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 Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic
Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic here today.

Shyam Sundar holds Vladimir Kramnik
Shyam Sundar holds Vladimir Kramnik

Indian Grandmaster M Shyam Sundar achieved the best result of his career when he held former world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to a creditable draw in the second round of Qatar Masters International Open chess tournament here.

Magnus Carlsen is tenacious in his play: Viswanathan Anand
Magnus Carlsen is tenacious in his play: Viswanathan Anand

With favourable results under his belt this year, five-time World Champion Vishwanathan Anand is approaching the forthcoming World Chess Championship at Sochi with a quiet confidence and a positive frame of mind but termed his opponent Magnus Carlsen as "tenacious".

Anand inches closer to title after draw with Kramnik

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand inched closer to clinching the Candidates Chess tournament title after settling for an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the 11th round here.

Anand lets Andreikin off the hook; maintains full point lead

Taking a practical decision, Indian ace Viswanathan Anand let Russia`s Dmitry Andreikin off the hook as he settled for a draw to maintain his full-point lead in the Candidates Chess tournament here.

Viswanathan Anand inches closer to title after draw with Vladimir Kramnik

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand inched closer to clinching the Candidates Chess tournament title after settling for an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the 11th round here.

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.

Anand draws with Aronian in Candidates chess tournament

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Saturday gave jitters to his fans before signing an early draw with top seed Levon Aronian of Armenia in the eighth round of Candidates chess tournament here.

Anand signs peace with Svidler, records 4th straight draw

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand signed peace with Peter Svidler of Russia in the seventh round to play out his fourth consecutive draw at the Candidates Chess tournament here.

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.

Anand draws with Topalov in Candidates Chess tournament

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand today played out an easy draw with black against former world champion Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the second round of the Candidates Chess tournament here.

Viswanathan Anand to compete in Candidates for another shy at World title

With odds staked against him, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand will look forward to make a grand comeback in the Candidates chess tournament that starts here.

A new challenge for Viswanathan Anand in Zurich

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand will find himself in the unfamiliar position of starting as the lowest-ranked player when he takes on a tough field in his first Classical tournament since losing the world title, in the Zurich Challenge here at the Savoy.

Viswanatha Anand bows out of London Chess Classic

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand bowed out of the London Chess Classic after losing the quarterfinals against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia 0.5-1.5 here at the Olympia.

Beating Kramnik at Bonn was important for Anand

He is known to be composure personified even under immense pressure and Viswanathan Anand, who is gearing up to defend his world title next month, gave ample proof of it in the 2008 edition against Vladimir Kramnik when he outwitted the celebrated Russian to clinch his third World Championship.