tournament title with an effortless draw with Peter Svidler of Russia in the 14th and final round here today.

Anand to meet Karjakin in the penultimate round

As he approaches the big game against Russia`s Sergey Karjakin, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand would aim to carry forward his good from into the crucial 13th and penultimate round of the Candidates Chess tournament, here on Saturday

Viswanathan Anand maintains lead after drawing with Mamedyarov

Former World champion Viswanathan Anand remained on course for a rematch with Magnus Carlsen of Norway after securing an easy draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the 10th round of the Candidates Chess tournament here.

Anand in command and a likely contender for Carlsen

Written off by critics and experts, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has come back with a big bang and is the most likely contender to challenge Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next world championship match to be held later this year.

Viswanathan Anand in command, likely to challenge Carlsen Magnus in next World Championship

Written off by critics and experts, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has come back with a big bang and is the most likely contender to challenge Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next world championship match to be held later this year.

Viswanathan Anand enters crucial stage in Candidates Tournament

Placed comfortably on top of the table with a half point lead, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will enter the crucial phase of the Candidates chess tournament, taking on Peter Svidler after the second rest day here.

Viswanathan Anand won`t be able to recapture world crown: Nigel Short

Renowned English Grand Master Nigel Short Monday prophesied that India`s Viswanathan Anand, who lost the world championship title last year, would not be able to recapture the honours as top class chess was a "young man`s game".

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