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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand loses to Vasyl Ivanchuk, finishes campaign with eighth defeat
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand loses to Vasyl Ivanchuk, finishes campaign with eighth defeat

Viswanathan Anand finished ninth in the standings with 7 match points and a solitary win (over Boris Gelfand) on his debut in the Magnus Carlsen Tour.

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand goes down to Peter Svidler in opening round; Magnus Carlsen beats Anish Giri
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand goes down to Peter Svidler in opening round; Magnus Carlsen beats Anish Giri

Viswanathan Anand, making his maiden appearance on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, drew the first three games of the best-of-four contest before losing the final game on Tuesday.

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

Tata Steel Chess Round 10: Viswanathan Anand overcomes Gawain Jones challenge to win 3rd game of tournament
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Tata Steel Chess Round 10: Viswanathan Anand overcomes Gawain Jones challenge to win 3rd game of tournament

Anand won his third game of the tournament beating the English GM Gawain Jones. Anish Giri in joint lead with Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Tata Steel Chess Round 5: 'Embarrassed' Viswanathan Anand draws with Wei Yi; Vidit Gujrathi slips to joint 2nd
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Tata Steel Chess Round 5: 'Embarrassed' Viswanathan Anand draws with Wei Yi; Vidit Gujrathi slips to joint 2nd

For Viswanathan Anand, it was a tough day at the office. His 18-year-old opponent Wei Yi from China caught him in a deeply prepared line of the Petroff Defence.

World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand beats Vladimir Fedoseev on nail-biting final day to clinch title
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World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand beats Vladimir Fedoseev on nail-biting final day to clinch title

With this win, Viswanathan Anand has won the world rapid title for the twelfth time in his career and for the feat has received heaps of praise from all around the world.

World Rapid and Blitz: Undefeated Viswanathan Anand shares 2nd spot on Day 2; Harika Dronavalli in joint 3rd place
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World Rapid and Blitz: Undefeated Viswanathan Anand shares 2nd spot on Day 2; Harika Dronavalli in joint 3rd place

Anand, the former five-time world champion has not only remained undefeated in his first ten games, but also won a game against his arch-rival GM Magnus Carlsen in round 9.

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.

Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand pays the price for inaccurate play as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins title
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand pays the price for inaccurate play as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins title

Anand’s draw and Aronian’s defeat paved the way for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to conduct a confident strategic middlegame with White pieces against Ian Nepomniachtchi

Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand remains joint leader after draw with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand remains joint leader after draw with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Though holding an initiative for most of the game, Viswanathan Anand could not make headway against co-leader Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s defence

Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand becomes joint leader after impressive win over Ian Nepomniachtchi
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand becomes joint leader after impressive win over Ian Nepomniachtchi

Anand now leads the tournament with Vachier-Lagrave and Aronian with two more rounds to go, and he is scheduled to play Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So in the remaining games

Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand steals show with brilliant win against Fabiano Caruana
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand steals show with brilliant win against Fabiano Caruana

Anand showed nerves of steel and deep calculation in outplaying his opponent Fabiano Caruana of United States

Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand draws against Levon Aronian; Magnus Carlsen suffers shock loss
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand draws against Levon Aronian; Magnus Carlsen suffers shock loss

Armenian Levon Aronian produced inspired play against Viswanathan Anand but the Indian maintained his composure as the game ended in a draw

Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand earns tough draw against World Champion Magnus Carlsen
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Sinquefield Cup 2017: Viswanathan Anand earns tough draw against World Champion Magnus Carlsen

Anand missed a better defence on the 38th move and blundered a pawn on the 40th move, landing himself into difficulties. However, pulling himself together and putting up his most stoic foot forward, he defended stubbornly to steer the game into a rook ending where he was down a pawn but the game being theoretically drawn.

Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand draws with Peter Svidler in second round
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Sinquefield Cup: Viswanathan Anand draws with Peter Svidler in second round

Playing black for the first time in the tournament, Anand was up against an English opening that got transposed to the Queen pawn game against Svidler.

Geneva Grand Prix: P Harikrishna knocked off top perch after modest show against Alexander Grischuk
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Geneva Grand Prix: P Harikrishna knocked off top perch after modest show against Alexander Grischuk

Contrary to the nature of the opening, the Harikrishna versus Grischuk game fizzled out into a draw pretty quickly. Instead of going for the kill with his pawns, Hari chose to play it safe.

Geneva Grand Prix, Round 4: P Harikrishna stays second after 20-move draw against Teimur Radjabov
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Geneva Grand Prix, Round 4: P Harikrishna stays second after 20-move draw against Teimur Radjabov

Shortly after the first hour of play in their Round 4 clash of the Geneva Grand Prix, P Harikrishna and Teimur Radjabov shook hands, having played only 20 moves.