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Vishwanathan Anand says mass lockdowns, Netflix show The Queen's Gambit have added to popularity of chess
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Vishwanathan Anand says mass lockdowns, Netflix show The Queen's Gambit have added to popularity of chess

Anand, who spent three months stranded in Germany waiting for a flight back to India, said chess has enjoyed a surprise boom during the pandemic, with millions more people playing and following games online.

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.

Viswanathan Anand to lead fifth-seeded India in six-team Online Nations Cup chess tournament
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Viswanathan Anand to lead fifth-seeded India in six-team Online Nations Cup chess tournament

Organised by the International Chess Federation and Chess.com, the six-team event, touted to the richest online team tournament, features all the big names in the game except World champion Magnus Carlsen

Garry Kasparov to take part in six-team online Nations Cup chess tournament
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Garry Kasparov to take part in six-team online Nations Cup chess tournament

Some big chess names from recent decades will take part as Russia, United States, Europe, China, India and a Rest of the World team compete amid the coronavirus crisis with a prize fund of $180,000, FIDE said.

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand to lead India in Online Nations Cup
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Former world champion Viswanathan Anand to lead India in Online Nations Cup

The preliminary entry list includes three generations of the best players: from 50-year-old Anand (multiple-time world champion and still in the world's top-20) to the newest chess phenomenon, the 16-year-old Iranian GM Alireza Firouzja

Viswanathan Anand recalls in autobiography how Anatoly Karpov's dig at his 'character' in 1998 spurred him
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Viswanathan Anand recalls in autobiography how Anatoly Karpov's dig at his 'character' in 1998 spurred him

Viswanathan Anand recalls in autobiography 'Mind Master' how Anatoly Karpov's dig at his 'character' in 1998 spurred him.

Premier League: Power versus perfection as leaders Liverpool collide against defending champions Manchester City
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Premier League: Power versus perfection as leaders Liverpool collide against defending champions Manchester City

If Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City win, they will close down the five point gap to two, while if Liverpool win, they further consolidate their position at the top with eight points heading into a congested fixture list.

Shamkir Chess 2019: Magnus Carlsen's dominance over the past decade strengthens claim to 'greatest of all time' title
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Shamkir Chess 2019: Magnus Carlsen's dominance over the past decade strengthens claim to 'greatest of all time' title

Magnus Carlsen has now been world champion for five years since he defeated Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand in the latter’s own backyard of Chennai in November 2013.

AlphaZero's stunning victory over chess engine Stockfish raises hopes of Artificial Intelligence's positive impact on royal game
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AlphaZero's stunning victory over chess engine Stockfish raises hopes of Artificial Intelligence's positive impact on royal game

AlphaZero, a chess-playing AI designed by DeepMind, became a worldwide sensation when it defeated Stockfish, the world's strongest chess engine,

Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik announces retirement from professional competition
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Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik announces retirement from professional competition

Kramnik, 43, made waves in 2000 when he defeated defending champion Garry Kasparov at the World Championship. Currently ranked seventh by the World Chess Federation, he became the undisputed world champion in 2006

Tata Steel Chess 2019 poised for a spectacular start with likes of Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen in fray
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Tata Steel Chess 2019 poised for a spectacular start with likes of Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen in fray

Defending champion Magnus Carlsen will be eyeing his seventh title. Meanwhile, Anand will try to level scores with the reigning World Champion by clinching the sixth Tata Steel trophy of his career.

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen dominates Fabiano Caruana in tiebreakers to defend title for third time
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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen dominates Fabiano Caruana in tiebreakers to defend title for third time

After the record-breaking 12 draws in the classical games, the Magnus Carlsen dominated the tiebreaks by blanking Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in the four-game rapid mini-match.

World Chess Championship: Tiebreakers to determine the winner after Magnus Carlsen’s shocking draw offer
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World Chess Championship: Tiebreakers to determine the winner after Magnus Carlsen’s shocking draw offer

World Chess Championship: Tiebreakers to determine the winner after Magnus Carlsen’s shocking draw offer

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen has narrow escape in 80-move marathon in Game 6 as scores stay level
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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen has narrow escape in 80-move marathon in Game 6 as scores stay level

Game 6 of the world chess championship had promised to pose a tough challenge to Fabiano Caruana against Magnus Carlsen but he was up to the task and was on top of the game that came to a peaceful conclusion after about seven testing hours.

George Weah becomes Liberian president: From Bhaichung Bhutia to Imran Khan, athletes who entered politics
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George Weah becomes Liberian president: From Bhaichung Bhutia to Imran Khan, athletes who entered politics

Weah is not the first sportsperson to enter politics. Here are some other prominent sportspersons who have embarked on a political career.

World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand says it's an 'amazing feeling' to win title at 48
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World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand says it's an 'amazing feeling' to win title at 48

Viswanathan Anand, who had been drawing flak from critics for a string of sub-par performances in the recent past, hit back in style, by winning the World Rapid title in Riyadh.

Check-mating! FIDE World Championship 2018 logo stirs up controversy with bizarre design
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Check-mating! FIDE World Championship 2018 logo stirs up controversy with bizarre design

The strange logo, created by the Moscow-based studio Shuka Design, depicts two chequered bodies wrapped around each other in a position right out of Kamasutra! And wait for this... there is chess board placed strategically between them.

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