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Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik announces retirement

Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik, regarded as one of the strongest players in the world, announced on Tuesday he was retiring from professional competition. 

Caruana makes a point against Anand

Vladimir Kramnik of Russia scored a crushing victory over Hikaru Nakamura of United States to move up the ladder in this six-player five-round tournament.


M Shyam Sundar punches above his weight, holds Vladimir Kramnik

Kramnik, who also drew his first round game, met with a very unusual opening treatment from Shyam Sundar.

‘Kramnik was persuasive in making me play Candidates’

After the draw against Karjakin, Anand talked about how his participation in Russia was not foregone.

Minor slip between cup and lip

Anand lets bottom-ranked Andreikin salvage draw in round 12, but is still in pole position to win Candidates.

Viswanthan Anand holds fort against Kramnik on day of draws in Candidates

Anand took his tally to seven points out of a possible 11 and Aronian remained his closest adversary with six.


Anand misses, Aronian hits

Anand had an encouraging start with black, having Svidler go into a deep think as early as in the 15th move of the game.

A shuffling of the pack: Viswanathan Anand maintains lead with draw in round six

Anand maintains lead with draw in round six; Aronian wins to stay in touch but Kramnik, Svidler lose ground.

Anand faces Kramnik test in fourth round of Candidates

Sunday brings the first of the four rest days and it will give Anand a chance to get some rest before he takes on the Russian brigade.

Yesterday once more

Anand fails to take advantage of white pieces as Game 2 ends in draw after 67 minutes.