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: Viswanathan Anand

Qualification: Runner-up of previous World Championship FIDE Rating: 2762 Most Played Opening (W/B): Sicilian, Sicilian *(Till Zurich Chess Challenge) Career Stats: Wins- 1111, Draws- 1467, Loses- 384 Viswanathan Anand can be said to have perhaps the shortest route for qualifying at the Candidates Tournament Moscow by losing the World Championship. He makes his way as

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Viswanathan Anand Runner-up at Zurich Chess Challenge

After a below par performance at the Gibraltar Open, his first open tournament in 23 years. Viswanathan Anand made a speedy recovery to his 2016 campaign with a fine finish in the competition. He tied for the top spot with Hikaru Nakamura at 10.5 points, but ended up missing out on the title in the

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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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Gibraltar Chess Congress: Hikaru Nakamura Wins After Tie-Break

After 10 rounds of exorbitant chess, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Hikaru Nakamura were tied for the top spot with eight points each. This resulted in a tie-breaker and four rounds of tie-break failed to provide any result. However, the fifth game was taken by the American to win the Gibraltar Chess Congress 2016. Nakamura beats Vachier-Lagrave

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Gibraltar Chess Congress: Sethuraman, Harikrishna In Title Contention

In a tournament that involves Viswanathan Anand, it is common to expect him to be the bearer of the good news for India’s chess enthusiasts. But in the Gibraltar Chess Congress it is the young brains that are making the mark for India. SP Sethuraman and P Harikrishna are tied on points 7 points each

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Gibraltar Chess Congress: P Harikrishna Challenging For Lead

Indian youngsters have made quite a name for themselves at the Gibraltar Chess Congress 2016 and P Harikrishna has been a consistent member of the top 5 in the leader-board. After seven rounds of severe chess battles, P Harikrishna is fifth just half a point behind young Spanish GM David Anton Guijarro. SP Sethuraman and

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Gibraltar Chess: Two Indians In Top 10

Indian Chess players have been doing extraordinarily well at the Gibraltar Chess Congress with two players finding a place in the top 10 after three rounds. This might come as a shock for most Indian Chess fans, India’s best Viswanathan Anand playing his first open tournament in 23 years has performed fairly well after a

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