Viswanathan Anand seems past his prime but still extremely good and should continue, says Vladimir Kramnik
Former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik feels Indian icon Viswanathan Anand seems "past his prime" but remains "extremely good" for a 50-year-old and should continue for some more years.
Indian grandmaster Koneru Humpy finishes 12th after losing last three rounds at women's World Rapid and Blitz Championships
A hat-trick of losses in the last three rounds ended Koneru Humpy's hopes of a second title at the women's World Rapid and Blitz Championships as the Indian grandmaster finished 12th overall in the two-day blitz competition.
Carlsen’s place as the top-ranked FPL player in the world has been taken by former Liverpool and Bristol Rovers defender Nick Tanner
Tata Steel Chess: 'I'm becoming my own worst enemy,' says Viswanathan Anand after missing out on Tour Finals
Anand missed the Grand Chess Tour Finals by just 1.5 points, getting eliminated after managing just one point in the last five games of the Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz tournament that concluded on Tuesday
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: Magnus Carlsen builds up nigh unassailable lead; Viswanathan Anand remains in joint fifth-place
Reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen continued his dominating run as he took his lead to an almost unassailable five points
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
Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand starts well, world champion Magnus Carlsen grabs lead after Day One
Viswanathan Anand drew with Ding Liren of China and Wesley So of the United States before going down to Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia on the first day of Tata Steel Chess tournament on Friday.
India vs Bangladesh: Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen on Sourav Ganguly's wishlist to ring Eden Bell during historic day/night Test
Reigning and former world chess champions Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand in all likelihood would ring the customary Eden bell on one of the days during the historic day/night India-Bangladesh Test from 22-26 November.
The GCT Finals will be held during the London Chess Classic in London and Anand wants to brighten his prospects with yet another perfect finish in the Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz tournament to be held here from 22 to 26 November.
Magnus Carlsen's indifferent form and tactical blunders lead to him losing World No 1 spot in rapid and blitz format
Magnus Carlsen is perceived one of the best grafters in the history of chess. Someone who has mastered the art of playing long games for bare minimum of advantages when seemingly none exist, often in dry looking endgames.
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.
Beyond burgeoning titles, Norway's world champion Magnus Carlsen stirs up chess revolution in homeland
It’s fair to say that Magnus Carlsen’s achievements have vitalised chess players in the Scandinavian countries in general and Norway in particular. It’s now up to the exciting talents in these countries to continue the good work that Carlsen has done so far and make their countries powerhouses in the chess landscape for years to come.
Viswanathan Anand loses to world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in Altibox Norway chess tournament
Viswanathan Anand put up a good show in the classical game but lost to world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the Armageddon game to score half a point out of a possible two in the first game of Altibox Norway chess tournament.
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.
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Magnus Carlsen interview: Fearless young players will make India the strongest chess country in the world
The Grenke Chess Classic came to a close on Monday evening with Magnus Carlsen dominating the field once again. Carlsen scored 7½ points out of his nine games and remained a point and a half ahead of his nearest rival
Grenke Chess Classic 2019: Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana clash after World Championship among encounters in offing
While Carlsen is, indeed, a favourite to win the tournament, the field is fierce. So will Caruana successfully defend his title, will Anand score his first big win of the year, or will it be another ‘Magnus Opus’? Only time will tell.
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.
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The Congress, as expected, has picked up the most relevant economic talk points to frame its 2019 poll manifesto — unemployment, agriculture crisis and poverty alleviation. Of all the promises, Rahul Gandhi's much-hyped Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) stands out.