Viswanathan Anand

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.

SRK finds Anand debate silly

The world renowned chess champion Vishwanathan Anand, who was supposed to be bestowed with a doctorate by the University of Hyderabad, has been in the recent debates due to his nationality and this issue has been termed as a silly apart from being awful.

Questions have been raised about citizenship of Anand who has been living in Spain for the past couple of years though he is still a legal holder of an Indian passport and thus the 39 year old has not received his degree owing to the obstacles caused by Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

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.

Anand not worried about his lean year

Anand not worried about his lean yearKolkata, Dec 21 :World chess champion Viswanathan Anand Monday said he was not unduly worried about his temporary lean patch, though he planned to work on his concentration.

"I didn't do well in 2009, but such things can happen. So, I'm not very concerned," said India's first Grand Master.

Anand said he was not at his best this year. "Motivation and concentration-wise I was not at my peak. I have to work on that".

He was in the city to boost performers of the MindChampions Academy floated by NIIT seven years back.

Still a lot of chess left in me, says champ Anand

“Forty is the old age of youth,” said author Victor Hugo. Times have changed thereafter to ‘life begins at 40’ being a popular mantra. One day before completing four decades, Viswanathan Anand showed he belonged to neither extreme.

“It is interesting that some of my best performances have come in the last 3-4 years, especially from 2007. The fact that I am able to play at my best proves that I still have a few more years left in me,” Anand, chess’ reigning world champion, told HT from Chennai on Thursday.

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.

Anand draws with Carlsen in sixth round; drops to second

Anand draws with Carlsen in sixth round; drops to second  Moscow, Nov 12 : Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Magnus Carlsen, even as Vladimir Kramnik beat Ruslan Ponomariov to take outright lead at the end of the sixth round of the Tal Memorial Chess tournament.

Kramnik, who was in shared lead with Anand, moved to 4.5 points and pushed the Indian to second place with four points Wednesday.

Anand finishes at tied third spot in GWRC

Viswanathan AnandWorld champion Viswanathan Anand has finished at the tied third position in the Grenkeleasing world rapid chess championship after he failed to give his best in the tournament at Mainz, Germany on Monday.

Anand was unable to claim the title for 12th time as he was eliminated in the prelims of the annual event earlier. Today, all the four games against German Arkadiz Naiditsch for the third place ended in draws and both were forced to share third spot.

Anand beats Leko by 5-3

Anand beats Leko by 5-3Viswanathan Anand has defeated Peter Leko in 8-game rapid match in Miskolc Rapid tournament which held in the National Theatre of Miskolc from 2-7 June 2009.

Anand defeated Leko by 5-3 in Miskolc Rapid tournament which includes two wins by Anand against Leko.

On the final day, Leko needed to win both games to force blitz tie-breaker games but both games ended in a draw.

Leko plays with the strong players of chess every year in a rapid format match in Miskolc which started from playing with Adams in 2005 and in 2008, he played with Carlsen.

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. 

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