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Magnus Carlsen's indifferent form and tactical blunders lead to him losing World No 1 spot in rapid and blitz format
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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.

Shamkir Chess 2019: Magnus Carlsen's dominance over the past decade strengthens claim to 'greatest of all time' title
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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.

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: 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 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.

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.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand at bottom of standings after two defeats on Day 2
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand at bottom of standings after two defeats on Day 2

Vishwanathan Anand steadily built up a winning advantage only to blunder it away against Levon Aronian in the 5th round. Anand was tied at the bottom of the table with four points after six rounds

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand endures mixed day as Fabiano Caruana seizes sole lead on Day 1
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand endures mixed day as Fabiano Caruana seizes sole lead on Day 1

Viswanathan Anand had mixed luck and ended up with an equal score at the end of the first day of the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament being held in USA.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand will look to find form with good performance in tournament
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Viswanathan Anand will look to find form with good performance in tournament

Viswanathan Anand will be looking for a comeback in the Grand Chess Tour series of events, as he is participating in the Saint Louis Blitz & Rapid followed by the Sinquefield Cup at Saint Louis, Missouri

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.

Meet child prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, India's youngest grandmaster and the new poster boy for chess in the country
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Meet child prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, India's youngest grandmaster and the new poster boy for chess in the country

In his short career of playing chess, Praggnanandhaa has seen both the heights of stardom and the bottoms of loneliness. Through all these fluctuations he has come out strong.

India's chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa becomes world's second youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12
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India's chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa becomes world's second youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12

India's R Praggnanandhaa has become the country's youngest and the world's second youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days after reaching the final round of the ongoing Grendine Open in Italy.

Grand Chess Tour Paris: Wesley So leads after ninth round, Viswanathan Anand retains shared fourth place
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Grand Chess Tour Paris: Wesley So leads after ninth round, Viswanathan Anand retains shared fourth place

Vishwanathan Anand, who had played almost all of his games in a slightly uninspired manner on the second day, tried hard to not only spice up his games but also carve out a few wins to improve his overall standing.

Leuven Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand's improved show helps him finish fifth; Wesley So wins tournament
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Leuven Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand's improved show helps him finish fifth; Wesley So wins tournament

Despite his best efforts over the last three days, Anand wasn’t able to improve his standing any further than climbing two spots up the table.

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.

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 suffers first loss to drop down leaderboard; Magnus Carlsen in joint lead
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Norway Chess 2018: Viswanathan Anand suffers first loss to drop down leaderboard; Magnus Carlsen in joint lead

Anand, with his loss on Thursday is half a point behind the leaders at 3.5/5. He has a chance of catching up with the leaders if he wins his final round and both the top games are drawn.

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.