Candidates Tournament: Viswanathan Anand Strikes Back

The business end of the Candidates Tournament has arrived and the Madras Tiger seems to have returned to his performing best. Viswanathan Anand struck a huge victory in round 9 over Levon Aronian to regain the lead alongside Sergey Karjakin. For what it has been in this tournament it seems pretty much a repeat of

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Candidates Tournament: Karjakin, Aronian Lead The Table

The two players who were taken as underdogs have proved to be the most pivotal in their performance during the first half of the Candidates Tournament. Chess World Cup winner Sergey Karjakin and Wild Card entrant Levon Aronian have brought about a complete turn-around in expectations of the Chess world. A major pre-tournament contender Hikaru

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Candidates Tournament: Viswanathan Anand Back In Business

After a string of disappointing performances throughout 2015, the former World Champion Viswanathan Anand has found some of his old form at pretty much the right time. The Madras Tiger shocked Veselin Topalov in the opening round of the Candidates taking a full point. Anand has since played Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana, both ended

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Candidates Tournament Contenders: Anish Giri

Qualification: Top two highest average rating in 2015 FIDE Rating: 2793 Most Played Opening (W/B): Sicilian, Sicilian *(Till Zurich Chess Challenge) Career Stats: Wins- 353, Draws- 487, Loses- 181 Anish Giri is the second seed at the Candidates Tournament, however, he had qualified as the top seed. He is the youngest among the other players

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Viswanathan Anand’s Fresh Start In World Championship Preparation

Musicians don’t retire. They stop when there’s no more music in them. There seems to be a similar kind of relationship between the game of Chess and Viswanathan Anand. He is surely certain he still has a lot of chess in him despite not having a great campaign last year, raising numerous questions in the

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P Harikrishna Win Puts Him Among Best At Qatar Masters Open

Indian GM P Harikrishna made the most out of his sixth round fixture against Vladimir Fedoseev to move half point close to the leader Magnus Carlsen at 4.5 points. The world champion on the other hand scored a draw against Wesley So to maintain his sole lead over other challengers. Harikrishna win puts him on

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Indians Inch Close At Qatar Masters Open 2015

It is halfway at the Qatar Masters Open 2015 Chess tournament and with no surprises World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads on the top with 4.5 points out of a possible 5. The Indian players at the tournament have done an impressive job so far, maintaining a close distance with the leader. Indians impress at Qatar

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Bilbao Masters: Wesley So Crowned Champion

The sixth and the final round of the Bilbao Masters concluded. Top scoring Wesley So and Anish Giri faced off in the final round. The game between the two Grandmasters did not provide a clear result and the tie-breaker had to be initiated. Wesley So wins the Tie-breaker After a draw in the sixth round,

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Bilbao Masters: Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So Tie Goes Down to The Wire

In a desperate situation former World Champion Viswanathan Anand needed a win to keep hopes alive for winning the Bilbao Masters. Indian GM faced Wesley So in the fifth round, but the result was no different than their third round encounter. The game ended in yet another draw. Wesley So in contention for Bilbao Masters

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Bilbao Masters: Anand Suffers Defeat

The fourth round of the Bilbao Masters ended in a disappointing result for Indian chess fans. Former world champion and Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his first defeat in the tournament. With the defeat Anand’s chances of winning the Masters event has lowered considerably. For Anand to win the tournament he will need to pull off

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