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: Fabiano Caruana

Qualification: Top two finishers in the FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15 FIDE Rating: 2794 Most Played Opening (W/B): Sicilian, Sicilian *(Till Tata Steel Chess) Career Stats: Wins- 410, Draws- 468, Loses- 232 Fabiano Caruana is a calculating machine and has always been highly precise during his games. In recent times he seems to have improved his endgame

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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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Norway Chess: Viswanathan Anand Outplays Carlsen

India’s Viswanathan Anand secured his first win in the Norway Chess Tournament after defeating local favourite Magnus Carlsen in the fourth round. The Indian Grandmaster and former world no. 1 looked in a commanding position right from the beginning and went on to win the game against the Norwegian. Big Boost for Viswanathan Anand in

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Norway Chess: Slow Start For Viswanathan Anand

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand got off to a slow start in the Norway Chess Tournament after drawing his first two games. Viswanathan Anand – Still looking for his first win Anand started off his campaign with a first round match against Fabio Caruana of Italy. Caruana came up with a Berlin defense in the match.

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Viswanathan Anand Defeats Wesley So – Shamkir Chess

Viswanathan Anand has earned his first win in the Shamkir Chess open by defeating Wesley So in the fifth round of the tournament. Brilliant comeback by Viswanathan Anand A five time World Champion, Anand, had been struggling in the tournament till the fourth round. He only managed four draws from his four matches but Anand

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Shamkir Chess: Viswanathan Anand Stuck With Draws

Five time world champion Viswanathan Anand is desperate to get a win in the Shamkir Chess Open after only managing four draws in his first four matches. Second Round After his first round draw against Magnus Carlsen, Anand was up against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in the second round. Playing black, Anand used the Ragozin

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