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Raakesh Natraj


Equal music: No matter if it’s black or white
Fri, Nov 15, 2013

Anand and Carlsen have both held sway at various points,but there’s been no clear winner.

For the federation,draw is a point lost
Fri, Nov 15, 2013

Competition is at the core of sport and it is understandable that fans expect a result.

Title Fight: Viswanathan Anand’s Houdini act
Thu, Nov 14, 2013

Vishi's 'miracle move' earned him a draw,which at one point seemed a daunting prospect.

Viswanathan Anand misses chance to make a point
Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Champion gives challenger a scare with black pieces but Carlsen recovers to draw.

Garry Kasparov arrives,hopes there will be some blood
Tue, Nov 12, 2013

In his chat with the local media,he stayed off the topic of his broken relationship with Anand.

After two draws,who will blink first?
Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Having sized each other up,Anand and Carlsen will look for early advantage.

I had to decide whether I wanted to fly blind: Viswanathan Anand
Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Carlsen said he was not the greatest of starters and insisted things would get exciting later on.

Yesterday once more
Mon, Nov 11, 2013

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

On DD Sports,chess is a game of 32 squares
Sun, Nov 10, 2013

Avinash Acharya,assistant director (sports) at Doordarshan,proved as informative as the channel’s multi-colour test signal pattern.

After 90 minutes,a draw
Sun, Nov 10, 2013

Anand starts title defence on a positive note; forces Carlsen,playing with white pieces,to split points

Viswanathan Anand forces Magnus Carlsen to rapid draw in 1st game
Sat, Nov 09, 2013

Since his arrival in Chennai a week ago,Carlsen has not really enjoyed the attention of the media.

Off board: Of cricket,f1 and ‘the Knowledgeable Chennai crowd’
Sat, Nov 09, 2013

RR Vasudevan,a rated player and an international arbiter,explains how it could be deadly for black to mishandle the king.

Rewind,the way forward
Sat, Nov 09, 2013

Anand will turn 44 in a month's time & Carlsen,at 22,will become the youngest-ever world champion.

Off board: White start for Carlsen
Fri, Nov 08, 2013

There was some joy for the Norwegian though,when the order in which the players get to handle white pieces was decided.

Mind games before board game
Fri, Nov 08, 2013

Anand makes a move as he reveals his seconds,Carlsen refuses to return the favor.

‘Anand wants to have people around him,a bit like family members’
Fri, Nov 08, 2013

Eric Van Reem is a former chess player,an ‘airliner’ with Lufthansa.

Is a win for Magnus Carlsen a win for chess?
Thu, Nov 07, 2013

Kasparov's assertion reflects view of wider chess world that Norwegian’s marketability will help sport.

Chess needs football lessons
Wed, Nov 06, 2013

It is for good reason that the format of the football World Cup hasn't changed for more than half a century.

Paranoia before the games: Team Carlsen sweep hotel for bugs
Wed, Nov 06, 2013

It is difficult being Carlsen in Chennai,at least until the games start.

Mystery before history
Tue, Nov 05, 2013

Magnus Carlsen lands in Chennai,shuts himself off at secret location,possibly a beach resort.