Viswanathan Anand tops Zurich Classical

Viswanathan Anand tops Zurich Classical

Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw with Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fifth and final round to win the Classical section of Zurich Chess Classic here.

Awarded two points for a win and one for a draw under new rules in place here, Anand tallied seven points in all, winning two and drawing the remaining three games in the six-player round robin. This also meant a much-needed recovery in ELO points after losing heavily in the preceding Grenke Classic tournament.

Norwegian ace Carlsen beats Indian grandmaster Anand to retain World Chess Championship title

Magnus Carlsen Viswanathan AnandNew Delhi, Nov 24 : Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen defeated Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand in the 11th game of the World Chess championship to retain the title which he had won in Chennai last November.

The 12 game Match went Carlsen's way with a 6.5-4.5 score making the last round redundant.

NIIT MindChampion, Anand, might have lost the game but won admiration from everyone for converting the usually dull and dry Berlin defence position into an entertaining and exciting duel.

Viswanathan Anand gets 'quick chance' to fight back from losing world crown

Viswanathan AnandLondon, Dec 14 - Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand can fight back from losing the world crown at the 2013 London Classic quarter-finals on Saturday, according to reports.

According to the Guardian, two of the 16 Classic places went to qualifiers from the 180-player Open, which began last Saturday but the small print sparked some protests.

On paper the qualification process was a great chance for talented amateurs; in reality it was highly elitist, the report said.

Anand to defend world chess title in home town

chessChennai, April 8 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday said the state will host the World Chess Championship this November between reigning champion from India Viswanathan Anand and the challenger Norway's Magnus Carlsen.

Making the announcement in the assembly, Jayalalithaa said: "Considering that Tamil Nadu had come forward to hold the 2012 World Chess Championship, the World Chess Federation (WCF) had requested us to hold the contest this year in Chennai without any bidding."

She said the state government, accepting the request, has decided to allocate Rs. 29 crore for the holding of the 2013 championship Nov 6-26.

Chennai's Srinath keeps Asian Junior title

Narayanan-SrinathSharjah, April 6 : International Master Narayanan Srinath retained his Asian Junior title while J. Saranya finished runner-up at the Asian Junior Championship that concluded here Saturday.

Srinath had won the Asian Junior at Tashkent in June 2012 and made his maiden Grand Master norm. He is also a former World Under-12 champion having won it at Belfort, France in 2005. Winning this title again in back-to-back years gives Srinath another Grand Master norm.

Anand draws seventh game with Topalov

Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov  Defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India has ended up it a draw. He was playing his seventh game with Veselin Topalov in the World Chess Championship. After 58th move, the draw has been decided but the Indian maintain his one-point lead over his counterpart. Anand has managed to get one point despite the draw.

Anand draws sixth game with Topalov

Anand draws sixth game with TopalovDefending champion Viswanathan Anand of India has ended up in a draw. He was playing his sixth game with Veselin Topalov in the World Chess Championship. After 56-move, the draw has been decided but the Indian maintain his one-point lead over his counterpart. Anand has managed to get one point despite the draw.

Anand thumps Kramnik in CCT

Viswanathan AnandIndia’s Viswanathan Anand has defeated the joint leader Vladimir Kramnik in just 45 moves in the 11th round of the 72nd Corus Chess Tournament (CCT) at Wijk aan Zee in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Anand dominated throughout the game as he exchanged his rook for a knight to avoid draw and traded his second rook for a minor piece. Kramnik, with Petroff defense with black pieces, decided to accept his defeat after two advanced central passed pawns of Anand.

Maghami takes lead with eight points in PIO

Iranian Grandmaster Maghami Ehsan Ghaem has defeated Marat Dzhumaev of Uzbekistan in the ninth round to take lead in the 8th Parsvnath International Open chess tournament at the Modern School hall in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The third seeded Maghami regained the sole lead with eight points after victory over Dzhumaev in 41 moves while second seed Slovenian GM Lenic Luka, Kazakh GM Pavel Kotsur and Russian International Master Nikolay Tolstikh are placed at second spot with seven and half points.

Dzhumaev was once looking in a good position in the match with a chance to exchange one of his minor pieces for a rook of Maghami but Maghami held her nerves and traded queens on the
41st move to race away with the match.

India dumps Turkey at WTCC

Growth factor targeted by cancer drugs also prevents heart problemIndia managed to hold their joint third spot as India has defeated Turkey 2.5-1.5 in a nail biting match in the seventh round of the World Team Chess Championship (WTCC) at Bursa in Turkey on Tuesday.

First three games ended without a result and score was tied at 1.5 points each when Grandmaster G N Gopal guided India to victory by registering victory over Abdel Razek Khaled of Turkey.

Asian chess: India A bag men's gold, Vietnam win women's title

Asian chess: India A bag men's gold, Vietnam win women's title Kolkata, Dec 28 : India A men's team overwhelmed Sri Lanka to annex the gold in the Tata Steel Asian Team Chess Championship which concluded here Monday.

In the women's section, overnight leaders, Vietnam crushed tail-enders Nepal 4-0 to total 11 points and get the gold.

India A men's side maintained their all-win record to finish with 14 points, well ahead of Vietnam and Iran who collected 11 each.

India A move closer to Asian Team Chess title

India A move closer to Asian Team Chess titleKolkata, Dec 26 :The India A men's team inched closer to the title, beating Iran convincingly 3.5-0.5 in the fifth round of the Asian Team Chess Championship here Saturday.

With two more rounds remaining, India A are now in a commanding position with 10 points, with their nearest rivals Iran and Vietnam being three points behind on seven points apiece.

Only Indian captain K. Sasikiran was held to a draw by GM Elshan Moradiabadi , while P. Harikrishna, S. S. Ganguly and Parimarjan Negi won their games comfortably at the Town Hall.

India ‘B’ women stun ‘A’

Indians win on opening day of Tata steel chessIndia B almost derailed the campaign of India A in the women’s section of the Tata Steel Asian team chess championship on Friday.

Joint leaders overnight, India A lost 1.5-2.5, which dashed their chances of emerging winners as Vietnam beat Iran to emerge sole leaders with seven points. India A and B with Singapore are second with five.

Indians win on opening day of Tata steel chess

Indians win on opening day of Tata steel chessKolkata, Dec 22 :Top seeds India A teams won by the narrowest margin of 2.5-1.5 against their less fancied opponents Bangladesh and Indonesia in both the Men's and women's section on the opening day of the Tata Steel Asian team chess championship here Tuesday.

In men's contest, Parimarjan Negi of India A was the only player from India A to win his game while the rest - including the highest rated player of the meet Grandmaster P. Harikrishna - drew their games. Harikrishna had to share a point with Bangladesh Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman.

Nineteen GMs, ten WGMs in 16th Asian team chess championship

chess-championshipKolkata, Dec 19 : As many as 19 Grand Masters and 10 Women's Grand Masters are among the 100-odd players taking part in the $5,000 16th Asian team chess championships that begin here Sunday, though defending champions China will be missing.

Being held in the eastern metropolis for the first time, the tourney would see 10 countries, including the hosts, in action, with the men's and women's champions being richer by $1,000 and $700 respectively. Besides India, who won the title in 2005, nine other countries are Indonesia, Iran, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Nepal, Singapore and Mongolia.

Sasikiran, Satyapragyan, to lead Indian teams in Asian chess

Krishnan SasikiranKolkata, Dec 16 : Grand Masters K. Sasikiran and S. Satyapragyan will spearhead the men's challenge in the $5,000 prize money 16th Asian team chess championship to be held here Dec 20-28.

While Sasikiran will captain Indian Team A, Satyapragyan will lead Team B, as the host country is eligible to field two sides, organisers Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy said Wednesday.    

On the women's side, D. Harika will captain Team A while Nisha Mohota will lead Team B in the tourney set to be staged at the Town Hall.    

380 competitors in Telegraph school chess

380 competitors in Telegraph school chess Kolkata Nov 30 : Altogether 380 students from over 160 schools across 10 Indian states and Bangladesh will compete for the Rs. 1 lakh prize money the Telegraph Schools' Chess Championship Dec 1-8 here.

The 21st edition of the championship, being held at the Gorky Sadan, will see last year's second placed player Sayantan Das as the top seed, followed by Sayajit Kundu and Prince Bajaj as the second and third placed players respectively.

Three and a half years old Aryan Daga will be the youngest player in the tourney, the only school level FIDE-rating chess tournament of the country.

Anand held by Morozevic, placed joint second in Moscow meet

Anand held by Morozevic, placed joint second in Moscow meet  Moscow, Nov 13 (IANS) World champions Vishwanathan Anand was held by Russian Alexander Morozevic in the seventh round of the Tal Memorial Chess here.

Anand playing with white may have held hopes of scoring over Morozevich. But Morozevic had some solid play and managed to hold the World Champion to a draw in the Queen's Gambit here Thursday.

Humpy pulls out of Asian Indoor Games

Subhas Bhowmick resigns as East Bengal coachThe world no. 2, Koneru Humpy has decided to pull herself out of the Asian Indoor Games to be played in Vietnam to protest against the harassment by the All India Chess Federation (AICF).

Humpy had alleged DV Sundar, Secretary of All India Chess federation, of harassing her mentally and she has withdrawn from Asian Indoor Games after Sundar refused to give permission to her father to work as her coach.

Coimbatore hosts national chess tournament for visually impaired

 Coimbatore hosts national chess tournament for visually impairedCoimbatore, Oct. 24 : The first All India Open Chess Tournament for the visually impaired kicked off in Coimbatore on Saturday.

Over 200 players from 21 states are participating in the five-day national chess tournament for blind.

The tournament will have nine rounds and will be played under the Swiss league system and under FIDE (an international chess organisation).

Vaishali Salavkar, a gold medallist in international chess Olympiad, Greece, is also participating in the tournament.

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