Nehwal, Narang, Mary Kom Olympics medal hopes, says Anand

Pinning hopes on the likes of Saina
Nehwal, Gagan Narang and Mary Kom to win medals at the 2012
London Olympics, world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand has
said India will have to start planning for the 2016 edition from now.

Anand beats Short, in joint lead with McShane

World Champion Viswanathan Anand outwitted Nigel Short of England to jump into joint lead with Luke McShane of England, after the end of the fourth round of London Chess Classic underway at the Olympia.

Anand beats Carlsen, joint second now

World Champion Viswanathan Anand defeated Magnus Carlsen of Norway to jump to joint second spot after the end of the third round of the London Chess Classic here at the Olympia on Saturday.

Anand held by Howell, McShane shoots into sole lead

World champion Vishwanathan Anand had to settle for a draw with lowest rated David Howell of England but local hero Luke McShane downed compatriot Nigel Short to shoot into sole lead after the 2nd round of the London Chess Classic

Anand held by Nakamura; McShane shocks Carlsen

World Champion Viswanathan Anand tried his best but could not penetrate the solid defences of Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the opening round of the London Chess Classic on Thursday.

Anand draws with Carlsen; remains joint second

World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Norway`s Magnus Carlsen to remain in joint second position after the end of the second round of
Pearl Spring Chess tournament here.

Anand held by Wang Yue; Carlsen off to a flier

World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Wang Yue of China in the first round of Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess tournament here on Wednesday .

Anand ready for Bilbao final masters chess

It will be a test of time for World Champion Viswanathan Anand when he starts his campaign in the Bilbao final masters chess tournament that starts here later on Saturday.

Anand backs CWG-bound Indian athletes

World chess champion Vishwanathan Anand is more concerned about how many medals India would win in the Commonwealth Games than the controversies in the run-up to the mega-event, scheduled to kick off here on October 3.

Barua terms episode over Anand`s citizenship a matter of shame

Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua on Wednesday termed the episode over Vishwanathan Anand`s citizenship a matter of shame and said the World chess champion should get the respect he deserves.

Oppn says humiliation to Anand a matter of regret

Opposition members in the Lok Sabha expressed unhappiness over the humiliation meted out to Vishwanathan Anand by raking up a controversy over the nationality of the chess icon.

Controversy on Anand`s citizenship disappointing: Bindra

Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra termed the row over Vishwanathan Anand`s citizenship as "disappointing" and said the World chess champion should get the respect he deserves.

Anand begins game with 40 match wizards amid controversy

Unfazed by the controversy surrounding his nationality, world champion Vishwanathan Anand began his simultaneous chess game against 40 math wizards at the ongoing International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM).

Help from Kasparov, Kramnik was pleasant surprise: Anand

Vishwanathan Anand was pleasantly surprised at the unsolicited assistance he received from Russian greats Gary Kasparov and Vladmir Kramnik during his championship title defence against
Bulgarian Veselin Topalov in Sofia.

PM describes Anand as grandest of Grandmasters

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
today hailed chess wizard Viswanathan Anand for becoming a
World champion for the fourth time and described him as
"grandest of Grandmasters”.

My toughest win, says V Anand on WC glory

Vishwanathan Anand termed the final game against Topalov as the
toughest match of his career.

Anand loses, World C`ship tied at 4-4

Viswanathan
Anand was in for a surprise as Topalov scored a remarkable victory with white pieces.

Anand draws with Smeets; Carlsen joins Kramnik in lead

After a lucky win in the previous round, world champion Viswanathan Anand was back to splitting points as he played out a quick draw against Dutch Jan Smeets in the 11th round of the Corus Chess Tournament.

Anand loses to Aronian, finishes fifth

Viswanathan Anand went down to Levon Aronian in his final round match to finish a lowly fifth in
the Tal Memorial Chess tournament here.