NDTVSports | Friday November 22, 2013
Viswanathan Anand needs three wins in-a-row to keep the world championship crown he has held since 2007. Magnus Carlsen needs a draw to become new king
Press Trust of India | Monday November 18, 2013
With just five games to go in the 12-game match, Magnus Carlsen retains his two point lead over Viswanathan Anand with the scoreline now reading 4.5-2.5 in favour of the Norwegian.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 13, 2013
In a well-fought match, a draw was a fair result. Anand and Carlsen are level on two points each.
NDTVSports | Sunday November 10, 2013
Anand and Carlsen are now level at one point each. The first game between the par also ended in a draw on Saturday.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 9, 2013
The quick draw lasted just 16 moves with Carlsen spending more time on the clock than his opponent.
Press Trust of India | Friday October 25, 2013
Given the statistics, Anand holds the advantage. The two have played 29 games so far in the Classical format with Anand winning six and Carlsen clinching three while the remaining 20 ending in draws.
Press Trust of India | Friday August 23, 2013
FIDE Vice-President D V Sundar explained that the organisers have made arrangements for 350 spectators to witness the match. He said that a glass partition would be erected to separate the players and the spectators in order to ensure that the specta...
Press Trust of India | Sunday January 27, 2013
Magnus Carlsen was at his best in demolishing Nakamura who played the Sicilian Kalashnikov as black. Nakamura was saddled with two knights on the edge of the board while Carlsen stuck to basics to develop a dangerous attack against the centralised...
Press Trust of India | Saturday January 26, 2013
The day featured four decisive games in all and reaping rewards was Sergey Karjakin of Russia who defeated Ivan Sokolov of Holland. Another Dutch Loek Van Wely went down to Peter Leko while local star Anish Giri demolished the defenses of Fabiano ...
Press Trust of India | Thursday January 24, 2013
With Anand, Aronian and Nakamura on 6.5 points, Hungarian Peter Leko joined Karjakin in fifth spot a full point behind while P Harikrishna slipped to joint seventh on five points, after suffering a shock defeat at the hands of Yifan Hou of China.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 23, 2013
The other Indian in the fray, P Harikrishna enjoyed a good position as black against Sergey Karjakin.
Press Trust of India | Sunday January 20, 2013
Harikrishna played out a draw with Sokolov from a Nimzo Indian defence where the latter played white. Sokolov secured advantage but could not go beyond that as Harikrishna's position remained solid.
Press Trust of India | Saturday January 19, 2013
Harikrishna went for an irregular opening as white and surprised Anand early. However, the world champion, who is on four points, got in to the groove pretty fast and after trading of the queens, stood better for major part of the game.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 16, 2013
After a little lull in the first three rounds the day produced as many as five decisive games. Italian Fabiano Caruana defeated Ivan Sokolov of Holland, Dutchman Loek van Wely won against compatriot Erwin LâAmi while the all-Chinese duel betw...
Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 12, 2012
On a day when tournament leader Magnus Carlsen of Norway had a bye, Russian Vladimir Kramnik capitalised on his opportunities and crushed Gawain Jones of England. In other games, English Michael Adams of England could not use his extra pawn to ful...
Press Trust of India | Thursday December 6, 2012
World Champion Viswanathan Anand will be keen to notch up his first victory in the London Chess Classic when he takes on lowest-rated Gawain Jones of England in the fifth round at the Olympia.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 5, 2012
World Champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for an elusive victory continued as he was held by the former challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia for a draw in the fourth round of London Chess Classic on Wednesday.
Press Trust of India | Monday December 3, 2012
Viswanathan Anand, with an extra game in hand like Adams, is now on joint fifth spot in the rankings along with Polgar, Jones and McShane, while Aronian finds himself at the bottom of the table as he is yet to open his account.
Press Trust of India | Sunday September 30, 2012
World Champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for the elusive victory continued as he played out fifth draw on the trot, signing peace with Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the fifth round of 5th Final Masters, here.