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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.

Viswanathan Anand plays out tense draw against Fabiano Caruana
Viswanathan Anand plays out tense draw against Fabiano Caruana

Viswanathan Anand played out a tense draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy and slipped to second spot after the end of the third round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. After a brilliant victory against Armenian Levon Aronian in the previous round, it was a tipsy-turvy battle against Caruana for Anand that was finally drawn.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in Zurich Chess Challenge
Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in Zurich Chess Challenge

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Sunday played out a draw with his 2008 challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here.

Viswanathan Anand finishes seventh after defeat against Michael Adams
Viswanathan Anand finishes seventh after defeat against Michael Adams

 Viswanathan Anand's campaign ended on a sour note as he lost to English Grandmaster Michael Adams in the seventh and final round to finish seventh in the Grenke Chess Classic, here on Tuesday.

Viswanathan Anand beats David Baramidze in Grenke Chess
Viswanathan Anand beats David Baramidze in Grenke Chess

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got some consolation after scoring a regulation victory over David Baramidze of Germany in the sixth and penultimate round of Grenke Chess Classic, here.

Viswanathan Anand blunders again, loses to Levon Aronian in Grenke chess
Viswanathan Anand blunders again, loses to Levon Aronian in Grenke chess

Viswanathan Anand's woes in the Grenke Chess Classic continued as the five times world champion blundered yet again and went down to Levon Aornian of Armenia in the fifth round that concluded here.

Viswanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen again
Viswanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen again

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle against nemesis Magnus Carlsen of Norway and lost after a blunder in the fourth round of Grenke Chess Classic now underway here.

Viswanathan Anand to meet Magnus Carlsen in Grenke Classic
Viswanathan Anand to meet Magnus Carlsen in Grenke Classic

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will take on current world title holder Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fourth round of the Grenke Chess Classic here.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Etienne Bacrot; slips to joint third in Grenke chess
Viswanathan Anand draws with Etienne Bacrot; slips to joint third in Grenke chess

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India played out his third draw on the trot as he signed peace with Etienne Bacrot of France in the third round of Grenke Chess Classic here.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Arkadij Naiditsch in Grenke chess Round 2
Viswanathan Anand draws with Arkadij Naiditsch in Grenke chess Round 2

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand did not capitalise on his chances and misplayed a better endgame to settle for a draw with Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany in the second round of Grenke Chess Classic, here.

Viswanathan Anand holds Caruana in Grenke chess opener
Viswanathan Anand holds Caruana in Grenke chess opener

India's Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against world number two Fabiano Caurana of Italy in the first round of Grenke Chess Classic here.

Some highs, some lows but Indian sports grows in 2014
Some highs, some lows but Indian sports grows in 2014

Some stellar performances by seasoned veterans and promising youngsters continued to raise the bar in Olympic sports but there was heartbreak in equal measure when corruption scandals blighted India's favourite obsession, cricket, in a see-saw year for the country's sportspersons.

Viswanathan Anand loses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess
Viswanathan Anand loses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess

In what turned out to be a bitter-sweet year for Indian chess, five-time winner Viswanathan Anand lost his bid to regain his title in the Sochi World Championship but Indian men's team clinched a historic bronze at 41st Olympiad.

My best is yet to come, hopefully: Viswanathan Anand
My best is yet to come, hopefully: Viswanathan Anand

Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014.

Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Classic
Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Classic

 Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round, here on Monday.

Viswanathan Anand draws again, to meet Michael Adams in the final round
Viswanathan Anand draws again, to meet Michael Adams in the final round

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand settled for his fourth draw in the London Chess Classic and almost went out of title race at the Olympia here on Sunday.

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura
London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic here on Saturday.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in London Classic
Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in London Classic

Celebrating his 45th Birthday, five times world champion Viswanthan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of London Chess Classic, here today.