Viswanathan Anand

With change of rules and attitude, India to field strongest team at Chess Olympiad

With change of rules and attitude, India to field strongest team at Chess Olympiad

The five-member Indian men's team at the Olympiad will be spearheaded by five-time World Champion and presently the World No.10 Grand Master Viswanathan Anand.

Mar 20, 2018, 10:11 AM IST
Viswanathan Anand wins Tal Memorial Rapid Chess

Viswanathan Anand wins Tal Memorial Rapid Chess

Anand defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk and Daniil Dubov of Russia and Hikaru Nakamura of the United States enroute to his final score.

Mar 05, 2018, 12:28 PM IST
Vishwanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen in Tata Steel Masters chess

Vishwanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen in Tata Steel Masters chess

World rapid champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the ninth round of Tata Steel Masters in Wijk Aan Zee.

Jan 24, 2018, 14:29 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand suffers shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik at Tata Masters Chess

Viswanathan Anand suffers shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik at Tata Masters Chess

 Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's quest for a record sixth title suffered a setback as he slumped to a shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the seventh round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament, here.

Jan 21, 2018, 15:58 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand draws with Anish Giri; slips to joint 2nd in Tata Steel Chess

Viswanathan Anand draws with Anish Giri; slips to joint 2nd in Tata Steel Chess

Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against local star Anish Giri but slipped to joint second spot after the sixth round of Tata Steel Chess tournament here.

Jan 20, 2018, 18:24 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand draws with Wei Yi to stay in joint lead at Tata Masters Chess

Viswanathan Anand draws with Wei Yi to stay in joint lead at Tata Masters Chess

With his third draw in five games, the reigning world rapid champion remained in joint lead on 3.5 points and now shares the lead with Anish Giri and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Jan 18, 2018, 18:31 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand crushes Fabiano Caruana to become joint leader in Tata Masters chess

Viswanathan Anand crushes Fabiano Caruana to become joint leader in Tata Masters chess

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand crushed USA’s Fabiano Caruana in the third round to join Dutchman Anish Giri in lead on 2.5 points at the Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:43 PM IST
Anand draws with Karjakin, Carlsen beats Adhiban at Tata Chess

Anand draws with Karjakin, Carlsen beats Adhiban at Tata Chess

Multiple world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia while B Adhiban lost to top seed Magnus Carlsen in the second round of 80th Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament.

Jan 15, 2018, 18:53 PM IST
Chess: Viswanathan Anand edges past Matlakov in Tata Steel opener

Chess: Viswanathan Anand edges past Matlakov in Tata Steel opener

Viswanathan Anand survived a few anxious moments, including a checkmate attempt by his rival, before prevailing over Maxim Matlakov in the first round of Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament.

Jan 14, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand interested to be part of India team for Chess Olympiad

Viswanathan Anand interested to be part of India team for Chess Olympiad

Six-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday expressed interest to be part of the Indian team for the Chess Olympiad to be held in Georgia later this year. 

Jan 05, 2018, 21:37 PM IST
'Losing only one game at World Blitz Championship is huge achievement,' feels chess ace Viswanathan Anand

'Losing only one game at World Blitz Championship is huge achievement,' feels chess ace Viswanathan Anand

Anand has endured a tough year which included an early exit in the Chess World Cup in Georgia and finishing last in the recent London Chess Classic, before the turnaround towards the end of 2017.

Dec 31, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand wins bronze at World Blitz Chess Championship

Viswanathan Anand wins bronze at World Blitz Chess Championship

Viswanathan Anand continued his excellent run bagging a bronze in the World Blitz Chess Championship.

Dec 30, 2017, 23:37 PM IST
Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid title, calls it a 'wonderful surprise'

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid title, calls it a 'wonderful surprise'

Chess icon Viswanathan Anand hit back at his critics in style by winning the World Rapid title in Riyadh on Friday, his first in the format since 2003. The 48-year-old had of late been drawing flak for a string of sub-par performances.   

Dec 29, 2017, 11:46 AM IST
Viswanathan Anand draws at Isle of Man International tournament

Viswanathan Anand draws at Isle of Man International tournament

In the next round, Sethuraman will face compatriot Anand, Gujrathi will take on Harsha, Swapnil meets Norwegian grandmaster Tari Aryan, Praggnanandhaa will square-off against Grandelius Nils.

Sep 28, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand draws with Garry Kasparov in 'clash of the titans'

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand draws with Garry Kasparov in 'clash of the titans'

For the chess world, nothing else mattered on the second day apart from the Anand-Kasparov encounter.

Aug 16, 2017, 23:41 PM IST
Altibox Norway chess tournament: Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen; finishes joint seventh

Altibox Norway chess tournament: Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen; finishes joint seventh

It was some recover for Anand who started off with two losses in the first four games and then came back with four draws and a solitary victory over Fabiano Caruana of United States earlier in the tournament.

Jun 17, 2017, 10:38 AM IST
London Chess Classic 2016: Viswanathan Anand settles for shared third spot; confirms World Cup participation

London Chess Classic 2016: Viswanathan Anand settles for shared third spot; confirms World Cup participation

The highlights of Anand's campaign were the innovative ideas he displayed, suffered only defeat against Hikaru Nakamura in the third round. 

Dec 20, 2016, 09:51 AM IST
Viswanathan Anand: Five-time world champion survives scare against Anish Giri in London Chess Classic

Viswanathan Anand: Five-time world champion survives scare against Anish Giri in London Chess Classic

Playing white, Anand went for one of the topoical lines in the Sicilian Najdorf and found Giri in fine fettle. 

Dec 16, 2016, 10:20 AM IST
Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian to finish joint third in Tal memorial

Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian to finish joint third in Tal memorial

Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia won the USD 200000 prize money tournament.

Oct 07, 2016, 20:02 PM IST
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.

Oct 01, 2016, 18:03 PM IST