Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladislav Kovalev; Fabiano Caruana wins title with a round to spare
Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Vladislav Kovalev of Belarus to share the sixth spot after the 12th and penultimate round of the Tata Steel Masters.
Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand beats Alireza Firouzja, jumps to joint sixth after end of round 11
With his second victory, Anand clawed his way back to a fifty percent score and will now hope to end the tournament on a high. At just 16 years, Firouzja is less than one third of Anand's age, and the Indian ace showed that the Iranian still has a lot to learn.
Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand ekes out draw against Russia's Daniil Dubov; Magnus Carlsen back in reckoning with win
Anand could not do much with his white pieces against Dubov on Wednesday although optically his position appeared to be preferable after the opening.
As has been the case throughout the event, Anand has been trying to play very complicated positions and the sixth round was no different.
Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes through Jeffery Xiong's defence to register first victory in tournament
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday crashed through the defences of Jeffery Xiong of United States to secure his first victory in the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament.
Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Anish Giri, shares 11th spot after just one point from three games
Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand played out his second draw in three games, signing peace with Anish Giri of Holland in the third round of the Tata Steel Masters, on Tuesday.
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered an early jolt, losing to Wesley So in the second round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament.
Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Russia's Vladislav Artemiev in first round
Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Russian Grandmaster Vladislav Artemiev in the first round of Tata Steel Masters on Sunday
Tata Steel Masters: Fifth seed Vishwanathan Anand takes on elite field; Magnus Carlsen eyes world record in Dutch hamlet
Anand, a five-time winner, had last won this event in 2006 and remains one of the favourite visitors of this Dutch hamlet near Amsterdam
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.
After Adhiban Baskaran's phenomenal comeback, Firstpost caught up with the man of the moment to talk about his ever positive mindset and his two contrasting performances.
Tata Steel Chess Round 8: Anish Giri stuns Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to go joint top; Viswanathan Anand plays out draw
Anish Giri succeeded in bringing down Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who had been on a roll winning his last three games and joined Mamedyarov as the tournament leader.
Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand crushes Fabiano Caruana’s opening novelty to join Anish Giri in the lead
In one of the top games of the round, Viswanathan Anand got the edge over world number three, Fabiano Caruana and joined Anish Giri as the joint tournament leader
Anand went for complications right from the beginning when he allowed Matlakov to break through on the queen side in a closed Ruy Lopez.
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.