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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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Kolkata | ByPTI

It’s long journey ahead for young Nihal: Chess great Anand

Nihal Sarin did exceedingly well by forcing a draw with five-time World Champion Anand in the eighth round of the Tata Steel Chess Rapid tournament here.
Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand (left) greets Indian chess Grandmaster Nihal Sarin (right) before the eightieth round matches of rapid chess at Tata Steel Chess India 2018(LightRocket via Getty Images)
Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand (left) greets Indian chess Grandmaster Nihal Sarin (right) before the eightieth round matches of rapid chess at Tata Steel Chess India 2018(LightRocket via Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 01:24 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand takes on Wesley So in Tata Steel Chess India

Viswanathan Anand last played in the country at his hometown in 2013 when he lost the World Championship title to Magnus Carlsen of Norway.
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand plays against Markus Ragger of Austria.(PTI)
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand plays against Markus Ragger of Austria.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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Unlike chess not chasing results as a human rights activist: Kasparov

The straight-talking Garry Kasparov prefers to call himself a ‘human rights activist’ who is trying to bring a difference in the life of people.
File image of Garry Kasparov.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Garry Kasparov.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 08:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Viswanathan Anand finishes last in St. Louis Rapid and Blitz

Viswanathan Anand never got going after scoring a first round victory over Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the rapid section and this could be saving the blushes as Nakamura emerged as the clear winner of this leg.
Viswanathan Anand ended the last day scoring four points out of a possible nine.(AFP)
Viswanathan Anand ended the last day scoring four points out of a possible nine.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 09:11 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand slips to fifth after losing to Fabiano Caruana in Norway Chess

Viswanathan Anand, who was in the joint-lead, lost to Fabio Caruana and slipped to fifth in the Norway Chess tournament with one round to play.
Viswanathan Anand slipped to fifth in the Norway Chess Open with a loss to Fabiano Caruana.(AFP)
Viswanathan Anand slipped to fifth in the Norway Chess Open with a loss to Fabiano Caruana.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 08:37 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand crushes Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, in joint lead in Norway Chess

Viswanathan Anand came up with an inspired performance to outplay Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France and jump to joint lead on 3.5 points after the end of the seventh round of Altibox Norway Chess tournament.
Viswanathan Anand was in the joint lead at the Norway Altibox Chess tournament after beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.(AFP)
Viswanathan Anand was in the joint lead at the Norway Altibox Chess tournament after beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 08:05 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand aims to break winless streak in Altibox Chess tournament

Viswanathan Anand, who has drawn all his games in the Norway Altibox Chess tournament, faces a tough encounter against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France as he aims to secure to finish on top.
Viswanathan Anand has drawn all his matches in the Altobox Norway Chess tournament.(HT Photo)
Viswanathan Anand has drawn all his matches in the Altobox Norway Chess tournament.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 03:41 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand settles for another draw in Altibox Norway chess tournament

Viswanathan Anand settled for another draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan at the Altibox Norway chess in Stavanger on Monday.
Viswanathan Anand played out a draw in Altibox Norway chess tournament on Monday.(AFP)
Viswanathan Anand played out a draw in Altibox Norway chess tournament on Monday.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 06:50 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand holds Magnus Carlsen, stays in title contention at Altibox Norway Chess

Vishwanathan Anand kept his hopes of winning the Altibox Norway Chess tournament alive by holding world champion Magnus Carlsen to a draw on Sunday.
Vishwanathan Anand held Magnus Carlsen to a draw at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Vishwanathan Anand held Magnus Carlsen to a draw at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 11:51 PM IST
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Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura to an easy draw at Altibox Norway Chess

Viswanathan Anand played his second consecutive draw - this time against Hikaru Nakamura - at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament.
Viswanathan Anand held Hikaru Nakamura to a draw at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament.(AFP)
Viswanathan Anand held Hikaru Nakamura to a draw at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament.(AFP)
Updated on May 30, 2018 06:08 PM IST
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Big test awaits Viswanathan Anand at Norway super chess tournament

If recent records are anything to go by, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand is likely to stage a comeback of sorts.
Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand will take part in the Altibox Norway super tournament.(AFP)
Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand will take part in the Altibox Norway super tournament.(AFP)
Updated on May 27, 2018 05:48 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Stavanger (Norway) | ByPress Trust of India
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