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Viswanathan Anand


Commentary to keep Viswanathan Anand busy after COVID-19 restrictions delay return to India from Germany

March 16, 2020 11:16 am

Viswanathan Anand, who is set to don the commentator's hat for the FIDE Candidates tournament that begins in Yekaterinburg, Russia to spot the challenger to world champion Magnus Carlsen, will handle the role from his present location.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Dubov; Carlsen back in reckoning

January 23, 2020 11:50 am

As it happened in the game, the players reached a fairly level position after the opening and the draw was not a problem for Dubov. With 4.5 points, the Indian ace is at number 10 in standings.

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand beats Jeffery Xiong for his first victory

January 17, 2020 7:14 pm

Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defences of Jeffery Xiong of United States to score his first victory in the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament that moved to the iconic Eindhoven Soccer Stadium for a day.

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand draws with China's Yu Yangyi; Magnus Carlsen makes another world record

January 15, 2020 8:56 pm

Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen drew with Jorden Van Foreest, registering his 111th game without losing, surpassing a 15-year-old record made by Russian-turned-Dutch Sergei Tiviakov.

Viswanathan Anand loses to Wesley So at Tata Steel Masters

January 13, 2020 6:29 pm

After a healthy start, Viswanathan Anand faltered on the 22nd turn when another piece sacrifice would have sealed a draw against Wesley So, who then capitalised on it and sealed the victory three moves later.

Triumph will push Koneru Humpy to greater heights: Viswanathan Anand

January 08, 2020 8:29 am

Once a prodigy, by the time she was 15, she became the youngest woman to become Grandmaster (a record now broken by Hou Yifan of China, who was 12 at the time).

Vishy@50: Leafing through pages of chuckling nostalgia

December 30, 2019 8:41 am

At 50, Vishwanathan Anand is the oldest player in the current top 15 standard chess rankings, and still very much a potent threat at any and all competitions he enters in.

Future of Indian chess looks promising: Viswanathan Anand

December 12, 2019 9:33 pm

Viswanathan Anand who turned 50 on Wednesday, said competition among the world's elite has become really tough and few players have been able to hold on to their positions.

Viswanathan Anand: I am okay with failure but it's the hope that's killing me

November 28, 2019 4:51 pm

Viswanathan Anand missed the Grand Chess Tour Finals by just 1.5 points, getting eliminated after managing just one point in the last five games of the Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz tournament that concluded on Tuesday.

Magnus Carlsen wins Chess India Rapid and Blitz, Vishwanathan Anand succumbs

November 27, 2019 8:20 am

While Magnus Carlsen regained top spot in Rapid Chess, Vishwanathan Anand finished with a disappointing seventh, making him miss the qualification berth for the upcoming Grand Chess Tour finals.