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Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand finishes joint second in blitz ahead of main event
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Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand finishes joint second in blitz ahead of main event

Viswanathan Anand finished joint second behind Wesley So in the blitz tournament organised ahead of the main event at Altibox Norway Chess.

Tal Memorial Chess: Viswanathan Anand clinches rapid title after easy final round draw against Boris Gelfand
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Tal Memorial Chess: Viswanathan Anand clinches rapid title after easy final round draw against Boris Gelfand

Anand finished with six points out of a possible nine, scoring four wins and four draws with his solitary loss coming against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Tal Memorial Chess Day 2: Viswanathan Anand beats Hikaru Nakamura in final round to become joint leader
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Tal Memorial Chess Day 2: Viswanathan Anand beats Hikaru Nakamura in final round to become joint leader

Scoring one win and two draws out of his three games, reigning World Rapid Champion, GM Viswanathan Anand joined Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the tournament lead

Tal Memorial Chess Day 1: Viswanathan Anand placed joint second after last round loss to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
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Tal Memorial Chess Day 1: Viswanathan Anand placed joint second after last round loss to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

In the light of Anand winning the World Rapid Championship a couple of months ago, he is clearly one of the favourites to win the rapid leg at Tal Memorial

World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand ends opening day tied 2nd as event is dogged by location controversy
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World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand ends opening day tied 2nd as event is dogged by location controversy

Five rounds into the tournament, Anand seems to be in a great form and might turn out to be a strong contender for the title prize. He is only half point behind the current leaders.

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: Viswanathan Anand draws with Sergey Karjakin to flounder at the bottom; Magnus Carlsen escapes loss
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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand draws with Sergey Karjakin to flounder at the bottom; Magnus Carlsen escapes loss

After Anand's loss in the previous round, this was a good opportunity for him to make a comeback in the tournament. He had had a day of rest and had white pieces against another tail-ender at the event.

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.

Mallorca Grand Prix: Dmitry Jakovenko clinches title; P Harikrishna's decent run ends with draw
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Mallorca Grand Prix: Dmitry Jakovenko clinches title; P Harikrishna's decent run ends with draw

In a field as strong as this, where Harikrishna was the ninth seed, his performance was quite a decent one. He remained unbeaten against a field that included some of the best in the world.

Mallorca Grand Prix: P Harikrishna clings on to 2nd spot; Teimur Radjabov's Candidates qualification seems suspect
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Mallorca Grand Prix: P Harikrishna clings on to 2nd spot; Teimur Radjabov's Candidates qualification seems suspect

Pentala Harikrishna had white pieces against Francisco Vallejo Pons, played the English Opening and attacked his opponent's king enterprisingly. Right from the word 'go', Harikrishna's play was audacious.

Mallorca Grand Prix: After three back to back draws, P Harikrishna needs to improve his game
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Mallorca Grand Prix: After three back to back draws, P Harikrishna needs to improve his game

There are indeed six more rounds to go, but if Harikrishna continues to play in such lackadaisical manner, he will definitely find it difficult to reach the top of the charts.

Isle of Man Open: Viswanathan Anand's superior tactics stand out in victory over Hou Yifan
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Isle of Man Open: Viswanathan Anand's superior tactics stand out in victory over Hou Yifan

Viswanathan Anand wasn't the only Indian who made his countrymen proud with his performance in Douglas as Swapnil Dhopade and Vidit Gujrathi were also impressive in the tournament.

Isle of Man Open: Viswanathan Anand finishes joint-second after win over Hou Yifan in final round
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Isle of Man Open: Viswanathan Anand finishes joint-second after win over Hou Yifan in final round

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand capped his impressive run with another victory over Chinese grandmaster Hou Yifan in the ninth and final round to sign off joint-second at the Isle Of Man Chess Championship in Douglas on Monday.

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: Vidit Gujrathi outwits Benjamin Bok, joins Magnus Carlsen in seven-way tie for top spot
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Isle of Man Open: Vidit Gujrathi outwits Benjamin Bok, joins Magnus Carlsen in seven-way tie for top spot

The fourth round on Tuesday was Vidit Gujrathi's chance of scoring a hat-trick of wins, and he did not disappoint as he notched up a win over Benjamin Bok.

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.