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File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)

Viswanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy to help support coronavirus relief in India

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 08:42 AM IST
Chess maestro Viswanathan Anand along with Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika, Nihal Sarin, and Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, will be offering simultaneous exhibitions on Chess.com to support COVID-19 relief in India on Thursday.
Vishwanathan Anand(HT PHOTO)
Vishwanathan Anand(HT PHOTO)

I owe so much to him: Viswanathan Anand remembers his late father

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Five-time world chess champion said he owes so much to his father as he always supported and accompanied him in many tournaments.
Viswanathan Anand's (in photo) father passed away(Getty Images)
Viswanathan Anand's (in photo) father passed away(Getty Images)

Viswanathan Anand's father dies

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 11:52 AM IST
A former General Manager of the Southern Railway, Viswanathan is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Jennifer Shahade is a two-time American Women’s Chess Champion
Jennifer Shahade is a two-time American Women’s Chess Champion

I am a huge fan of Viswanathan Anand: Jennifer Shahade

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:03 PM IST
The mindsports trainer and ambassador for PokerStars India, Shahde says that Queen’s Gambit was a beautifully rendered show
Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melvill(REUTERS)
Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melvill(REUTERS)

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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:58 AM IST
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Viswanathan Anand of India(Getty Images)
Viswanathan Anand of India(Getty Images)

Viswanathan Anand chess academy to nurture India’s next big champion

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Five-time world champion and India’s first chess grandmaster will guide top talent in the project to find the “Next Anand”.
Vidit Gujrathi, who became a Grandmaster in 2013, beat the five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand in 2019.(Image Courtesy: Vidit Gujrathi’s Facebook)
Vidit Gujrathi, who became a Grandmaster in 2013, beat the five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand in 2019.(Image Courtesy: Vidit Gujrathi’s Facebook)

Winning against Anand was special: Vidit Gujrathi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Vidit Gujrathi had the honour to captain the likes of Viswanathan Anand and the women’s Grandmaster Koneru Humpy during India’s gold winning campaign in the online Chess Olympiad
File image of Vladimir Kramnik.(Getty Images)
File image of Vladimir Kramnik.(Getty Images)

Our scores were absolutely identical when he retired: Anand on Kramnik

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Russia’ Kramnik, the first unified world champion, had an intense rivalry with Anand for many years. He lost to Anand in the 2008 World Championships.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)

Hope this sparks a chess revolution like 1983 did for cricket: Viswanathan Anand

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Viswanathan Anand said that he hopes India’s joint Online Chess Olympiad win with Russia would spark another revolution in the sport.
Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)

‘It’s been a while’: Anand wants Olympiad win to bring long due national honours for chess players

PTI | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 03:19 PM IST
Anand, a recipient of both the Arjuna and the Khel Ratna, said award recognition is due for the sport’s practitioners in India.
File image of Koneru Humpy(Twitter|FIDE_Chess)
File image of Koneru Humpy(Twitter|FIDE_Chess)

Humpy wins Armageddon as India storm into final of Chess Olympiad

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:35 PM IST
After the two teams won one round each in regular play, world rapid champion Humpy was pitted against Socko for the Armageddon (a tie-break), and the Indian beat her rival in style with black pieces to clinch a spot in the final for her side.
File photo of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
File photo of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)

Anand-led Indian team eyes medal in Chess Olympiad starting on Friday

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 08:29 PM IST
The online Olympiad has a different structure as each team will have six players, including at least two women. A male and a female player will have to be 20 years of age or less.
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.

Viswanathan Anand loses to Ivanchuk, ends disastrous Legends campaign after 8 defeats

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 10:46 AM IST
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.
Viswanathan Anand of India
Viswanathan Anand of India

Anand suffers seventh loss in Legends of Chess tourney

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Going into the match against the Chinese after ending his six-match losing streak, Anand surrendered the first game in just 22 moves
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(File)

Viswanathan Anand finally gets a win in Legends of Chess tourney

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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)

Viswanathan Anand suffers fifth straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 10:24 AM IST
Anand, who is making his maiden appearance on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, had earlier lost to Peter Svidler, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri.
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.

Viswanathan Anand crashes to fourth straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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.
file image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
file image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)

Viswanathan Anand crashes to third straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

Viswanathan Anand | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 10:25 AM IST
The former world champion, who had lost in the first two rounds to Peter Svidler and Magnus Carlsen respectively, could not turn things around.
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)

Viswanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen in Legends of Chess tourney

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 10:44 AM IST
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(Getty Images)
Viswanathan Anand of India(Getty Images)

Anand goes down to Svidler in opening round of Legends of Chess tourney

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Anand missed some good chances and then blundered to lose the fourth game with black pieces. The match ended 2.5-1.5 Svidler’s favour.
Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Happy that so many people have discovered chess during pandemic: Anand

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 10:24 AM IST
The former world champion said “most Indian parents are right” that chess will help their children do better in school.
File image of Emil Sutovsky(Twitter Image)
File image of Emil Sutovsky(Twitter Image)
File image of chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Anand, held up in Germany for three months, finally returns to India

MUMBAI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:41 PM IST
Anand took a special Air India flight from Frankfurt on Friday night, reaching Bengaluru on Saturday afternoon. He will complete seven days of mandatory institutional quarantine there, and if he tests negative, will travel to Chennai where he will undergo 14 days of home quarantine.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Stuck in Germany for over 3 months, Viswanathan Anand to finally return home

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 10:37 AM IST
The five-time world champion will undergo 14 days quarantine as per rules laid down by the Karnataka government. “He will complete quarantine procedures and come to Chennai as per protocol,” Aruna Anand said.
Samay Raina(Photo: Instagram/maisamayhoon)
Samay Raina(Photo: Instagram/maisamayhoon)

Charity begins with chess?

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Samay Raina decided to bring together professional chess players to play with other stand-up comedians virtually, and the money raised from this tournament has been used to help the marginalised.
Chess board and pieces in a chess game.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Chess board and pieces in a chess game.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chess plays on while other sports struggle to cope with COVID-19 pandemic

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 02:55 PM IST
After the recent Online Nations Cup, FIDE (world chess federation) president Arkady Dvorkovich said the chess world was moving online which would help the sport reach its full potential.
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
File image of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)

Online chess exhibition featuring Anand raises Rs 4.5 lakh for PM CARES Fund

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2020 06:28 PM IST
India no.1 Anand, no.2 Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban and the country’s top two women players -- Koneru Humpy and D Harika -- took part in the event organised by chess.com on Sunday.
Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

COVID-19: Anand, Humpy to play online exhibition event to raise funds

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Apart from Anand, India No.2 Vidit S Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, Baskaran Adhiban (all Grandmasters) and the country’s top two women players-Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika will compete on 20-board event.
File photo of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)
File photo of Viswanathan Anand.(Getty Images)

In times of coronavirus: Chess wizard Anand talks about life in lockdown in Germany

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 03:35 PM IST
With all sporting events suspended, and most training centres and national camps shut, what are athletes doing with their forced leisure time? Everyday a top athlete will write about her or his experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Viswanathan Anand, India’s five-time world chess champion, who has been in Germany since last month.
Viswanathan Anand of India plays in the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2014.(Getty Images)
Viswanathan Anand of India plays in the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2014.(Getty Images)

Commentary to keep Viswanathan Anand busy after COVID-19 restrictions delay return to India from Germany

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2020 11:19 AM IST
The 50-year-old wizard was to return to Chennai on Monday after competing in the Bundesliga Chess League but had to stay back near Frankfurt given the travel restrictions, his wife Aruna said.
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