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Tata Steel Chess 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis, organisers hopeful of event returning next year
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Tata Steel Chess 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis, organisers hopeful of event returning next year

Magnus Carlsen won the tournament last year which was a part of the Grand Chess Tour and had featured 10 Grandmasters, including Viswanathan Anand.

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand remains winless after draw with China's Yu Yangyi in fourth round
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Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand remains winless after draw with China's Yu Yangyi in fourth round

Viswanathan Anand remained winless for the fourth round running, playing out a draw with China's Yu Yangyi in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament where world champion Magnus Carlsen broke the record for being undefeated in maximum number of games.

Tata Steel Chess: 'I'm becoming my own worst enemy,' says Viswanathan Anand after missing out on Tour Finals
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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
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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: Viswanathan Anand has mixed day as world champion Magnus Carlsen continues dominant run
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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
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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.

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.

Undeterred Vidit Gujrathi keeps nervousness at bay against top guns halfway into Tata Steel Masters
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Undeterred Vidit Gujrathi keeps nervousness at bay against top guns halfway into Tata Steel Masters

Regardless of the accomplishments of his opponents, Vidit Gujrathi remains undeterred and is looking forward to playing each game as it comes.

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.

Tata Steel Chess Round 13: Vidit Gujrathi clinches title in Challengers; Magnus Carlsen beats Anish Giri to win Masters
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Tata Steel Chess Round 13: Vidit Gujrathi clinches title in Challengers; Magnus Carlsen beats Anish Giri to win Masters

Vidit Gujrathi, with this win, has qualified for the Masters segment of Tata Steel Chess, while Magnus Carlsen recorded sixth title at Wijk Aan Zee after

Tata Steel Chess Round 12: Viswanathan Anand virtually out of contention after draw with Wesley So; Carlsen, Giri lead charts
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Tata Steel Chess Round 12: Viswanathan Anand virtually out of contention after draw with Wesley So; Carlsen, Giri lead charts

Viswanathan Anand drew his game with the white pieces against Wesley So in a very theoretical battle in the Open variation of the Ruy Lopez

Tata Steel Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand draws against Magnus Carlsen; Anish Giri leads after defeating Maxim Matlakov
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Tata Steel Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand draws against Magnus Carlsen; Anish Giri leads after defeating Maxim Matlakov

Outplaying the European Individual champion, Maxim Matlakov, in the final phase of the game, Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri managed to bring home the full point and take sole lead.

Tata Steel Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand holds World No 1 Magnus Carlsen, remains joint sixth
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Tata Steel Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand holds World No 1 Magnus Carlsen, remains joint sixth

Carlsen equalised without much ado when Anand parted with his bishop for a knight and the position was just level when the two decided to split the point in 32 moves.

Tata Steel Chess Round 6: Viswanathan Anand's draw against Anish Giri puts Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in sole lead
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Tata Steel Chess Round 6: Viswanathan Anand's draw against Anish Giri puts Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in sole lead

Six rounds down, Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov raced past Viswanathan Anand and Anish Giri to take sole lead in the tournament with his win against India’s Adhiban Baskaran.

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.

Tata Steel Chess Round 4: Adhiban Baskaran ekes out draw against Viswanathan Anand; Vidit Gujrathi beats Harika Dronavalli
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Tata Steel Chess Round 4: Adhiban Baskaran ekes out draw against Viswanathan Anand; Vidit Gujrathi beats Harika Dronavalli

In the Masters, Adhiban Baskaran managed to hold Viswanathan Anand to a draw while Vidit Gujrathi defeated Harika Dronavalli with the white pieces in the Challengers

Tata Steel Chess Round 2: Anish Giri takes sole lead; Viswanathan Anand in joint 2nd after draw
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Tata Steel Chess Round 2: Anish Giri takes sole lead; Viswanathan Anand in joint 2nd after draw

Anish Giri took the top spot with a perfect 2.0/2 score and hot on his heels are Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov who have scored 1.5/2 apiece

Tata Steel Chess Round 1: Viswanathan Anand off the mark with a win; other Indian participants held to draws
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Tata Steel Chess Round 1: Viswanathan Anand off the mark with a win; other Indian participants held to draws

After the first round, Anand has taken the lead by winning his game against the debutant, GM Maxim Matlakov. Carlsen, on the other hand, was held to a draw in his opening game by the world number two, Fabiano Caruana