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Airthings Masters Chess Championship: P Harikrishna slips to 10th spot after one loss, three draws on day 2
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Airthings Masters Chess Championship: P Harikrishna slips to 10th spot after one loss, three draws on day 2

The India number two now has 3.5 points and has three more games to attempt to finish in the top eight and qualify for the knockout phase.

India's P Harikrishna maintains fifth place; Wesley So in top spot at Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz online chess tournament
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India's P Harikrishna maintains fifth place; Wesley So in top spot at Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz online chess tournament

The win allowed So to take the lead after nine rounds of the Rapid competition with two days of Blitz events to come. Carlsen crashed to a 46-move defeat at the hands of Russian Alexander Grischuk.

Norway Chess 2019: With the tournament set to begin, world champion Magnus Carlsen battles home-turf conundrum
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Norway Chess 2019: With the tournament set to begin, world champion Magnus Carlsen battles home-turf conundrum

How can playing at home or away be a factor when it comes to a mental sport like chess? Chess is a sport where fans cannot really take part by showing their emotions.

Shamkir Chess 2019: Magnus Carlsen's dominance over the past decade strengthens claim to 'greatest of all time' title
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Shamkir Chess 2019: Magnus Carlsen's dominance over the past decade strengthens claim to 'greatest of all time' title

Magnus Carlsen has now been world champion for five years since he defeated Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand in the latter’s own backyard of Chennai in November 2013.

Sinquefield Cup: Magnus Carlsen draws with Fabiano Caruana in thrilling contest; Viswanathan Anand remains unbeaten
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Sinquefield Cup: Magnus Carlsen draws with Fabiano Caruana in thrilling contest; Viswanathan Anand remains unbeaten

The leaderboard remains unchanged, with Caruana on the top with 4.5 points followed by Grischuk, Aronian, Mamedyarov and Carlsen on 4. Anand maintains his unbeaten run and remains on 3.5 points.

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand draws against Wesley So; Magnus Carlsen escapes defeat in 6th round
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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand draws against Wesley So; Magnus Carlsen escapes defeat in 6th round

Though he consumed about 30 minutes in the few moves made after Wesley So’s new idea, Anand seemed to cope well and defend the position admirably.

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand in hunt for top four finish with draw; Alexander Grischuk bags only win of third round
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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand in hunt for top four finish with draw; Alexander Grischuk bags only win of third round

As Anand was placed at the bottom of the tour points table, he seemed to be willing to take more risks to give his best shot at finishing in the top of his tournaments.

Grand Chess Tour Paris: Wesley So leads after ninth round, Viswanathan Anand retains shared fourth place
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Grand Chess Tour Paris: Wesley So leads after ninth round, Viswanathan Anand retains shared fourth place

Vishwanathan Anand, who had played almost all of his games in a slightly uninspired manner on the second day, tried hard to not only spice up his games but also carve out a few wins to improve his overall standing.

Leuven Grand Chess Tour: India's Viswanathan Anand continues to struggle on Day 2; Wesley So keeps lead
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Leuven Grand Chess Tour: India's Viswanathan Anand continues to struggle on Day 2; Wesley So keeps lead

Anand played solidly in round four against Karjakin to hold on to a draw and then won the fifth round against Caruana. But a slip in the sixth against Vachier-Lagrave put Anand back at the bottom of the leaderboard.

Magnus Carlsen to face his toughest challenger in Fabiano Caruana for 2018 World Championship title
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Magnus Carlsen to face his toughest challenger in Fabiano Caruana for 2018 World Championship title

Of the two, Magnus Carlsen is surely the on paper favourite but, as mentioned earlier, Fabiano Caruana is the strongest challenger to the Norwegian so far.

Tal Memorial Chess Day 3: Rejuvenated Viswanathan Anand wins title, proves mastery over rapid time control
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Tal Memorial Chess Day 3: Rejuvenated Viswanathan Anand wins title, proves mastery over rapid time control

It was the penultimate round that broke the tie at the top. Anand, who had the white pieces in this round, went all out for an attack in his game against Grischuk.

Tal Memorial Chess: Viswanathan Anand clinches rapid title after easy final round draw against Boris Gelfand
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Tal Memorial Chess: Viswanathan Anand clinches rapid title after easy final round draw against Boris Gelfand

Anand finished with six points out of a possible nine, scoring four wins and four draws with his solitary loss coming against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Tal Memorial Chess Day 1: Viswanathan Anand placed joint second after last round loss to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
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Tal Memorial Chess Day 1: Viswanathan Anand placed joint second after last round loss to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

In the light of Anand winning the World Rapid Championship a couple of months ago, he is clearly one of the favourites to win the rapid leg at Tal Memorial

World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand misses blitz silver by a whisker; Magnus Carlsen wins title
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World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand misses blitz silver by a whisker; Magnus Carlsen wins title

Anand scored 14.5 points out of the 21 games he played in the tournament and was tied for second with Grand Master Sergey Karjakin, but due to an inferior tiebreak score, was awarded the third place.

World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand feels losing just one game in blitz event was a huge achievement
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World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand feels losing just one game in blitz event was a huge achievement

Anand has endured a tough year which included an early exit in the Chess World Cup in Georgia and finishing last in the recent London Chess Classic, before the turnaround towards the end of 2017.

Mallorca Grand Prix: After three back to back draws, P Harikrishna needs to improve his game
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Mallorca Grand Prix: After three back to back draws, P Harikrishna needs to improve his game

There are indeed six more rounds to go, but if Harikrishna continues to play in such lackadaisical manner, he will definitely find it difficult to reach the top of the charts.

Geneva Grand Prix: P Harikrishna's joint-third finish applaudable despite Candidates qualification fix
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Geneva Grand Prix: P Harikrishna's joint-third finish applaudable despite Candidates qualification fix

P Harikrishna finished joint third in the Geneva Grand Prix after agreeing to concede a draw on the 115th move in his Round 9 game against Dmitry Jakovenko.

Geneva Grand Prix: P Harikrishna knocked off top perch after modest show against Alexander Grischuk
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Geneva Grand Prix: P Harikrishna knocked off top perch after modest show against Alexander Grischuk

Contrary to the nature of the opening, the Harikrishna versus Grischuk game fizzled out into a draw pretty quickly. Instead of going for the kill with his pawns, Hari chose to play it safe.

Geneva FIDE Grand Prix: P Harikrishna cutting Levon Aronian to size the highlight of round six
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Geneva FIDE Grand Prix: P Harikrishna cutting Levon Aronian to size the highlight of round six

India's Pentala Harikrishna went all guns blazing at his round six opponent, Levon Aronian. With this win, Harikrishna has joined Grischuk and Teimur Radjabov in the lead.

Geneva Grand Prix, Round 5: P Harikrishna draws vs Ian Nepomniachtchi; Alexander Grischuk joint top
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Geneva Grand Prix, Round 5: P Harikrishna draws vs Ian Nepomniachtchi; Alexander Grischuk joint top

P Harikrishna too had the same opportunity as Alexander Grischuk, who became the joint leader at the end of Round 5, but couldn't quite close in on the lead as he settled for a draw against Ian Nepomniachtchi.