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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand loses to Vasyl Ivanchuk, finishes campaign with eighth defeat
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand loses to Vasyl Ivanchuk, finishes campaign with eighth defeat

Viswanathan Anand finished ninth in the standings with 7 match points and a solitary win (over Boris Gelfand) on his debut in the Magnus Carlsen Tour.

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes to seventh defeat; Magnus Carlsen overcomes Ian Nepomniachtchi's challenge
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes to seventh defeat; Magnus Carlsen overcomes Ian Nepomniachtchi's challenge

Viswanathan Anand lies last in the Legends of Chess table with six points with Ding Liren and Peter Leko.

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand finally breaks losing streak with victory over Boris Gelfand in seventh round
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand finally breaks losing streak with victory over Boris Gelfand in seventh round

Anand then settled for a 46-move draw in the third game against his 2012 world championship challenger.

Biel International Chess Festival: Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna beats tournament leader Radoslaw Wojtaszek
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Biel International Chess Festival: Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna beats tournament leader Radoslaw Wojtaszek

Harikrishna, playing with black pieces, put it across the Polish player in a 50-move game to reduce the lead to three points with two rounds to go.

Legends of Chess: Ian Nepomniachtchi inflicts another defeat on former world champion Viswanathan Anand
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Legends of Chess: Ian Nepomniachtchi inflicts another defeat on former world champion Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand, who is making his debut on the Magnus Carlsen Tour, lies ninth in the table with three points.

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand suffers fifth straight defeat; Magnus Carlsen beats Vasyl Ivanchuk to stay on top
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand suffers fifth straight defeat; Magnus Carlsen beats Vasyl Ivanchuk to stay on top

Anand got off to a good start and won the first game of the best-of-four contest. The next two games were drawn before Leko levelled by winning the fourth.

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes to fourth straight defeat; Magnus Carlsen beats Boris Gelfand
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes to fourth straight defeat; Magnus Carlsen beats Boris Gelfand

Viswanathan Anand and Anish Giri played out four draws before the Dutch player pulled off a win in the Armageddon game (a tie-break)

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand tastes defeat against Magnus Carlsen; Anish Giri beats Vladimir Kramnik
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand tastes defeat against Magnus Carlsen; Anish Giri beats Vladimir Kramnik

In best-of-four contest former World Champion Viswanathan Anand lost 1.5-2.5 to reigning World No 1 Magnus Carlsen

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand goes down to Peter Svidler in opening round; Magnus Carlsen beats Anish Giri
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand goes down to Peter Svidler in opening round; Magnus Carlsen beats Anish Giri

Viswanathan Anand, making his maiden appearance on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, drew the first three games of the best-of-four contest before losing the final game on Tuesday.

Viswanathan Anand happy to see so many people discovering chess during pandemic
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Viswanathan Anand happy to see so many people discovering chess during pandemic

The former world champion said "most Indian parents are right" that chess will help their children do better in school.

Women's Speed Chess Championships: Koneru Humpy, D Harika bow out in quarter-finals as Indian challenge ends
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Women's Speed Chess Championships: Koneru Humpy, D Harika bow out in quarter-finals as Indian challenge ends

Humpy was no match for Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia, going down 2-9 while Harika was ousted by World No 1 Hou Yifan of China 3-7 in her last-eight clash.

Women Speed Chess Championships: Koneru Humpy beats R Vaishali to enter quarter-finals
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Women Speed Chess Championships: Koneru Humpy beats R Vaishali to enter quarter-finals

Humpy, the world number two, jumped to an early lead against her compatriot and sealed an easy win in the FIDE Chess.com event.

Tamil Nadu's G Akash becomes India's 66th chess Grandmaster
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Tamil Nadu's G Akash becomes India's 66th chess Grandmaster

Akash's GM title was confirmed at the second council meet of International Chess Federation (FIDE) for the year 2020 held recently

Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali beats World No 7 Anna Muzychuk in first round
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Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali beats World No 7 Anna Muzychuk in first round

Vaishali, who had finished fourth in the first leg, came back from 2-4 down to oust the experienced Ukrainian by winning the last two bullet games

Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali eliminated in semi-final defeat to Anna Ushenina
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Women Speed Chess Championships: India's R Vaishali eliminated in semi-final defeat to Anna Ushenina

Vaishali, elder sister of young prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, had reached the semi-finals with wins over WIM Munkhzul Turmunkh in the quarter-final and former world champion Antaoneta Stefanova in the opening round.

SAI to explore possibility of hiring differently-abled coaches to work with hearing, speech-impaired athletes
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SAI to explore possibility of hiring differently-abled coaches to work with hearing, speech-impaired athletes

In a virtual meeting with the Sports Minister, the AISCFD on Thursday highlighted the need for differently-abled coaches for its athletes for clear communication.

Young Grandmaster Vaishali stuns former world champion Antaoneta Stefanova
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Young Grandmaster Vaishali stuns former world champion Antaoneta Stefanova

The Chennai-based Vaishali will take on International Master Munkhzul Turmunkh of Mongolia in the quarter-finals.

Despite thriving during COVID-19 pandemic, chess will not remain online for long, says FIDE official Emil Sutovsky
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Despite thriving during COVID-19 pandemic, chess will not remain online for long, says FIDE official Emil Sutovsky

Sutovsky also said India was a key partner in the growth of chess and added that there was a need to popularise the sport at the school level

Firstpost Masterclass: Practice, reflect and be mindful, Vidit Gujrathi delves into the making of chess Grandmaster
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Firstpost Masterclass: Practice, reflect and be mindful, Vidit Gujrathi delves into the making of chess Grandmaster

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Vidit Gurathi dives deep into the mental and the physical aspects of chess, his training, playing style, and what it takes to be a Super Grandmaster.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand reunites with family in Chennai after spending over three months in Germany
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand reunites with family in Chennai after spending over three months in Germany

Chess maestro Viswanathan Anand finally reunited with his family in Chennai after being stuck in Germany for over three months as the former world chess champion reached his home on Saturday after completing a seven-day institutional quarantine in Bengaluru.