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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand in hunt for top four finish with draw; Alexander Grischuk bags only win of third round
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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand in hunt for top four finish with draw; Alexander Grischuk bags only win of third round

As Anand was placed at the bottom of the tour points table, he seemed to be willing to take more risks to give his best shot at finishing in the top of his tournaments.

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand shows trademark clarity to begin campaign with draw against Hikaru Nakamura
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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand shows trademark clarity to begin campaign with draw against Hikaru Nakamura

Viswanathan Anand began his campaign in the Sinquefield Cup on a satisfactory note, as he held the Grand Chess Tour leader and the winner of Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, Hikaru Nakamura to a draw in a positional game

Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent disappointment
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Sinquefield Cup 2018: Magnus Carlsen starts as favourite, Viswanathan Anand looks to bounce back after recent disappointment

An encouraging factor for Anand is that he has performed much better in the classical tournaments he has participated in 2018 so far

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Chess: Viswanathan Anand ends tournament with a bottom finish; Hikaru Nakamura wins event
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Chess: Viswanathan Anand ends tournament with a bottom finish; Hikaru Nakamura wins event

In a crucial game in the 14th round against World Championship challenger Fabiano Caruana, Anand held his own for the length of the game, but blundered in a Queen and pawn ending to lose the game in the final minute of play, which subsequently weakened Anand’s resolve in the tournament

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 and Blitz Chess: Viswanathan Anand ends rapid section in ninth place; faces daunting task in Blitz round
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Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz Chess: Viswanathan Anand ends rapid section in ninth place; faces daunting task in Blitz round

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand had another below-par day with a couple of draws and a defeat, finishing ninth spot in the rapid section of St. Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament that concluded at St Louis.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand at bottom of standings after two defeats on Day 2
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand at bottom of standings after two defeats on Day 2

Vishwanathan Anand steadily built up a winning advantage only to blunder it away against Levon Aronian in the 5th round. Anand was tied at the bottom of the table with four points after six rounds

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.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand will look to find form with good performance in tournament
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand will look to find form with good performance in tournament

Viswanathan Anand will be looking for a comeback in the Grand Chess Tour series of events, as he is participating in the Saint Louis Blitz & Rapid followed by the Sinquefield Cup at Saint Louis, Missouri

Grand Chess Tour Paris: Hikaru Nakamura wins title on dramatic final day; Viswanathan Anand finishes sixth
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Grand Chess Tour Paris: Hikaru Nakamura wins title on dramatic final day; Viswanathan Anand finishes sixth

Anand’s performance in Paris was definitely not the best but in comparison to Leuven. The 'Madras Tiger' has done much better in terms of both overall score and tournament standing.

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.

Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand beats Sergey Karjakin in exciting last round; Fabiano Caruana takes title
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Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand beats Sergey Karjakin in exciting last round; Fabiano Caruana takes title

Some hair-raising drama was witnessed in the final round of the Altibox Norway Chess 2018, where as many as four players were leading the tournament, with Viswanathan Anand at second.

Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand suffers first loss to drop down leaderboard; Magnus Carlsen in joint lead
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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
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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.

Norway Chess 2018: Magnus Carlsen suffers his first loss to Wesley So; Viswanathan Anand draws yet again
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Norway Chess 2018: Magnus Carlsen suffers his first loss to Wesley So; Viswanathan Anand draws yet again

For Magnus Carlsen, this was not only his first loss of the tournament but also the year. Carlsen was slated to play Wesley So in round six and was pretty confident that he will be able to hold the game.

Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand holds Magnus Carlsen to draw without breaking a sweat
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Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand holds Magnus Carlsen to draw without breaking a sweat

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 exhibits assertiveness in 4th straight draw; Ding Liren withdraws due to injury
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Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand exhibits assertiveness in 4th straight draw; Ding Liren withdraws due to injury

The day saw players like India's Viswanathan Anand and tournament leader Magnus Carlsen held to a draw in their respective matches.

Norway Chess: Magnus Carlsen establishes dominance with second win, Viswanathan Anand held by Ding Liren in Round Three
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Norway Chess: Magnus Carlsen establishes dominance with second win, Viswanathan Anand held by Ding Liren in Round Three

Magnus Carlsen registered his second victory in the tournament while rest of the field struggled for their first win as Round Three came to an end.

Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand joint second, Magnus Carlsen extends lead as all Round 2 games end in draws
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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.