Saturday, Dec 10, 2022

World Chess Championship


Why does Magnus Carlsen find the World Chess Championship boring?

July 21, 2022 3:25 pm

Lack of competition and the monotony of focusing on challenger are the reasons the world champion wasn't keen on defending title.

Viswanathan Anand at Idea Exchange: 'We are no longer chess players from mythology; someone bespectacled who is slightly old'

June 28, 2022 8:02 am

Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on keeping it together as a chess player despite wanting to throw keys and pens around after a bad day’s play, chess shrugging out of its Cold War grab and how he quietly hit back at Anatoly Karpov’s casual snide of the Indian being too nice to win — by winning. A lot. This session was moderated by Senior Editor NIHAL KOSHIE

World Chess Championship: Magnus should be reasonably happy he played out a good draw with black pieces

November 27, 2021 2:04 pm

World Champion countered Nepo with Morphy Defence, employing the Anti-Marshall variation.

World Chess Championship: India lose 1-3 to Russia

September 29, 2021 11:57 am

India, which has qualified for the quarterfinals, will face France in the fifth and final preliminary match later on Wednesday.

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

November 29, 2018 8:10 am

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.

World Chess Championship: Losing not an option for Vishwanathan Anand in Game 11 against Magnus Carlsen

November 23, 2014 1:21 pm

It's advantage Carlsen, but there have been instances when C'ship matches have been decided in the last game.

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen closes in on title after yet another draw against Viswanathan Anand

November 22, 2014 4:06 pm

With 7th draw in 10 games, Carlsen leads 5.5-4.5 and is now 1 point away from retaining the crown.

Time running out for Viswanathan Anand after third straight draw against Magnus Carlsen in World Chess Championship

November 21, 2014 11:17 am

The shortest game of the match thus far was over in just over an hour, lasting a mere 20 moves.

I was not in best shape, says Magnus Carlsen

November 19, 2014 1:35 pm

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

Despite blunder, Magnus Carlsen seals sixth game

November 18, 2014 10:43 am

Carlsen surged ahead in the match for 2nd time and now leads by 3.5-2.5 at exactly the half way stage.