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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand loses to Vasyl Ivanchuk, ends disastrous campaign after 8 defeats

July 30, 2020 3:04:29 pm

After all the four games ended in draws, the Anand-Ivanchuk contest went into the Armageddon (a tie-breaker), which also ended in a stalemate.

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Vishy Anand suffers seventh loss in Legends of Chess tourney

July 29, 2020 10:03:37 am

Going into the match against the Chinese after ending his six-match losing streak, Anand surrendered the first game in just 22 moves late on Tuesday.

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Viswanathan Anand finally gets a win after six consecutive defeats at Legends of Chess tourney

July 28, 2020 2:54:37 pm

Playing against long-time rival after six straight losses, Anand won his first game of the tournament despite conceding early advantage on Monday night.

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Viswanathan Anand suffers sixth consecutive defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

July 27, 2020 11:10:25 am

Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia won the decisive tie-break in 41 moves to shatter the hopes of the 50-year old Indian superstar and left him winless after six rounds.

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Viswanathan Anand crashes to fourth straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

July 25, 2020 12:26:14 pm

The former world champion Indian and Giri played out four draws before the Dutch player pulled off a win in the Armageddon game (a tie-break) late on Friday.

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Vishy Anand crashes to third straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

July 24, 2020 10:42:54 am

Legends of Chess is an event where Carlsen, Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Giri, semifinalists at the Chessable Masters (part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour), received an automatic invite.

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Viswanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen in Legends of Chess tourney

July 23, 2020 12:53:50 pm

The former world champion had kept the Norwegian ace in check in three games of the best-of-four contest before slipping 1.5-2.5 by in the final game late on Wednesday.

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Happy that so many people have discovered chess during pandemic: Vishy Anand

July 21, 2020 10:23:10 am

"Thanks to the internet, (chess) has become a truly global sport. I believe that it is never more widely disseminated as it is now," Anand said in a virtual commemoration of the World Chess Day at the UN on Monday.

Pentala Harikrishna wins ACCENTUS Chess960 event at Biel Festival

July 19, 2020 5:42:25 pm

Penatala Harikrishna remained unbeaten through the seven rounds and benefitted from the loss of Radoslaw Wojtaszek in the final round Noel Studer to claim the top spot late on Saturday.

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Grandmaster RB Ramesh laments lack of recognition of Indian coaches from government

July 11, 2020 1:00:17 pm

Ramesh, a Chennai-based coach, counts young prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, his sister Vaishali, national champion Aravindh Chithambaram and Karthikeyan Murali among his wards. He resigned as chief selector of the AICF on Tuesday over alleged interference by warring officials of rival factions.

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Chess Controversy: GM RB Ramesh resigns from chief selector’s post citing ‘interference’

July 7, 2020 10:14:35 pm

RB Ramesh said he had picked the squad going by the rating of January to March as no tournaments were held after that owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.

Battle of 64 squares spills onto 280 characters: Carlsen vs Giri

June 29, 2020 10:04:21 am

World chess champion Carlsen and Dutchman Giri play out their animosity on Twitter.

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Young R Vaishali stuns former world champion Antaoneta Stefanova

June 25, 2020 1:49:54 pm

Vaishali registered a 6-5 win over Bulgarian opponent late on Wednesday after having beaten strong players like Valentina Gunina and Alina Kashlinskaya in the qualifying stages.

Coronavirus is like playing chess against a computer: Vishwanathan Anand

June 23, 2020 8:02:21 am

Vishwanathan Anand was stuck in Germany for over three months due to the global lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19.

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Indian chess’s T20 specialist: Teen who took on world champion Magnus Carlsen

June 10, 2020 1:24:01 pm

On Friday, Nihal Sarin took on Magnus Carlsen in a series of one-minute chess shootouts. At the end of these “bullet games”, the score read: Carlsen 19, Sarin 13.

‘Finally good to be coming home’: Vishwanathan Anand after completing quarantine in Bangalore

June 7, 2020 11:49:30 am

Vishwanathan Anand was in Germany to play in the Chess Bundesliga but only managed to reach Bangalore last week where he had been kept under quarantine at the Taj Hotel.

When the wait finally ended for Viswanathan Anand

May 31, 2020 7:58:45 am

Viswanathan Anand had had several near misses before he finally scaled the summit of world chess

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Stuck in Germany for over 3 months, Viswanathan Anand to finally return home

May 30, 2020 3:25:29 pm

Viswanathan Anand will undergo 14 days quarantine as per rules laid down by the Karnataka government.

From Kasparov to Carlsen: Five of the greatest chess matches ever played

June 3, 2020 7:45:19 pm

Professional chess has seen some classic matches which have been a masterclass in strategy, tactical thinking, and the art of outwitting your opponent.

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Chess plays on while other sports struggle to cope with Covid-19 pandemic

May 28, 2020 3:06:11 pm

At a time sporting activity has been hit hard across the globe due to Covid-19 pandemic, chess is one sport which seems to keep ticking, thanks to technology as online tournaments kept players busy.

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Alireza Firouzja: Champ in the making

May 29, 2020 2:35:43 pm

Alireza Firouzja is one of the rare players to unnerve Magnus Carlsen, and his immense potential has prompted France and US to pursue the Iranian’s signature

‘Introduction of computers has changed the approach to chess’: V Anand

May 23, 2020 5:09:20 pm

"The chess I learnt in the 80s, we no longer play chess like that," said Viswanathan Anand whilst talking about how he had to work hard to become the player he is today.

Grandmaster P Iniyan to organise ‘Chess Marathon’ to raise funds for Covid-19 relief

May 12, 2020 8:40:31 pm

Grandmaster P Iniyan will take on several players in blitz games during the three-day event with the money collected going to the PM CARES Fund and the state Chief Minister's relief fund.

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Viswanathan Anand rested as India lose to China in Online Nations Cup

May 9, 2020 9:53:33 pm

With Viswanathan Anand resting, India managed to hold their own against the favourites before Yu Yangyi subdued B Adhiban with black pieces to secure another victory in the tournament.

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India loses to Rest of World in Online Nations Cup

May 6, 2020 8:18:09 am

Top-seeded China took the lead with its second win, defeating Europe 3-1 after winning the first match by a similar margin against Rest of the World.

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