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Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand finishes joint third after drawing with Vidit Gujrathi

Viswanathan Anand had to be content with a joint third place finish following a draw with compatriot Vidit Gujrathi in the 13th and final round of the Tata Steel Masters in Wijk Aan Zee.

Tata Steel Masters tournament: Viswanathan Anand draws with Richard Rapport to stay in joint lead

Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black with Richard Rapport of Hungary to stay in joint lead on six points after the end of the ninth round of Tata Steel Masters chess tournament.


India has amazing depth in 8-20 age group: Viswanathan Anand

On a personal note, Viswanathan Anand said his path to the next Candidates will be through the World Cup to be held in Russia from September 9 to October 2.

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.