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India Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand stunned World No 1 Magnus Carlsen in the ongoing World Rapid and Blitz Championship on Wednesday. Anand and Carlsen met in round nine of the championship with the Indian on an unbeaten run. Starting with black pieces, Anand began with an aggressive ...
(Yes, before you ask, several teams from all over the world are courting GM Viswanathan Anand. As of this writing, however, he is still unsigned ...

Indian legend Viswanathan Anand finished joint second at the Isle of Man Chess Championship, accumulating seven points from nine round of ...
Isle of Man: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand and Swapnil S. Dhopade notched up wins while Vidit Santosh Gujrathi played out ...
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand drove home a slight advantage in the middle game to register a quick win over Laurent Fressinet ...
Gary Kasparov playing Anand in the second game of the World Chess Championships on 12th September, 1995 in New York.

As former World Champion, Viswanathan Anand stated in a recent interview, "Wesley is the player the whole chess world is having its eyes on at the moment.
The event also marked the inauguration of a chess academy in the campus by none other than the Indian Chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. Interestingly, Anand was patronized by Mahalingam in the early stages of ...
Five-time Fide world chess champion Viswanathan Anand is known for his calm, unassuming manner, but he said it is just a veneer.
Chess is very popular in India, with a recent world champion, Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, coming from the country. Also, many of Fallon's players moved from other parts of the Bay Area where they learned and played in strong youth chess programs.
Television images of Tamil Nadu politics have been depressing and bizarre by turn. But even as we lament the AIADMK's resort politics, let's not forget that Narendra Modi's Gujarat was one of the first states where in 1995, MLAs were actually airlifted ...
Aside from being the highest rated player from Poland, one of the world chess powers, he has been one of the seconds to Viswanathan Anand since 2008. In particular, Wojtaszek prepared the openings of the former World Chess Champion in his successful ...
The deals made include chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani, Aamir Khan's nutritionist Dr.
Chess Federation of Armenia reports, Levon Aronian, Magnus, Carlsen, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Viswanathan Anand are among the participants of the tournament.
The previous world champion, India's Viswanathan Anand, also won five titles though three of them were shared. He was sole winner in 2003 and 2004 and shared the titles in 1989 (with Predrag Nikolic, Zoltan Ribli, and Gyula Sax), in 1998 with another ...
GM Vladimir Kramnik of Russia was at fourth spot with 2811.0 followed by GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France (2798.7), GM Hikaru Nakamura of the US (2792.9), GM Viswanathan Anand of India (2786.0), GM Levon Aronian of Armenia (2784.5), GM ...
"I wanted to see the tax proposals especially with the churn we saw in the financial world this year. The government got a lot of money through demonetisation, which gives them a lot of flexibility in other areas.

Nerve-racking moments from the Australian Open are still buzzing in tennis fans' minds. And as Roger Federer lifted the cup as the new champion, his comment on tennis not having draws had another champ, Viswanathan Anand, pitch for a proposal.
Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen are the only players to have won five titles of the Hoogovens/Corus/Tata Steel chess tournament.
He became a chess grandmaster at a very young age and is likely to rule the chessboards for several more years." The chess historian also has some advice for former world champion and Indian chess sensation Viswanathan Anand. "Age is not on his side.
Incidentally, some celebrities including film stars Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Dhanush, Rana Daggubati, Mahesh Babu, Oscar winning music composer A.R.
CHENNAI: I van Popov, Vladimir Belous and Aravindh Chithambaram - That's quite an illustrious list. And soon, S Nitin will be hoping to join that group at the 9th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2017 for the Sakthi Group Dr N ...
Going by the size and spectrum of participation, from Viswanathan Anand, the chess champion, to music maestro A.R. Rahman and Rajinikanth, it was truly a mass movement irrespective of caste, religion or political affiliations.
The world's leading chess Web site ChessBase has declared GM Wesley So as the Player of the Year 2016." There were a total of 10 nominees -- aside from Wesley the other strong candidates are: ...
The clamour to award the Bharat Ratna, India's highest honour, to chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand began in 2012, when the Madras Tiger triumphed at the World Championships for the fifth time, an unprecedented feat.
The latest is PETA spokesperson V. Manilal who has stated that music maestro A. R. Rahman and chess wizard Viswanathan Anand are wrongly supporting Jallikattu and he and his organization are planning to meet the legends and change their views about ...
And please let's not forget the always-interesting Richard Rapport and Wei Yi, the world's two best junior players. It's a strange field in that Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik, and Viswanathan Anand are not playing; perhaps they ...
Also in the Top 10 are No. 5 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France (2796), No. 6 GM Viswanathan Anand of India (2786), No. 7 GM Sergey Karjakin of Russia and GM Hikaru Nakamura of US (2785 each), No.
A whopping 85 million played chess in India, buoyed by the popularity of the former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand.
7-12. Leinier Dominguez Perez CUB 2783, Anton Korobov UKR 2666, Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2754, Viswanathan Anand IND 2754, Peer Leko HUN 2697, Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 2830 13-18.
However, Viswanathan Anand has different thoughts. "It (the exposure, the media attention) will open a lot of doors and for youngsters, the problem is finding right tournaments.
But Viswanathan Anand has been such a world beater in chess that being bestowed with nation's second highest civilian honour Padma Vibhushan before any other sportsman comes as no surprise.
Anton Korobov UKR 2714, Li Chao CHN 2648, Viswanathan Anand IND 2802, Dmitry Jakovenko RUS 2699, Hrant Melkumyan ARM 2736, Sergey Karjakin RUS 2806, Andrei Volokitin UKR 2650, Surya Shekhar Ganguly IND 2631, Hristos Banikas GRE 2647 ...
India's Viswanathan Anand has been part of the chess elite for nearly three decades now and was the undisputed World Champion between 2007-13.
Not surprisingly, former world champion Viswanathan Anand included him as a 'second' in his team during his title defence against Magnus Carlsen in 2013.
When chess practice tires him out, 46-year-old Viswanathan Anand takes out his pair of binoculars to peer into the skies. Astronomy, for Anand, is a bolthole from the rigour of playing the game.
London: Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with long-time rival Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to end the London Chess Classic with a shared third result after the end of the ninth and final round here.
... title although some prefer to say he has now won it for the third time given he took the title from India's Viswanathan Anand in 2013, defended it against the same player in 2014 and of course just retained it against the challenge of Russia's ...
An athlete in her schooldays, Jayalalithaa was a keen follower and supporter of sports right through her life. In Bengaluru, where she spent her childhood, basketball was her first love, according to Basketball Federation of India president K Govindaraj.
Viswanathan Anand, Virender Sehwag and a host of other sporting icons took to Twitter to pay their tributes. | Posted by Jepher Christopher Nickels.
... has not lost hope. He is gearing up for the upcoming tournaments, and is hopeful that monetary reasons will not cut short his dream for bringing home gold for India.
The last time the World Chess Championship was held in New York City, titleholder Garry Kasparov met challenger Viswanathan Anand on the 107th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center. They played their first game on Sept. 11, 1995. That ...
PARIS: US chess champion Bobby Fischer and the two 'K's - Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov - have co-written the modern history of the game, with a chapter devoted to East-West confrontation.
The other Indian GM in the elite list is former World champion Viswanathan Anand (2,779 points) at the seventh place. This is the first time in the history of Indian chess that two players figure in the top 10 of the World rankings.
The 1995 match between then world champion Garry Kasparov of Russia and Viswanathan Anand of India was the last title contest to be held in the United States - in New York's World Trade Center.
Grandmaster Harikrishna joins Viswanathan Anand in international top ten: The 30-year-old from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh currently ranks tenth with 2,768 points.
It's the first time a championship has been contested in New York since 1995, when then World Champion took Garry Kasparov took on Viswanathan Anand. Kasparov won that match, which was held under the auspices of the Profesional Chess Association, ...
Viswanathan Anand is undoubtedly one of the biggest chess stars in the world. His career is nothing shy of legendary, and he will look to add another title to his belt in St. Louis.
Since 1938, there has been a long list of famous winners, including: Tigran Petrosian, Paul Keres, Vladimir Kramnik, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Aronian, Karjakin, Carlsen, and Hikaru Nakamura. Anand and Carlsen are the only ...
Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand in a conversation with VIP Industries' Radhika Piramal at the ETP Trendsetter Awards (Image: BCCL).


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