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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 crashes to seventh defeat; Magnus Carlsen overcomes Ian Nepomniachtchi's challenge
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes to seventh defeat; Magnus Carlsen overcomes Ian Nepomniachtchi's challenge

Viswanathan Anand lies last in the Legends of Chess table with six points with Ding Liren and Peter Leko.

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand finally breaks losing streak with victory over Boris Gelfand in seventh round
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand finally breaks losing streak with victory over Boris Gelfand in seventh round

Anand then settled for a 46-move draw in the third game against his 2012 world championship challenger.

Legends of Chess: Ian Nepomniachtchi inflicts another defeat on former world champion Viswanathan Anand
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Legends of Chess: Ian Nepomniachtchi inflicts another defeat on former world champion Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand, who is making his debut on the Magnus Carlsen Tour, lies ninth in the table with three points.

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand suffers fifth straight defeat; Magnus Carlsen beats Vasyl Ivanchuk to stay on top
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand suffers fifth straight defeat; Magnus Carlsen beats Vasyl Ivanchuk to stay on top

Anand got off to a good start and won the first game of the best-of-four contest. The next two games were drawn before Leko levelled by winning the fourth.

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes to fourth straight defeat; Magnus Carlsen beats Boris Gelfand
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand crashes to fourth straight defeat; Magnus Carlsen beats Boris Gelfand

Viswanathan Anand and Anish Giri played out four draws before the Dutch player pulled off a win in the Armageddon game (a tie-break)

Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand tastes defeat against Magnus Carlsen; Anish Giri beats Vladimir Kramnik
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Legends of Chess: Viswanathan Anand tastes defeat against Magnus Carlsen; Anish Giri beats Vladimir Kramnik

In best-of-four contest former World Champion Viswanathan Anand lost 1.5-2.5 to reigning World No 1 Magnus Carlsen

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.

Viswanathan Anand happy to see so many people discovering chess during pandemic
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Viswanathan Anand happy to see so many people discovering chess during pandemic

The former world champion said "most Indian parents are right" that chess will help their children do better in school.

Despite thriving during COVID-19 pandemic, chess will not remain online for long, says FIDE official Emil Sutovsky
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Despite thriving during COVID-19 pandemic, chess will not remain online for long, says FIDE official Emil Sutovsky

Sutovsky also said India was a key partner in the growth of chess and added that there was a need to popularise the sport at the school level

Firstpost Masterclass: Practice, reflect and be mindful, Vidit Gujrathi delves into the making of chess Grandmaster
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Firstpost Masterclass: Practice, reflect and be mindful, Vidit Gujrathi delves into the making of chess Grandmaster

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Vidit Gurathi dives deep into the mental and the physical aspects of chess, his training, playing style, and what it takes to be a Super Grandmaster.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand reunites with family in Chennai after spending over three months in Germany
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand reunites with family in Chennai after spending over three months in Germany

Chess maestro Viswanathan Anand finally reunited with his family in Chennai after being stuck in Germany for over three months as the former world chess champion reached his home on Saturday after completing a seven-day institutional quarantine in Bengaluru.

Viswanathan Anand back in India after 3 months in Germany; to be in 7-day institutional quarantine before going home
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Viswanathan Anand back in India after 3 months in Germany; to be in 7-day institutional quarantine before going home

Anand was in Germany to play in the Bundesliga chess league in February and was to return to India in March, but was forced to stay put after the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted sporting schedules across the globe apart from restricting movement.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand to finally return home after being stuck in Germany for over three months
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand to finally return home after being stuck in Germany for over three months

Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand will be finally reaching India late on Saturday after being stuck in Germany for over three months due to the travel restrictions imposed in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Introduction of computers has changed the way chess is played, says five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand
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Introduction of computers has changed the way chess is played, says five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand

Five-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand feels the advent of computers has changed the way players have approached chess over the years, with the two opponents sitting in front of the board remaining the only constant in the game.

Online Nations Cup: China crowned champions after final match against USA ends in draw; India finish a disappointing fifth
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Online Nations Cup: China crowned champions after final match against USA ends in draw; India finish a disappointing fifth

Top-seed and favourite China were crowned champions at the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup on Sunday by virtue of superior points tally despite their final match against the USA ending in 2-2 draw.

Online Nations Cup: India finish fith after suffering consecutive defeats at hands of China, Russia
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Online Nations Cup: India finish fith after suffering consecutive defeats at hands of China, Russia

In the final round encounter against Russia, India's Vidit Gujrathi was beaten by Vladislav Artemiev, while B Adhiban was tamed by Dmitry Andreikin.

Online Nations Cup: Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna combine to lead India to first victory
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Online Nations Cup: Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna combine to lead India to first victory

Anand beat Teimour Radjabov in 37 moves. The Indian had posted his maiden win in the tournament on Thursday by thrashing Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in just 17 moves

Online Nations Cup: Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand registers first win but Russia hold India to a 2-2 draw
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Online Nations Cup: Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand registers first win but Russia hold India to a 2-2 draw

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand registered his first win but India were held to a 2-2 draw by Russia in the ongoing Online Nations Cup on Thursday.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand's wife ready to wait for husband's return, says 'people with greater needs' should travel first
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Viswanathan Anand's wife ready to wait for husband's return, says 'people with greater needs' should travel first

Anand was in Germany to play in the Bundesliga chess and before he could return, the travel restrictions came calling in wake of the pandemic