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Dec 12, 2017
London Chess Classic: Fabiano Caruana wins title after play-offs; Viswanathan Anand loses to Wesley So in final roundThe ninth edition of the London Chess Classic was won by the American GM Fabiano Caruana. After his win against GM Michael Adams in the final round, Fabiano Caruana successfully caught up with the Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi for the first place and then won the blitz tie-breaker to lift the trophy.
Dec 11, 2017
London Chess Classic: Ian Nepomniachtchi wins after Magnus Carlsen's tactical blunder; Viswanathan Anand heldAnand hasn’t got much to play for in the final round. But as he said in his post-game interview, he can now forget the tournament more or less and play the last one as an individual game.
Dec 11, 2017
London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand crumbles under pressure; Magnus Carlsen impresses against Michael AdamsThe biggest result of the round was the game between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Viswanathan Anand which the former won and joined Fabiano Caruana as the tournament leader.
Dec 09, 2017
London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand draws with Sergey Karjakin to flounder at the bottom; Magnus Carlsen escapes lossAfter Anand's loss in the previous round, this was a good opportunity for him to make a comeback in the tournament. He had had a day of rest and had white pieces against another tail-ender at the event.
Dec 07, 2017
London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand falters at crunch moments against Fabiano Caruana; Magnus Carlsen heldAnand, who had the black pieces in this game, went into the realms of the Berlin Defence and tried to keep things stable. But Caruana had no intentions of striking a truce.
Dec 07, 2017
London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand holds Levon Aronian; Fabiano Caruana registers first winIn the game between Viswanathan Anand and Aronian, the latter sort of found a way to get into the realms of his favourite Marshall Gambit despite Anand's Anti-Marshall set-up.
Dec 05, 2017
London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand holds Magnus Carlsen; tournament yet to witness first decisive gameThe game between Viswanathan Anand and world champion Magnus Carlsen featured a Catalan, a pawn sacrifice and a sidelined knight. With the black pieces, Anand was able to equalise quite easily out of the opening.
Dec 04, 2017
London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand fails to carve out a win despite best efforts against Mickey AdamsEven though Viswanathan Anand did his best to carve out a win, there simply wasn’t enough in the position for him to create too many complications.
Dec 02, 2017
London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand starts off with a draw after Hikaru Nakamura's overambitious playSince Anand will play with the whites and Adams is the lowest rated in the field, it will be interesting to see if the Indian will push for a win in the second round.
Nov 26, 2017
Mallorca Grand Prix: Dmitry Jakovenko clinches title; P Harikrishna's decent run ends with drawIn a field as strong as this, where Harikrishna was the ninth seed, his performance was quite a decent one. He remained unbeaten against a field that included some of the best in the world.