Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand suffers first loss to drop down leaderboard; Magnus Carlsen in joint lead
Anand, with his loss on Thursday is half a point behind the leaders at 3.5/5. He has a chance of catching up with the leaders if he wins his final round and both the top games are drawn.
Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian join Magnus Carlsen at first place on leaderboard
Viswanathan Anand said after the game that he felt the position changed quite suddenly. "At the board, this sensation of the position taking a violent turn is what I remember," Anand said.
Despite being held by Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen increased his lead to a point as world title challenger Fabiano Caruana beat Sergey Karjakin.
Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand joint second, Magnus Carlsen extends lead as all Round 2 games end in draws
Sedate second day in Stavanger at the Altibox Norway Chess on Tuesday evening as all the games finished in draws and none really sparked interest. Vishwanathan Anand holds second position, Magnus Carlsen extends lead.
Norway Chess 2018: Magnus Carlsen off to winning start; Vishwanthan Anand draws Levon Aronian in Round 1
The game between Anand and Aronian was, perhaps, the most tepid. This game also began with a king’s pawn opening that Aronian steered into the waters of the Berlin Defence
Altibox Norway Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand concedes easy draw against Levon Aronian in first round
Coming to the first round after a fine performance in the preceding blitz tournament where he tied for second spot, Anand could do little as Aronian came up with an unusual move order in the Anti-Berlin as black and the game ended without any drama.
Viswanathan Anand finished joint second behind Wesley So in the blitz tournament organised ahead of the main event at Altibox Norway Chess.
Grenke Chess Classic Round 8: Viswanathan Anand shows good preparation to counter Arkadij Naiditsch's attack
The penultimate round of the Grenke Chess Classic was a surprisingly quiet day. With all of the games drawn, Fabiano Caruana, who has been leading the field with a half point margin, inched a step closer to the title.
Grenke Chess Classic Round 6: Viswanathan Anand's chances look grim after major upset; Magnus Carlsen held
After trading queens soon out of the opening, Anand tried to induce more exchanges. On his 19th turn Anand miscalculated and ended up a piece down in the next five moves.
Grenke Chess Classic Round 5: Magnus Carlsen narrowly escapes defeat, Viswanathan Anand held by Fabiano Caruana
Viswanathan Anand got off to an exciting start against Fabiano Caruana but the position soon fizzled out into equality.
Grenke Chess Classic Round 4: Viswanathan Anand plays out another draw; Fabiano Caruana new joint leaders
Had it not been for Fabiano Caruana to change gears and pull out victory in the final stages of the round, all games would have ended in a draw. With his win, Caruana has joined the leaders, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nikita Vitiugov at 3.0/4.
Grenke Chess Classic Round 3: Viswanathan Anand holds Levon Aronian; Maxime Vachier-Lagrave joins Nikita Vitiugov in the lead
For the only Indian in the fray, Viswanathan Anand, after his loss in the previous round, went for a solid but tepid draw against GM Levon Aronian of Armenia.
Grenke Chess Classic, Round 2: Viswanathan Anand loses to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave; Nikita Vitiugov on top
While the round per se was spectacular, it brought disappointment to Indian fans as Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand lost to the French number one Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Grenke Chess Classic, Round 1: Hou Yifan holds Viswanathan Anand; Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana clash ends in draw
Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by former women’s world champion, Hou Yifan
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.
Tata Steel Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand draws against Magnus Carlsen; Anish Giri leads after defeating Maxim Matlakov
Outplaying the European Individual champion, Maxim Matlakov, in the final phase of the game, Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri managed to bring home the full point and take sole lead.
Tata Steel Chess Round 5: 'Embarrassed' Viswanathan Anand draws with Wei Yi; Vidit Gujrathi slips to joint 2nd
For Viswanathan Anand, it was a tough day at the office. His 18-year-old opponent Wei Yi from China caught him in a deeply prepared line of the Petroff Defence.
Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand crushes Fabiano Caruana’s opening novelty to join Anish Giri in the lead
In one of the top games of the round, Viswanathan Anand got the edge over world number three, Fabiano Caruana and joined Anish Giri as the joint tournament leader
For Anand, it was his second victory in three days as he looks for a record sixth title. In the challengers section being held simultaneously Vidit Gujrathi remained as joint leader
London Chess Classic: Fabiano Caruana wins title after play-offs; Viswanathan Anand loses to Wesley So in final round
The 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.