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: Levon Aronian

Qualification: Wildcard FIDE Rating: 2786 Most Played Opening (W/B): Slav, Ruy Lopez *(Till Zurich Chess Challenge) Career Stats: Wins- 762, Draws- 960, Loses- 334 The Armenian Grandmaster has been recognised as the clear number 2 in the World of Chess for a long time. However, he no longer holds that position dearly in the last

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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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London Chess Classic: Anand Suffers First Defeat

After sticking to draw results in the opening three rounds, former world champion Viswanathan Anand now lost his first game at the London Chess Classic. His opponent in the fourth round Hikaru Nakamura joins Maxime Vachier Lagrave and Anish Giri among the grandmasters who registered a victory at the tournament so far. Anand unable to

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Sinquefield Chess: Viswanathan Anand Finishes 9th

Indian grand master, Viswanathan Anand finished ninth in the Sinquefield chess tournament after drawing his last round match. Viswanathan Anand draws with Magnus Carlsen Anand faced world champion Magnus Carlsen in the last round of the tournament. Both players failed to break each other’s defenses and eventually the match ended in a draw. The draw

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Sinquefield Chess: Viswanathan Anand Still Winless

India’s Viswanathan Anand is still winless at the Sinquefield chess tournament after drawing his seventh and eighth round games. Sixth Successive Draw for Viswanathan Anand After drawing with Anish Giri in the sixth round, Anand was pitted against Wesley So of United States in the seventh. Playing in white, Anand came up with a Ruy

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Sinquefield Chess: Viswanathan Anand Draws With Giri

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand drew with Anish Giri of Netherlands in the sixth round of the Sinquefield Chess Tournament. Fourth Consecutive Draw for Viswanathan Anand The draw against Anish Giri is Anand’s fourth consecutive stalemate in the tournament. He had lost the first two matches of the tournament and then drew his next four games

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Sinquefield Chess: Three Successive Draws For Anand

India’s Viswanathan Anand drew the fourth and fifth rounds games of the Sinquefield Chess Tournament making it three draws and two defeats for him after first five rounds. Viswanathan Anand faced off against Fabio Caruana of United States in the fourth round. Anand, played with black for the third time in four games and came

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