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Candidates Chess: Anand splits point with Aronian in a game of technical brilliance; stays in lead after Round 2
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Candidates Chess: Anand splits point with Aronian in a game of technical brilliance; stays in lead after Round 2

Playing with black pieces, Viswanathan Anand showcased some excellent bit of opening preparation and drew his game against top Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian in Round 2

Anand beats Gelfand for first win at Zurich Chess Challenge
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Anand beats Gelfand for first win at Zurich Chess Challenge

With his first win in four games, Anand jumped to joint third spot on three points.

As it happened: Anand beats Gelfand for first win in Zurich
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As it happened: Anand beats Gelfand for first win in Zurich

Anand needs to quickly move up the points table after a bad start to the tournament. Can he win his first match today?

Anand, Carlsen to face-off in strongest ever chess tournament
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Anand, Carlsen to face-off in strongest ever chess tournament

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand will find himself in the unfamiliar position of starting as the lowest-ranked player when he takes on a tough field in his first Classical tournament since losing the world title, in the Zurich Challenge at the Savoy.

Viswanathan Anand held to a draw by Boris Gelfand
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Viswanathan Anand held to a draw by Boris Gelfand

Playing after the first rest day, Anand got something to play for but his last world championship challenger was also up to the task in defense and the draw was a just result.

Anand to clash against Gelfand at Tal Memorial
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Anand to clash against Gelfand at Tal Memorial

Starting out with a loss against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the opener, Anand followed it up with a draw in a tense affair against Dmitry Andreikin of Russia, and then desperately needed a win to bounce back in the tournament.

Anand survives in Zurich Challenge after draw with Gelfand
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Anand survives in Zurich Challenge after draw with Gelfand

Following a shock defeat in the previous round against Fabiano Caruana of Italy, Anand looked for sharp play against Gelfand but his efforts were only enough for a draw.

Viswanathan Anand rules out any plans of retirement
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Viswanathan Anand rules out any plans of retirement

Anand, who won the world championship five times including the latest against Boris Gelfand in Moscow in May this year, says "there is definitely no thought of retirement".

Kasparov misses attention, wants me to retire: Anand
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Kasparov misses attention, wants me to retire: Anand

Hitting back at Garry Kasparov, world champion Viswanathan Anand today said the Russian legend's remark about him was nothing but frustration of a player.

Anand felicitated in Russia after winning world title
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Anand felicitated in Russia after winning world title

Anand received a gold medal, prize money of USD 1.4 million, a memento and a piece of contemporary art displaying him and challenger Boris Gelfand after his world title victory.

Tie-break was tense, happy things went my way: Anand
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Tie-break was tense, happy things went my way: Anand

The win in the second tie-break game gave the Indian, known as the Rapid King for his lightning fast moves, a huge advantage on his way to retaining his World Championship.

Tense tie-break to decide world champion
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Tense tie-break to decide world champion

To start with, there will be four games under rapid chess rules with 25 minutes to each player and a ten seconds increment after every move is made. In case of a 2-2 result, the two will play then play two blitz games.

Anand stretched to tie-breaker by Gelfand‎
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Anand stretched to tie-breaker by Gelfand‎

The tenth draw in the 12-game match ensured that the Israeli stays in the match with honours even and now it will be a high-voltage drama in the rapid games.

Anand, Gelfand settle for an easy draw
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Anand, Gelfand settle for an easy draw

Anand had the better structure, while Gelfand had the Bishop pair advantage in a semi-open position.

Anand holds on to secure a draw in 9th game
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Anand holds on to secure a draw in 9th game

Gelfand went for the classical set up giving due importance to development of pieces instead of trying to catch Anand unawares in any subtlety early in the game. But the Indian held on to draw.

Chess: Anand crushes Gelfand in just 17 moves
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Chess: Anand crushes Gelfand in just 17 moves

Vishy was helped by big errors from Gelfand on the 13th and 16th moves. The win allowed him to level the match at 4-4.

Gelfand gets upper hand with win over Anand
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Gelfand gets upper hand with win over Anand

The opening gave white a small advantage and it would have remained so had Anand not gone for unwarranted complications in the middle game. After the win, the momentum now shifts in favour of Gelfand who started as an underdog coming into the match.

Anand settles for sixth consecutive draw
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Anand settles for sixth consecutive draw

Gelfand could not break the ice for the third time in a row as white and Anand's preparation in the Semi Slav defense came handy yet again as another insipid draw surfaced soon after the players arrived at the endgame.

Anand settles for another draw against Gelfand
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Anand settles for another draw against Gelfand

This was the fifth successive draw in as many games and leaves the score tied at 2.5-2.5. Gelfand will now wield white in the sixth game scheduled for tomorrow.

Chess World C'ship: Anand to play white in fifth game
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Chess World C'ship: Anand to play white in fifth game

Defending champion Viswanathan Anand holds the edge going into the fifth game as white in his World Championship match against Boris Gelfand.