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Vishwanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen in Armageddon

Viswanathan Anand put up a good show in the classical game but lost to world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the Armageddon game to score half a point out of a possible two in the first game of Altibox Norway chess tournament here.

Vishwanathan Anand finishes joint eighth in blitz, to face Magnus Carlsen in Norway opener

Viswanathan Anand settled for a joint eighth place finish in the blitz phase of the Altibox Norway chess tournament that had put him against reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen in the first round of the classical format.


Norway's Magnus Carlsen wins World Chess Championship for fourth time

Magnus Carlsen, who collected a winner's prize of 550,000 euros ($626,065), and his bespectacled opponent had drawn 12 out of 12 classical games through November.

Chess world title match comes down to rapid tiebreakers

A 12-game battle of brains between American challenger Fabiano Caruana and reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway has resulted in 12 straight draws.

Viswanathan Anand beats Jon Ludvig Hammer at Norway Chess, inches closer to Veselin Topalov

Viswanathan Anand used the hidden dynamics out of a decent opening to beat Hammer, who was outdone under pressure.

Viswanathan Anand stays at joint-third after draw with Hikaru Nakamura in Norway

Nakamura is now a full point behind the leader while Anand and Anish Giri of Holland are on three points apiece from their five games.


The lost cause

Like 2013, this year too Anand came up short against Carlsen.

I was not in best shape, says Magnus Carlsen

For Anand, he needs to find that last ounce of inspiration and innovation if he is to reclaim his crown.

Game eight between Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen fails to find a winner

Carlsen, not known for preparation, again matched Anand move for move like the last game.

World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand comes out unscathed against Magnus Carlsen in Game 7

The 122 move game lasted for 6 hours, making it the longest in the World Chess Championships.