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Tag: Viswanathan Anand

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

India won a bronze medal at the Tromso Chess Olympiad in 2014. While in the two virtual Olympiads, India won gold jointly with Russia in 2020 and the women's team won bronze in 2021.

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Legendary Anand To Mentor Indian Chess Players Ahead Of Asian Games

The women's team probable comprises Koneru Humpy, D Harika, Vaishali R, Tania Sachdev, Bhakti Kulkarni, Vantika Agrawal, Mary Ann Gomes, Soumya Swaminathan and Eesha Karavade.

Viswanathan Anand To Lead 2nd Indian Chess Olympiad Team
Viswanathan Anand To Lead 2nd Indian Chess Olympiad Team

The Indian team comprises Anand, Gujrathi, P. Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin, R. Pragganandhaa, Koneru Humpy, D. Harika, Tania Sachdev, Bhakti Kulkarni, R. Vaishali and B. Savitha Shri, with Abhijit Kunte as the non-playing vice-captain.

Nikhil Kamath Apologies For Cheating Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand In Fundraising Match
Nikhil Kamath Apologies For Cheating Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand In Fundraising Match

The Indian chess field was shocked when five-time world champion Anand was defeated by Kamath, who made near perfect moves.

Viswanathan Anand's Biopic
Indian Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's Biopic: Filmmaker Aanand L. Rai To Direct Flick

Mumbai: A biopic has been announced on Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, which would be directed by filmmaker Aanand L. Rai. Informing about the same, trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh on Sunday tweeted,”BIOPIC ON VISWANATHAN ANAND… A biopic on #Indian chess grandmaster #ViswanathanAnand has been planned… The yet untitled biopic – will be […]

Online Chess Olympiad Gold May Make Govt Look At Players Positively: Viswanathan Anand
Online Chess Olympiad Gold May Make Govt Look At Players Positively: Viswanathan Anand

Chennai: Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand on Monday said India winning the gold in the FIDE Online Olympiad will have a positive impact on the way the central government looks at the game and the players. He also categorically said the Indian team was ready even for a replay of the second match against […]

India In Online Chess Olympiad Final For First Time

New Delhi: India ensured a nerve-racking win over Poland to secure its first ever ticket to final event of Chess Olympiad. World Women Rapid Champion Koneru Humpy won a decisive Armageddon game with black against Monika Socko taking the Indian team to the final of (FIDE) International Chess Federation Online Chess Olympiad. Humpy held her […]

Anand crashes to fourth straight defeat in Legends of Chess tourney

Chennai: Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his fourth straight defeat in the USD 150,000 Legends of Chess online tournament, going down 2-3 to Anish Giri of the Netherlands. 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 […]

Online Chess: Viswanathan Anand Rested As India Lose To China

Chennai: India continued their shoddy show losing 1.5.-2.5 to title contenders and top seed China in the ninth round of FIDE-Chess.com Online Nations Cup on Saturday. With former world champion Viswanathan Anand resting, the Indian team managed to hold their own against the favourites before Yu Yangyi subdued B Adhiban with black pieces to secure […]

Anand, Humpy To Lead Indian Challenge In Chess Olympiad

Chennai: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead the Indian team in the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held in Moscow in August with the legendary Vladimir Kramnik set to train the men’s squad. World number two Koneru Humpy will be the spearhead among Indian women in the biennial event that is likely to see […]

Don't Even Want To Imagine Kobe And Gianna's Last Moments: Anand

Kolkata: Basketball great Kobe Bryant’s shocking death shook Viswanathan Anand like everyone else, but the fact that he breathed his last along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, is what made the tragedy unimaginable to the chess legend. Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas […]

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand Beats Xiong For His First Victory

Eindhoven (The Netherlands): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday crashed through the defences of Jeffery Xiong of United States to score his first victory in the Tata Steel Masters Chess tournament that moved to the iconic Eindhoven Soccer Stadium for a day. The change of venue as part of the ‘chess-on-tour’ turned out to […]

Viswanathan Anand Loses To Wesley So In Masters Chess Meet

Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand was beaten by the USA’s Wesley So in the second round of the Tata Steel Masters chess meet here on Monday. Anand played out a draw in the first round and did well with the black pieces only to stutter on the 22nd turn when […]

D/N Test: Carlsen, Anand Ring Eden Bell Ahead Of Day 2

Kolkata: World champion Magnus Carlsen and five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand rung the Eden bell ahead of the second day of India’s first pink ball Test against Bangladesh being played at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Anand and Norweigan Carlsen are in the city to take part in the 2019 Tata Steel Chess tournament which […]

Virat Kohli lost control while making 'leave India' comment: Anand

Kolkata: Virat Kohli ‘lost control’ of himself while making the ‘leave India’ comment, feels legendary five-time former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand. “I think he lost control. He got a bit emotional and he just said the first thing that came to his mind,” Anand told IANS on the sidelines of Tata Steel Chess India […]

Anand suffers shock defeat against Kramnik

Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands): Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand’s quest for a record sixth title suffered a setback as he slumped to a shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the seventh round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament, here. Having done quite well so far, Anand went for unwarranted complications against Kramnik […]

Anand third in World Blitz Chess

Chennai: Two days after he won the World Rapid Chess Championship, Indian chess Grand Master (GM) and five time World Champion Viswanathan Anand on Saturday established again that he is a force to reckon with third position at the King Salman FIDE World Blitz Championship at Riyadh. World Champion (GM) Magnus Carlsen won the tournament […]

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Anand losses in World C'ship but good year for Indian chess

In what turned out to be a bitter-sweet year for Indian chess, five-time winner Viswanathan Anand lost his bid to regain his title in the Sochi World Championship but Indian men's team clinched a historic bronze at 41st Olympiad

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Anand to meet Kramnik after the first rest day

On a high after two big wins, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will take on former challenger and in-form Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the fourth round of the Candidates chess tournament here

I will stay positive despite a 'horrible' year: Anand

Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand today described this year which saw him surrender the world crown to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen as a "horrible" one but said he would stay positive without getting bogged down thinking about the debacle