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Viswanathan Anand, Boris Gelfand to work with Indian players ahead of Chess Olympiad
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Viswanathan Anand, Boris Gelfand to work with Indian players ahead of Chess Olympiad

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) has brought the two legends together for the home team's first coaching camp ahead of the Chess Olympiad in July-August.

Chess Olympiad: India names two teams in Open and women's section, Viswanathan Anand to mentor squad
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Chess Olympiad: India names two teams in Open and women's section, Viswanathan Anand to mentor squad

India being the host are entitled to field two teams each -- in Open category as well as women's section for the first-time ever in Chess Olympiad history

A lifetime opportunity for youngsters, says Viswanathan Anand as 100-day countdown for Chess Olympiad gets underway
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A lifetime opportunity for youngsters, says Viswanathan Anand as 100-day countdown for Chess Olympiad gets underway

"It is a lifetime opportunity for youngsters to get a glimpse of their idols, watch them play and possibly interact with them," said India's first-ever Grandmaster Anand in a press release.

A proud moment, says Viswanathan Anand as Chennai chosen to host 44th Chess Olympiad
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A proud moment, says Viswanathan Anand as Chennai chosen to host 44th Chess Olympiad

The 44th Olympiad, which was supposed to take place in Moscow, was shifted out of Russia in the aftermath of its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine on February 24.

World champion Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian chess players ahead of Asian Games
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World champion Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian chess players ahead of Asian Games

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is eyeing a rich medal haul from its players at the Games, which are scheduled to be held from 10 to 25 September

Gashimov Memorial Chess: Viswanathan Anand defeats Shakriyar Mamedyarov for first win in tournament
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Gashimov Memorial Chess: Viswanathan Anand defeats Shakriyar Mamedyarov for first win in tournament

In the match against Mamedyarov, the Indian GM had drawn both the games before winning the Armegeddon in 31 moves.

Viswanathan Anand goes down to Azerbaijan's Rauf Mamedov in in Gashimov Memorial chess opener
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Viswanathan Anand goes down to Azerbaijan's Rauf Mamedov in in Gashimov Memorial chess opener

Former world champion Anand defeated Mamedov of Azerbaijan in the first game of the two-game Rapid mini-match but the local star turned the tables on the Indian in the second.

Sankalp Gupta becomes India's 71st Grandmaster, maestro Viswanathan Anand congratulates
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Sankalp Gupta becomes India's 71st Grandmaster, maestro Viswanathan Anand congratulates

To achieve the GM title, a player has to secure three GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.

Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian youngsters as Tata Steel Chess India returns to action
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Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian youngsters as Tata Steel Chess India returns to action

The Indian challenge will be spearheaded by Vidit Gujrathi, Adhiban Baskaran and Dronavalli Harika while world number 10 Levon Aronian will be the top draw of the meet.

Viswanathan Anand to do commentary during world chess championship match
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Viswanathan Anand to do commentary during world chess championship match

The FIDE World Chess Championships between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi will be a 14-game extravaganza in Dubai from 24 November

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: India climb to top spot with three wins on Day 2
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FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: India climb to top spot with three wins on Day 2

The team led by former world champion Viswanathan Anand edged Belarus 3.5-2.5 after outclassing Shenzhen China 5-1 and Azerbaijan 4-2.

Independence Day 2021: From 1983 Cricket World Cup to Neeraj Chopra's Olympic gold, India's greatest sporting achievements
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Independence Day 2021: From 1983 Cricket World Cup to Neeraj Chopra's Olympic gold, India's greatest sporting achievements

On this celebration of the country's independence, let's take a look back at independent India's 75 years of sporting history, and revisit some of India's finest moments.

Viswanathan Anand to lead strong Indian team in online Chess Olympiad
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Viswanathan Anand to lead strong Indian team in online Chess Olympiad

All the players will be based in Chennai from where all the matches will be played.

Viswanathan Anand wins Sparkassen Trophy after playing out draw in fourth 'No Castling' game against Vladimir Kramnik
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Viswanathan Anand wins Sparkassen Trophy after playing out draw in fourth 'No Castling' game against Vladimir Kramnik

Playing white in a Tarrasch variation, Anand, a former world champion, settled for a draw in 40 moves, to win the match 2.5-1.5.

Viswanathan Anand held to draw by Vladimir Kramnik in third game of Dortmund No-Castling event, all to play for in decider
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Viswanathan Anand held to draw by Vladimir Kramnik in third game of Dortmund No-Castling event, all to play for in decider

The duo will meet later on Sunday in the fourth and final game. Anand only needs a draw to triumph.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in second game of No-Castling event in Dortmund
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Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in second game of No-Castling event in Dortmund

The Indian maestro played out a 39-move draw in an English Four Knights variation game with black pieces.

Viswanathan Anand beats Vladimir Kramnik in first game of No-Castling event at Sparkassen Chess Meet
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Viswanathan Anand beats Vladimir Kramnik in first game of No-Castling event at Sparkassen Chess Meet

Castling, a special move to protect the king and activate the rook, is not allowed in the event.

Croatia Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand beats Garry Kasparov for second consecutive time
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Croatia Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand beats Garry Kasparov for second consecutive time

Playing black, Anand got the better of Kasparov in 25 moves in a Nimzo-Indian defence game.

Croatia Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand defeats Garry Kasparov in fourth round of Blitz event
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Croatia Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand defeats Garry Kasparov in fourth round of Blitz event

Playing with white pieces, the Chennai-based maestro took down Kasparov in 30 moves in a Sicillian Najdorf variation game in the fourth round of the Blitz event.

Croatia Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand goes down to Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri in ninth round
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Croatia Grand Chess Tour: Viswanathan Anand goes down to Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri in ninth round

Giri pulled off a win in 51 moves with white pieces in the ninth round, a result which left Anand on nine points.