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Shamkir Chess 2019: How the Viswanathan Anand-Magnus Carlsen rivalry became lopsided in favour of the Norwegian
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Shamkir Chess 2019: How the Viswanathan Anand-Magnus Carlsen rivalry became lopsided in favour of the Norwegian

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the reigning world chess champion, and India’s Viswanathan Anand, his immediate predecessor, met over the board once again to script another chapter in their 14-year-old rivalry on Monday afternoon.

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen begins match with black against Anish Giri in UN-backed campaign targeting racial discrimination
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World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen begins match with black against Anish Giri in UN-backed campaign targeting racial discrimination

The campaign was launched via Magnus Carlsen's social media channels, which command some of the largest followings of any chess player currently active, to mixed reactions

It’s a bit like coming home: Viswanathan Anand opens up on completing 30 years since his maiden Wijk aan Zee victory
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It’s a bit like coming home: Viswanathan Anand opens up on completing 30 years since his maiden Wijk aan Zee victory

Back in 1989, Viswanathan Anand had bagged his first title prize in Wijk. Thirty years down the line he has played it eighteen more times and is still going strong

Tata Steel Chess: Magnus Carlsen bags seventh title after holding Anish Giri; Viswanathan Anand finishes joint third
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Tata Steel Chess: Magnus Carlsen bags seventh title after holding Anish Giri; Viswanathan Anand finishes joint third

The thirteenth and final round of the Masters’ segment of Tata Steel Chess saw Magnus Carlsen hold Anish Giri to a draw in a 30-move long game to clinch the title

Tata Steel Chess: Magnus Carlsen cements top spot after beating Viswanathan Anand; Vidit Gujrathi impresses with win
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Tata Steel Chess: Magnus Carlsen cements top spot after beating Viswanathan Anand; Vidit Gujrathi impresses with win

Carlsen, as he is known to do, kept probing in an attempt to trick his opponent. On his 70th turn, Anand made a critical error that threw away the game. He had to resign just six moves later.

Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand beats Shakhriayar Mamedyarov; shares lead with Magnus Carlsen
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Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand beats Shakhriayar Mamedyarov; shares lead with Magnus Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory over Shakhriayar Mamedyartov of Azerbaijan in the eighth round to share the lead with Norway's Magnus Carlsen in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament.

Tata Steel Chess 2019 poised for a spectacular start with likes of Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen in fray
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Tata Steel Chess 2019 poised for a spectacular start with likes of Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen in fray

Defending champion Magnus Carlsen will be eyeing his seventh title. Meanwhile, Anand will try to level scores with the reigning World Champion by clinching the sixth Tata Steel trophy of his career.

World Blitz Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Kateryna Lagno clinch blitz titles; Nihal Sarin impresses with 11th place finish
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World Blitz Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Kateryna Lagno clinch blitz titles; Nihal Sarin impresses with 11th place finish

After the dust of the battles had settled Magnus Carlsen and Kateryna Lagno had emerged as the world champions, remaining unbeaten through the course of the tournament.

World Blitz Championship: Vladislav Artemiev, Magnus Carlsen take lead; Viswanathan Anand experiences mixed Day 1
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World Blitz Championship: Vladislav Artemiev, Magnus Carlsen take lead; Viswanathan Anand experiences mixed Day 1

Viswanathan Anand, who was within a point’s distance from the leaders until the sixth round, began to slip lower down the leaderboard due to back to back draws in Rounds 6 and 7. In the eighth round, he suffered a shocking loss to Anton Korobov.

World Rapid Chess Championship: Russia's Daniil Dubov clinches maiden title; Ju Wenjun wins in the women’s group
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World Rapid Chess Championship: Russia's Daniil Dubov clinches maiden title; Ju Wenjun wins in the women’s group

Russian Grandmaster Daniil Dubov finished clear first, half a point ahead of his nearest rival, and was crowned as the World Rapid Champion of 2018.

World Rapid Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen suffers early upsets; Viswanathan Anand undefeated after day one
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World Rapid Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen suffers early upsets; Viswanathan Anand undefeated after day one

In the inaugural round, before Carlsen had faced any real 'usurpers' like Nakamura, Mamedyarov or the reigning champion Anand, he suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev.

Viswanathan Anand interview: Positions in Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana World Championship were so rich, but no one fell apart
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Viswanathan Anand interview: Positions in Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana World Championship were so rich, but no one fell apart

Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand talks about the riveting Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana World Championship match in a special interview

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen dominates Fabiano Caruana in tiebreakers to defend title for third time
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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen dominates Fabiano Caruana in tiebreakers to defend title for third time

After the record-breaking 12 draws in the classical games, the Magnus Carlsen dominated the tiebreaks by blanking Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in the four-game rapid mini-match.

World Chess Championships: Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana in tie-breakers to retain title
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World Chess Championships: Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana in tie-breakers to retain title

Norwegian chess superstar Magnus Carlsen on Wednesday cemented his reputation as the game's greatest player after demolishing US hopeful Fabiano Caruana in a winner-take-all world championship decider.

World Chess Championship: Tiebreakers to determine the winner after Magnus Carlsen’s shocking draw offer
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World Chess Championship: Tiebreakers to determine the winner after Magnus Carlsen’s shocking draw offer

World Chess Championship: Tiebreakers to determine the winner after Magnus Carlsen’s shocking draw offer

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana agree to a tepid draw in shortest game of the match in Game 11
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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana agree to a tepid draw in shortest game of the match in Game 11

With black, Fabiano Caruana neutralized the position comfortably against Magnus Carlsen to steer the game to a draw in just a little over 2 hours, leaving the match score tied at 5½-all. In terms of time, this was the shortest game of the match.

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen’s death-or-glory approach fails to break Fabiano Caruana as Game 10 ends in draw
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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen’s death-or-glory approach fails to break Fabiano Caruana as Game 10 ends in draw

On Thursday evening, world champion, Magnus Carlsen and his challenger, Fabiano Caruana agreed to their tenth straight draw at The College in Holborn, central London, leaving the match in a 5-5 deadlock.

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana set record for longest streak of draws after ninth successive stalemate
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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana set record for longest streak of draws after ninth successive stalemate

With just three more games remaining, the match seems to be inching towards a tiebreak. If this does happen to be the case, Magnus Carlsen will be a big favourite.

World Chess Championship: Fabiano Caruana’s atypical misstep helps Magnus Carlsen evade defeat in Game 8
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World Chess Championship: Fabiano Caruana’s atypical misstep helps Magnus Carlsen evade defeat in Game 8

After a 38-move-long battle, however, the world champion Magnus Carlsen had managed to come out of the woods unscathed as the game eventually petered out in a draw.

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen feels he played 'too softly' after drawing Game 7 against Fabiano Caruana
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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen feels he played 'too softly' after drawing Game 7 against Fabiano Caruana

Two games ago, Magnus Carlsen had said he was looking forward to his double whites at the halfway mark of the match. Turns out, Carlsen neither struck nor was he vulnerable as Game 7, the second of his double whites games, ended in a draw.