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Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri says India have big chess talent pool, need time to grow
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Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri says India have big chess talent pool, need time to grow

Anish, who won the Shenzhen Masters this year, said he's keen on putting a good show at the 2020 Candidates in Yekaterinburg, Russia from March 15 to April 5.

Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand draws seventh consecutive game; Magnus Carlsen beats Ding Liren
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Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand draws seventh consecutive game; Magnus Carlsen beats Ding Liren

For Viswanathan Anand, it was a real chance to win his first game against USA's Fabiano Caruana but the Indian ace could not make use of his better position with an extra pawn.

Sinquefield Cup: Fabiano Caruana books place in Grand Chess Tour finals after beating Wesley So in playoff
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Sinquefield Cup: Fabiano Caruana books place in Grand Chess Tour finals after beating Wesley So in playoff

With his win over Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana joins Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final event in London.

Sinquefield Cup: Vishwanathan Anand finishes undefeated; Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana emerge joint winners
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Sinquefield Cup: Vishwanathan Anand finishes undefeated; Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana emerge joint winners

Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Vachier-Lagrave have qualified to play the Grand Chess Tour final event at London in December.

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand tied sixth in standings after playing draw with Fabiano Caruana, remains unbeaten
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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand tied sixth in standings after playing draw with Fabiano Caruana, remains unbeaten

The race to top four places of the Grand Chess Tour has become complicated as on date, with many theoretical possibilities depending on the outcome of the last round to be played on Monday.

Sinquefield Cup: Cautious approach the key in tournament so far, as only five games yield results out of 25
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Sinquefield Cup: Cautious approach the key in tournament so far, as only five games yield results out of 25

It is obvious that no one would play recklessly in the initial phase of the Sinquefield Cup and bow out of the leading pack, thus ruling themselves out of the race.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Chess: Viswanathan Anand's poor form continues into blitz section, finishes at bottom of standings on Day 4
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Chess: Viswanathan Anand's poor form continues into blitz section, finishes at bottom of standings on Day 4

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand's poor form continued in the blitz section at the Saint Louis leg of the Grand Chess Tour, being held in the US.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand endures mixed day as Fabiano Caruana seizes sole lead on Day 1
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand endures mixed day as Fabiano Caruana seizes sole lead on Day 1

Viswanathan Anand had mixed luck and ended up with an equal score at the end of the first day of the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament being held in USA.

Grand Chess Tour Paris: Wesley So leads after ninth round, Viswanathan Anand retains shared fourth place
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Grand Chess Tour Paris: Wesley So leads after ninth round, Viswanathan Anand retains shared fourth place

Vishwanathan Anand, who had played almost all of his games in a slightly uninspired manner on the second day, tried hard to not only spice up his games but also carve out a few wins to improve his overall standing.

Grand Chess Tour Paris: Wesley So leads after day 2; Vishwanathan Anand tied for fourth
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Grand Chess Tour Paris: Wesley So leads after day 2; Vishwanathan Anand tied for fourth

Vishwanathan Anand, who had struggled dismally at the first leg of the tour, was at the top of the leaderboard after the dust of the battles of day one had settled down.

Leuven Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand off to disastrous start with two straight losses on Day 1
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Leuven Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand off to disastrous start with two straight losses on Day 1

Three rounds into the tournament, things look difficult for Anand given that he is four points behind the leader, So. But there are six more rounds of rapid chess to be played, not to mention the 18 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: 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 faces acid test against star-studded field at Saint Louis
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand faces acid test against star-studded field at Saint Louis

Sinquefield Cup features world champion Magnus Carlsen, his challenger Sergey Karjakin, the aggressive American Hikaru Nakamura, Indian ace Viswanathan Anand and other current top players.

Grand Chess Tour: Did Viswanathan Anand hint at retirement after tepid display in event's Leuven leg?
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Grand Chess Tour: Did Viswanathan Anand hint at retirement after tepid display in event's Leuven leg?

What is starkly visible is Viswanathan Anand's latest outing is that he isn’t consistent in his play, and isn’t able to finish his opponents off like he used to do in the past.

Viswanathan Anand confident of bouncing back after a mixed-bag in 2016
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Viswanathan Anand confident of bouncing back after a mixed-bag in 2016

Viswanathan Anand stressed on the importance of fitness in chess, saying that it was needed to ensure stamina in long games.

London Chess Classic: Is the Viswanathan Anand era coming to an end?
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London Chess Classic: Is the Viswanathan Anand era coming to an end?

Every time he is down in the dumps, Viswanathan Anand rises from the ashes like a phoenix and gives a fitting answer to all his detractors who want him to retire from the game.

Vishwanathan Anand finishes second in Norway Chess tournament
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Vishwanathan Anand finishes second in Norway Chess tournament

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a quick draw with Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to finish second in Norway chess tournament, part of the Grand Chess tour.