Viswanathan Anand

A Tough Day In Office For Anand!

A Tough Day In Office For Anand! It was a tough day for World champion Viswanathan Anand in the office as he had to play out a hard-fought draw with Grandmaster Lenier Dominguez of Cuba in the third round of the 22nd Ciudad de Leon chess tournament. The draw was agreed to in 41 moves.

Anand maintained to be in the third position with 1.5 points behind Levon Aronian (Armenia) and Alexander Grischuk of Russia.

Currently, both Aronian and Grischuk are placed at number one position with two points each.

Viswanathan Anand sees Bright future for Indian chess

Viswanathan AnandKolkata, Jan. 15 : Grand Master Viswanathan Anand has said that the future of the game of chess is bright in India with several promising young players performing well at the junior level.

He spoke highly of the young chess players in India.

"Lot of promising young people are there. We have Surya from Kolkotta. Then there is Shashi who is already in top 20 and he is India''s great vehicle. In girls we have Hampi, Tania Sachdev and Parimarjan Negi," Anand said while talking to reporters here.

Viswanathan Anand Launches Chess Academy In Bihar

Viswanathan AnandWorld chess champion, Viswanathan Anand has decided to launch NIIT Mind Champion Academy (NIIT-MCA) to promote chess among schoolchildren in Bihar on Thursday. The academy would provide chess infrastructure to schools for promotion of the mind game. The sate government would provide computers to registered school-level chess clubs as per its computerization program.

Viswanathan Anand praises his team of seconds

Viswanathan Anand praises his team of seconds Top Ranked chess players and even former World champions are taking up the role of seconds. But surprisingly, Viswanathan Anand has said that he may not turn into a second at any time in his career, since they indulge in quite strenuous work. 

A day after his after his arrival on Friday, while sitting relaxed on a sofa at his apartment in RA Puram, Anand said, “I have excellent understanding with his team of seconds and it went like a dream.” 

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand returns to hero''s welcome

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand returns to hero''s welcomeChennai, Nov. 21: World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand today returned to his hometown. He was given a warm welcome at the Chennai Airport for retaining his world title and doing the country proud at international level.

Anand defeated Russia''''s Vladimir Kramnik in a match-play series to retain his title in Bonn, Germany.

Anand, who won the official title in Mexico last year, defeated Kramnik 6.5-4.5 after a draw in the penultimate game to take an unassailable lead in the 12-match contest.

More about World Champion Viswanathan Anand

More about World Champion Viswanathan AnandThe very well known World Champion Viswanathan Anand has managed to retain his title. Anand, born on December 11, 1969 in Chennai, is the son of 

Vishwanathan, who is now a retired general manager, Southern Railways.

His friends call him ‘Vishy’ and he learnt to play chess from his mother Susheela at the tender age of six, and since then he had developed great love for 

the game. His mother had been a great source of inspiration for him.