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Viswanathan Anand turns 49: Chess grandmaster shows off birthday card made by son

Viswanathan Anand posted a birthday card made by his seven-year-old son and a cake which the grandmaster said had to wait until the latter came back from school.

It's long journey ahead for young Nihal Sarin, says Viswanathan Anand

Nihal Sarin did exceedingly well by forcing a draw with five-time World Champion Anand in the eighth round of the Tata Steel Chess Rapid tournament.

Virat Kohli got emotional and lost control with fan, says Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand felt that enough was written about it and it's better not to pile anything more to it.

Three share lead, Viswanathan Anand engages in marathon draw

Reigning world rapid champion Viswanathan Anand was engaged in a 145-move marathon draw on a day three players, including Pentala Harikrishna, shared the lead after round three of the Tata Steel Chess India 2018.


Viswanathan Anand pushes for inclusion of chess in Olympics

Earlier also, Viswanathan Anand had supported chess’ inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The governing body of world chess has applied for it, with a decision is expected by next summer.

Viswanathan Anand held by Vladislav Artemiev as Indian challenge ends in Isle of Man

Anand went for a full bloodied battle by pushing his king side pawns early in the game, but the Russian seemed familiar with the setup as he broke through in the centre leading to positions akin to French defense..

Viswanathan Anand settles for draw against Robert Hess in Isle of Man Chess

Anand faced the French defense with white and could not get much and it was a tiring rook and pawns endgame, with a pawn less, that the Indian had to defend a long time before salvaging a draw after 78 moves.

Indian men to meet Russia in Chess Olympiad

Backed by Viswanathan Anand's facile win in the previous round, the Indian men beat Paraguay by a 3.5-0.5 margin.

Viswanathan Anand rests as Indian men take on El Salvador

Viswanathan Anand was called for the ceremonial draw of lots that gave top seeded United States and India white colour on the top board in the first round.

Viswanathan Anand bats for chess' inclusion in 2020 Olympics

The country's other top players such as Tania Sachdev and Vidit Gujarati also felt the same.