Shakhriyar Mamedyarov News
While Vidit Gujrathi lost to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and remains on six points, compatriot R Praggnanandhaa got a win by forfeit as Daniil Dubov has withdrawn from the tournament after contracting COVID-19
Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa grabs joint second position after Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's withdrawal from Gibraltar Chess Festival
Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa grabbed the joint second position with six points after his opponent and top-seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov withdrew from the eighth round due to illness in the Masters category of the 18th Gibraltar Chess festival.
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.
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
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.
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 tied sixth in standings after playing draw with Fabiano Caruana, remains unbeaten
The race to top four places of the Grand Chess Tour has become complicated as on date, with many theoretical possibilities depending on the outcome of the last round to be played on Monday.
Sinquefield Cup: Cautious approach the key in tournament so far, as only five games yield results out of 25
It is obvious that no one would play recklessly in the initial phase of the Sinquefield Cup and bow out of the leading pack, thus ruling themselves out of the race.
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
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
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.
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'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.
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
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.
Norway Chess 2018: Magnus Carlsen suffers his first loss to Wesley So; Viswanathan Anand draws yet again
For Magnus Carlsen, this was not only his first loss of the tournament but also the year. Carlsen was slated to play Wesley So in round six and was pretty confident that he will be able to hold the game.
Norway Chess 2018: Magnus Carlsen off to winning start; Vishwanthan Anand draws Levon Aronian in Round 1
The game between Anand and Aronian was, perhaps, the most tepid. This game also began with a king’s pawn opening that Aronian steered into the waters of the Berlin Defence
Viswanathan Anand finished joint second behind Wesley So in the blitz tournament organised ahead of the main event at Altibox Norway Chess.
Of the two, Magnus Carlsen is surely the on paper favourite but, as mentioned earlier, Fabiano Caruana is the strongest challenger to the Norwegian so far.