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No motivation issues, says Magnus Carlsen ahead of title defence 

Challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi says he can’t wait for the contest to begin 
File image of Magnus Carlsen(REUTERS)
File image of Magnus Carlsen(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 25, 2021 11:23 PM IST
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With Carlsen, I can run out of superlatives: Anand

It is his hunger for chess that sets the Norwegian apart, says the five-time world champion
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 12:06 AM IST
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Indian Grandmaster Harikrishna holds Carlsen

Harikrishna and Carlsen drew all their four games on the opening day of the tournament as matches ended late on Saturday.
File image of P Harikrishna.(FIDE Image)
File image of P Harikrishna.(FIDE Image)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 06:56 PM IST
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Harikrishna stays in fifth place; Wesley So goes on top

Competing in the last three rounds of the Rapid event, Harikrishna started well with a win over American player Jeffery Xiong in 66 moves. After a draw against another US player Hikaru Nakamura, the India number was outlasted by So in 69 moves on Thursday.
File image of P. Harikrishna at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016.(John Saunders)
File image of P. Harikrishna at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016.(John Saunders)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 10:42 AM IST
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Viswanathan Anand loses to Ivanchuk, ends disastrous Legends campaign after 8 defeats

It was Anand’s eighth loss in the USD 150,000 tournament. The 50-year-old ended in ninth position behind GM Peter Leko who finished last.
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India at the FIDE World Chess Championship in Moscow, Russia.
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India at the FIDE World Chess Championship in Moscow, Russia.
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 10:46 AM IST
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Viswanathan Anand finally gets a win in Legends of Chess tourney

Anand then settled for a 46-move draw in the third game against his 2012 world championship challenger. “It’s not been as disastrous the last three days as the first three, but it’s nice to get a win,” Anand, making his debut on the Magnus Carlsen Tour.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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Viswanathan Anand crashes to fourth straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

The former world champion Indian and Giri played out four draws before the Dutch player pulled off a win in the Armageddon game (a tie-break) late on Friday.
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India at the FIDE World Chess Championship in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 31, 2012.
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India at the FIDE World Chess Championship in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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Viswanathan Anand crashes to third straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

The former world champion, who had lost in the first two rounds to Peter Svidler and Magnus Carlsen respectively, could not turn things around.
file image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
file image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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Viswanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen in Legends of Chess tourney

The former world champion had kept the Norwegian ace in check in three games of the best-of-four contest before slipping 1.5-2.5 by in the final game late on Wednesday.
Viswanathan Anand of India plays in the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2014 at Dubai Chess and Culture Club.(Getty Images)
Viswanathan Anand of India plays in the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2014 at Dubai Chess and Culture Club.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 10:44 AM IST
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Anand draws with Dubov; Carlsen back in reckoning

Anand could not do much with his white pieces against Dubov on Wednesday although optically his position appeared to be preferable after the opening.
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File image of Viswanathan Anand(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak

The reigning world champion surpassed the 110 classical games undefeated set by Sergei Tiviakov in 2005 after drawing against Jorden van Foreest in the fourth round of the Wijk aan Zee tournament.
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File image of Magnus Carlsen(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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Tata Steel Masters: Viswanathan Anand loses to Wesley So

Anand played out a draw in the first round and did well with the black pieces only to stutter on the 22nd turn when another piece sacrifice would have sealed a draw.
File image of India grandmaster Viswanathan Anand(Getty Images)
File image of India grandmaster Viswanathan Anand(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 05:11 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand plays draw with Vladislav Artemiev at Tata Steel Masters

Going for the ultra-sharp Advance Anand made his intentions clear but Artemiev was quite up to the task in the opening as he gave little away.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 07:19 PM IST
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Anand seems past his prime but still extremely good and should continue: Kramnik

Veteran Boris Gelfand, a former world championship finalist, who will join Kramnik in training the young Indian players, said as long as Anand enjoys playing the game, he should continue.
File photo of Chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik.(Getty Images)
File photo of Chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik.(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 08, 2020 12:38 PM IST
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Carlsen wins world blitz title, Humpy 12th

In the Open section, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who too won the World Rapid Championship on Saturday, defeated close rival Hikaru Nakamura in a two-game playoff to complete a hat-trick of titles in the annual World Blitz Championship.
Magnus Carlsen of Norway plays against Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine.(REUTERS)
Magnus Carlsen of Norway plays against Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Humpy goes from prodigy to world champion, two decades on

The second highest-ranked player in women’s chess for over a decade, Humpy struggled a bit initially when she returned to the circuit in 2018 but has found her groove this year, making a brilliant start in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix.
A file photo of Koneru Humpy.(Getty Images for DAGOC)
A file photo of Koneru Humpy.(Getty Images for DAGOC)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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Chess champion Magnus Carlsen changes Twitter bio after reaching Fantasy Premier League top rank

The Norwegian, who has dominated professional chess over the past decade, taking over from legendary Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, is currently leading the Premier League’s official fantasy table by a point. Carlsen’s team, Kjell Ankedal, has a total of 1159 points and leads a field of over 7 millions users.
Chess champion Magnus Carlsen and his team stading in the Premier League Fantasy table.(BCCI Image)
Chess champion Magnus Carlsen and his team stading in the Premier League Fantasy table.(BCCI Image)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 03:20 PM IST
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‘Stood there and looked stupid’: Magnus Carlsen shares experience of ringing bell at Eden Gardens

Magnus Carlsen was one of the guests invited to the match and he, along with Viswanathan Anand, rang the ceremonial bell at Eden Gardens to mark the beginning of the first session on Day 2.
Viswanathan Anand flanked by reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (L).(PTI)
Viswanathan Anand flanked by reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (L).(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 05:12 PM IST
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They’re coughing in the galleries at the Grand Chess Tour

A game of chess is not as silent as it pretends. Wherever there is order, there is chaos. Someone in the audience falls asleep and starts to snore softly, soon to be shaken awake by the prowling enforcers.
Five-time Chess World Champion Viswanathan Anand plays against Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen(PTI)
Five-time Chess World Champion Viswanathan Anand plays against Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 10:38 AM IST
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Tata Steel Chess: Magnus Carlsen to start against Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand meets Ding in first round

If the Indian ace is in top six of the overall standings of this 10-player rapid and blitz event, there is almost a certainty that Anand will make it to London.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 11:48 PM IST
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Grand Chess Tour: Anand stays on course for finale

Anand, seventh in the GCT standings before the Bucharest event—sixth of the seven events leading up to the finale—with 24 points from three events, got eight points with Armenia’s Aronian and Russia’s Karjakin taking 11 each.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
Published on Nov 11, 2019 09:18 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian in Croatian leg of Grand chess tour

Anand was at the top of his game against Carlsen in the second round wherein the reigning world champion left no stones unturned to inflict second defeat in a row to Anand.
A file photo of Vishwanathan Anand.(AFP)
A file photo of Vishwanathan Anand.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 01:02 PM IST
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Anand to lead strong Indian team for Grand Swiss Tournament

The tournament is expected to be the strongest Swiss-system tournament in the history of chess, FIDE, the world chess body, said in a statement.
File image of Viswanathan Anand(AP)
File image of Viswanathan Anand(AP)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 12:25 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand loses to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, falls to last spot in Norway Chess

Anand, who lost to world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the Armageddon game in the first round, was out of sorts in the classical game against Mamedyarov wherein he held a decent position for a long time.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(AFP)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 02:23 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand loses to Carlsen in Armageddon

It turned out to be a difficult day at office as Anand survived an inferior middle game and then a subsequent endgame against Carlsen for a long time.
File image of Viswanathan Anand(AFP)
File image of Viswanathan Anand(AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 12:24 PM IST
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Anand, Carlsen to face off in rapid and blitz chess championships in Kolkata

Both Anand and Carlsen have included Tata Steel India in their schedule as one of the three rapid and blitz events, the organisers announced on Wednesday.
File picture of Anand, Carlsen(Getty Images)
File picture of Anand, Carlsen(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 11:25 PM IST
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Tata Steel Masters: Vishwanathan Anand draws with Ding Liren; joint third now

Anand found some fine defensive moves to steer the game to a draw and while the Indian ace can no longer win the tournament, chances of a podium finish remain with just one round to come in the first super tournament of the year.
Vishwanathan Anand drew with Ding Liren of China.(FIle Photo)
Vishwanathan Anand drew with Ding Liren of China.(FIle Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 07:09 PM IST
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Vishwanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen in Tata Steel chess

Viswanathan Anand’s quest for a sixth title in the Tata Steel chess tournament suffered a serious setback as he lost to reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen.
Vishwanathan Anand lost to Magnus Carlsen in the Tata Steel chess tournament.(File Photo)
Vishwanathan Anand lost to Magnus Carlsen in the Tata Steel chess tournament.(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 08:49 PM IST
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World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen beats Fabiano Caruana to clinch title

The 27-year-old won three successive rapid-chess tiebreakers in a display of intuition and guile that overwhelmed the 26-year-old American in London.
World chess champion Norway's Magnus Carlsen poses with the FIDE world chess championship trophy after beating challenger, US player Fabiano Caruana (not pictured) in the tie-break matches of the 2018 World Chess Championship in London.(AFP)
World chess champion Norway's Magnus Carlsen poses with the FIDE world chess championship trophy after beating challenger, US player Fabiano Caruana (not pictured) in the tie-break matches of the 2018 World Chess Championship in London.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 10:55 AM IST
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Viswanathan Anand seals India Blitz title in style

Placed fourth after the first leg on Tuesday, the 48-year-old had a dream run on the final day to secure six wins and three draws in the nine rounds to draw level with the world No 3 American Nakamura to force a play-off.
Grand Master Viswanathan Anand (L) at TATA Steel Chess India 2018 Tournament at ICCR auditorium in Kolkata, India.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Grand Master Viswanathan Anand (L) at TATA Steel Chess India 2018 Tournament at ICCR auditorium in Kolkata, India.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 11:18 PM IST
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