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Planning to re-jig core team for world title preparation: Anand
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Planning to re-jig core team for world title preparation: Anand

"I would chalk a new path for a new result. I won't get a new result if I travel in the old path," said Anand.

Anand should think about adding a strategist to core team: Polgar
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Anand should think about adding a strategist to core team: Polgar

Anand's team during last year's failed title defence wee his compatriots Sandipan Chanda, K. Sasikiran, Hungarian Grandmaster Peter Leko and Poland's Radoslaw Wojtaszek.

Photos: This is how Anand unwinds after winning Chess Candidates
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Photos: This is how Anand unwinds after winning Chess Candidates

Vishy Anand has a fun day out after winning the Chess Candidates. He will take on Carslen for the world title later in the year.

Viswanathan Anand seals Candidates title with effortless draw
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Viswanathan Anand seals Candidates title with effortless draw

The Indian ace thus officially earned the right to a rematch with Magnus Carlsen of Norway along with the winner's purse of 13,5000 Euros.

Last man standing Anand to face Carlsen for world title
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Last man standing Anand to face Carlsen for world title

Levon Aronian was the only one who could have managed to catch up with the Indian GM, but lost his tie vs Dmitriy Andreikin — leaving Anand as the no 1 contender for Carlsen's title.

Chess Candidates Round 13 as it happened: Anand vs Karjakin
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Chess Candidates Round 13 as it happened: Anand vs Karjakin

Live updates as Anand takes on Karjakin in round 13 of the Chess Candidates.

Chess Candidates: Anand faces Karjakin in crucial round 13
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Chess Candidates: Anand faces Karjakin in crucial round 13

Karjakin is one last hurdle that Anand faces with black pieces before he has a white game against Peter Svidler of Russia in the final round.

Candidates as it happened: Anand draws with Andreikin in round 12
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Candidates as it happened: Anand draws with Andreikin in round 12

Live updates as Anand takes on Andreikin in round 12 of the Chess Candidates.

Chess Candidates as it happened: Anand draws with Kramnik
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Chess Candidates as it happened: Anand draws with Kramnik

Live updates as Anand takes on Kramnik in round 11 of the Chess Candidates.

Chess Candidates: Anand secures easy draw with Mamedyarov in round 10
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Chess Candidates: Anand secures easy draw with Mamedyarov in round 10

With just four rounds to come, Anand is sitting pretty training his sights for the next world championship match on 6.5 points.

Chess Candidates round 10: Anand maintains lead with draw
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Chess Candidates round 10: Anand maintains lead with draw

Live coverage of the tenth round of the Chess Candidates as Viswanathan Anand takes on Peter Svidler.

Chess Candidates round 9: Vintage Anand beats Topalov
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Chess Candidates round 9: Vintage Anand beats Topalov

Live coverage of the Chess Candidates 2014 as Viswanathan Anand takes on Vaselin Topalov.

Chess Candidates: Joint leaders Anand, Aronian settle for quick draw
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Chess Candidates: Joint leaders Anand, Aronian settle for quick draw

In the other game of the day, Peter Svidler was fighting hard to salvage a half point against Russian team-mate Sergey Karjakin.

Chess Candidates round eight as it happened: Anand vs Aronian
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Chess Candidates round eight as it happened: Anand vs Aronian

Live updates as Anand takes on Aronian in round eight of the Chess Candidates.

Chess Candidates: Attacking Anand eventually settles for draw vs Svidler
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Chess Candidates: Attacking Anand eventually settles for draw vs Svidler

At the half way stage Anand took his tally to 4.5 points out of a possible seven and will have an easier second half wherein he has four white games lined up out of seven.

Chess Candidates as it happened: Anand vs Svidler
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Chess Candidates as it happened: Anand vs Svidler

Live updates as Anand takes on Svidler in round seven of the Chess Candidates.

Chess Candidates 2014: I am really impressed by Anand, says Carlsen
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Chess Candidates 2014: I am really impressed by Anand, says Carlsen

"Anand just played very powerfully after he equalised in the opening – no waiting moves. Each move had its point and he just took over key squares very quickly.”

Anand keeps sole lead at Candidates after draw with Karjakin
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Anand keeps sole lead at Candidates after draw with Karjakin

It turned out to be another high-tension round in the candidates that will select the challenger to Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next World championship match later this year.

Chess Candidates Round Six as it happened: Anand vs Karjakin
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Chess Candidates Round Six as it happened: Anand vs Karjakin

Live updates as Anand takes on Karjakin in round six of the Chess Candidates.

Anand settles for draw with Andreikin in round 5 of Chess Candidates
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Anand settles for draw with Andreikin in round 5 of Chess Candidates

The draw took Anand to 3.5 points out of a possible five and he keeps his half point lead with the end of the first half now approaching near.