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Online Nations Cup: Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna combine to lead India to first victory
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Online Nations Cup: Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna combine to lead India to first victory

Anand beat Teimour Radjabov in 37 moves. The Indian had posted his maiden win in the tournament on Thursday by thrashing Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in just 17 moves

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

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand eliminated after running out of steam; Magnus Carlsen wins title by big margin
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Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand eliminated after running out of steam; Magnus Carlsen wins title by big margin

Magnus Carlsen finished the tournament with a whopping 27 points and broke his own record in the Grand Chess tour, bettering his 26.5 points scored at Abidjan, Ivory Coast earlier this year.

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand has mixed day as world champion Magnus Carlsen continues dominant run
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Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand has mixed day as world champion Magnus Carlsen continues dominant run

It was a supershow against Aronian wherein Anand employed the Italian game as white and improved his position inch by inch to get an edge and then got in to a better endgame wherein Aronian was no match

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.

Norway Chess 2019: With the tournament set to begin, world champion Magnus Carlsen battles home-turf conundrum
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Norway Chess 2019: With the tournament set to begin, world champion Magnus Carlsen battles home-turf conundrum

How can playing at home or away be a factor when it comes to a mental sport like chess? Chess is a sport where fans cannot really take part by showing their emotions.

Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: India's chances of podium finish in doubt as men's and women's teams fail to win in round nine
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Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: India's chances of podium finish in doubt as men's and women's teams fail to win in round nine

In the penultimate round, India will play the Netherlands in the men's event while the women will be pitted against 37th seed Peru.

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 remains unbeaten after playing draw with Levon Aronian in fifth round
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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand remains unbeaten after playing draw with Levon Aronian in fifth round

Vishwanathan Anand has played steadily in the tournament so far, drawing all his games and remaining unbeaten. All the other games ended in a draw too, making the leaderboard unchanged, with five players on lead with 3 points each.

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

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.

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 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 ends Rapid leg at bottom of table, Wesley So tops chart
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Leuven Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand ends Rapid leg at bottom of table, Wesley So tops chart

For the only Indian in the fray, Viswanathan Anand, the Leuven rapids not only began disastrously but also finished with a whimper. On the final day, Anand lost his first two games and wrapped things up with an insipid draw in the ninth round against Wesley So.

Leuven Grand Chess Tour: India's Viswanathan Anand continues to struggle on Day 2; Wesley So keeps lead
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Leuven Grand Chess Tour: India's Viswanathan Anand continues to struggle on Day 2; Wesley So keeps lead

Anand played solidly in round four against Karjakin to hold on to a draw and then won the fifth round against Caruana. But a slip in the sixth against Vachier-Lagrave put Anand back at the bottom of the leaderboard.

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.

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, 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.