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Mission Paani Waterthon: Viswanathan Anand says swift action necessary to tackle India's water crisis
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Mission Paani Waterthon: Viswanathan Anand says swift action necessary to tackle India's water crisis

Citing the example of Chennai, where he resides, which saw floods and droughts in consecutive years, Anand said it is time for the country to respond to the crisis

Airthings Masters Chess Championship: Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna holds Magnus Carlsen in fourth round
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Airthings Masters Chess Championship: Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna holds Magnus Carlsen in fourth round

The game between P Harikrishna and Magnus Carlsen ended in 24 moves after the players repeated the moves.

The Friday List: From NCPA's tribute to Mahatma Gandhi to a discussion on Rajasthani miniature painting, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From NCPA's tribute to Mahatma Gandhi to a discussion on Rajasthani miniature painting, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Strange LAN: How the internet gave (and almost took away) India its Chess Olympiad gold
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Strange LAN: How the internet gave (and almost took away) India its Chess Olympiad gold

The internet that made it possible for Chess to carry on in these unprecedented times, injected a new life in the sport during the lockdown and even ushered in a trusted fan base almost proved to be the Indian team’s undoing on Sunday.

Viswanathan Anand: 'Internet issue at Chess Olympiad final was not India's fault, we were ready to re-play games'
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Viswanathan Anand: 'Internet issue at Chess Olympiad final was not India's fault, we were ready to re-play games'

Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, India captain Vidit Gujarati said that internet issue was not India's fault. The team had taken all precautions and were ready to honour any decision that FIDE deemed right.

'It's been long time': Viswanathan Anand hopes Chess Olympiad success leads to national awards for the sport
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'It's been long time': Viswanathan Anand hopes Chess Olympiad success leads to national awards for the sport

Viswanathan Anand also said that Chess Olympiad success highlighted the depth of Indian chess

Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners after internet outage, Cloudflare crash mars final
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Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners after internet outage, Cloudflare crash mars final

Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, India's top-ranked player, sat out for the first round as captain Vidit Gujarati occupied Board One.

Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Koneru Humpy wins thrilling Armageddon, secures India's berth in final
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Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Koneru Humpy wins thrilling Armageddon, secures India's berth in final

India fashioned a resounding turnaround to beat Poland in the semi-finals of Online Chess Olympiad and will face either USA or Russia in the summit clash on Sunday

Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Juniors R Praggnanandhaa, Divya Deshmukh lead India's charge against China as team marches into quarter-finals
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Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Juniors R Praggnanandhaa, Divya Deshmukh lead India's charge against China as team marches into quarter-finals

India's young guns GM R Praggnanandhaa and WIM Divya Deshmukh secured vital victories to propel the team to the top of Pool A toppling China.

Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Vidit Gujrathi, Koneru Humpy lose due to power failure as India draw with Mongolia
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Online Chess Olympiad 2020: Vidit Gujrathi, Koneru Humpy lose due to power failure as India draw with Mongolia

Vidit and Humpy's defeats came about as there was a power failure in their area, leading to their internet connection getting disrupted.

Online Chess Olympiad 2020: All eyes on Viswanathan Anand as India aim for podium finish
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Online Chess Olympiad 2020: All eyes on Viswanathan Anand as India aim for podium finish

Besides Anand, the other members of the Indian team include P Harikrishna, Vidit S Gujrathi (captain), Koneru Humpy, D Harika and young talents R Praggnanandhaa and Nihal Sarin.

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.