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London Chess Classic: Ian Nepomniachtchi wins after Magnus Carlsen's tactical blunder; Viswanathan Anand held
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London Chess Classic: Ian Nepomniachtchi wins after Magnus Carlsen's tactical blunder; Viswanathan Anand held

Anand hasn’t got much to play for in the final round. But as he said in his post-game interview, he can now forget the tournament more or less and play the last one as an individual game.

London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand crumbles under pressure; Magnus Carlsen impresses against Michael Adams
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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand crumbles under pressure; Magnus Carlsen impresses against Michael Adams

The biggest result of the round was the game between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Viswanathan Anand which the former won and joined Fabiano Caruana as the tournament leader.

London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand falters at crunch moments against Fabiano Caruana; Magnus Carlsen held
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London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand falters at crunch moments against Fabiano Caruana; Magnus Carlsen held

Anand, who had the black pieces in this game, went into the realms of the Berlin Defence and tried to keep things stable. But Caruana had no intentions of striking a truce.

London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand holds Levon Aronian; Fabiano Caruana registers first win
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London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand holds Levon Aronian; Fabiano Caruana registers first win

In the game between Viswanathan Anand and Aronian, the latter sort of found a way to get into the realms of his favourite Marshall Gambit despite Anand's Anti-Marshall set-up.

London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand holds Magnus Carlsen; tournament yet to witness first decisive game
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London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand holds Magnus Carlsen; tournament yet to witness first decisive game

The game between Viswanathan Anand and world champion Magnus Carlsen featured a Catalan, a pawn sacrifice and a sidelined knight. With the black pieces, Anand was able to equalise quite easily out of the opening.

London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand fails to carve out a win despite best efforts against Mickey Adams
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London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand fails to carve out a win despite best efforts against Mickey Adams

Even though Viswanathan Anand did his best to carve out a win, there simply wasn’t enough in the position for him to create too many complications.

London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand starts off with a draw after Hikaru Nakamura's overambitious play
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London Chess Classic 2017: Viswanathan Anand starts off with a draw after Hikaru Nakamura's overambitious play

Since Anand will play with the whites and Adams is the lowest rated in the field, it will be interesting to see if the Indian will push for a win in the second round.

Isle of Man Open: Viswanathan Anand essays comprehensive win, Vidit Gujrathi settles for draw in Round 8
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Isle of Man Open: Viswanathan Anand essays comprehensive win, Vidit Gujrathi settles for draw in Round 8

Carlsen had won his game against Fabiano Caruana. This instantly discarded any possibility of Anand or Dhopade catching him. But both Anand and Dhopade won their games convincingly.

Isle of Man Open: 65-year-old James Tarjan rolls back the years to stun Vladimir Kramnik
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Isle of Man Open: 65-year-old James Tarjan rolls back the years to stun Vladimir Kramnik

Tarjan is a good player in own right. He’s a Grandmaster and has won several Olympiad team and individual gold medals for his country, the United States, in the seventies. But now, time has changed; he is 65.

Isle of Man Open: Magnus Carlsen digs deep to eke out win, Viswanathan Anand forces a draw
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Isle of Man Open: Magnus Carlsen digs deep to eke out win, Viswanathan Anand forces a draw

Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura and Michael Adams managed to squeeze wins out of drawish or losing positions, Fabiano Caruana and Viswanathan Anand ended up conceding draws.

Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand lacked incisiveness, but Garry Kasparov impressive throughout
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Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand lacked incisiveness, but Garry Kasparov impressive throughout

Anand's game seemed to be lacking penetration. He could not create winning chances by playing proactively to wrest the initiative from the opponent.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand's poor run continues, ends hopes of podium finish
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand's poor run continues, ends hopes of podium finish

Viswanathan Anand had another bad outing, drawing seven and losing two games, to remain on joint 8th place after the end of nine rounds of blitz

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand, hampered by fatigue, finishes disappointing joint 8th
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand, hampered by fatigue, finishes disappointing joint 8th

Anand’s day was almost forgettable, as he started off with two draws against the Quang Liam Le and Fabiano Caruana, before losing an one-sided game to Sergey Karjakin

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand suffers crushing defeat in final round, finishes joint eighth
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand suffers crushing defeat in final round, finishes joint eighth

Viswanathan Anand ended on seven points, coming through one win, five draws and two losses in the event that gave two points for a win and one for a draw

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand has disastrous Day 1; Garry Kasparov impresses on return
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand has disastrous Day 1; Garry Kasparov impresses on return

Anand flattered to deceive and scored just a solitary draw from three games on the first day of the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament of the Grand Chess Tour.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: All eyes on Garry Kasparov as former champion returns to chess after 12 years
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: All eyes on Garry Kasparov as former champion returns to chess after 12 years

There is no doubt that chess lovers will be eagerly watching Kasparov play and wishing him to do his best, even if their hero is a step slower than at his very best

Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand pays the price for inaccurate play as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins title
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand pays the price for inaccurate play as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins title

Anand’s draw and Aronian’s defeat paved the way for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to conduct a confident strategic middlegame with White pieces against Ian Nepomniachtchi

Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand remains joint leader after draw with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand remains joint leader after draw with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Though holding an initiative for most of the game, Viswanathan Anand could not make headway against co-leader Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s defence

Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand becomes joint leader after impressive win over Ian Nepomniachtchi
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand becomes joint leader after impressive win over Ian Nepomniachtchi

Anand now leads the tournament with Vachier-Lagrave and Aronian with two more rounds to go, and he is scheduled to play Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So in the remaining games

Biel Chess Festival: P Harikrishna's 3rd place finish no mean feat, but errors at crucial moments still a bane
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Biel Chess Festival: P Harikrishna's 3rd place finish no mean feat, but errors at crucial moments still a bane

If Harikrishna keeps getting regular invitations to the top tournaments, and keeps weeding out errors, there is absolutely no reason why he shouldn’t be giving the top players a run for their money.