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Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana to retain world chess title

Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana to retain world chess title

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship title after defeating America's Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in a tie-break contest.The challenge proved to be one of the most difficult ones for the reigning world champion as both the players played 12 draw matches leading them ...

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Legendary Anand wins Tata Steel blitz tournament in style

Legendary Anand wins Tata Steel blitz tournament in style

Kolkata: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand saved his best for the last to clinch the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz Tournament by getting past overnight leader Hikaru Nakamura in the playoff here on Wednesday. The 48-year-old five-time world champion, who was fourth after the first leg...

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Meet Chennai's R Praggnanandhaa, India's youngest Grandmaster

Meet Chennai's R Praggnanandhaa, India's youngest Grandmaster

Chennai: India's R Praggnanandhaa has become the country's youngest and the world's second youngest Grand Master. He is just 12 years, 10 months and 13 days old and has earned his third GM norm during the Gredine Open in Italy. The Chennai-based player was paired with Grand Master Prujjsers Rolan...

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Viswanathan Anand crashes out of Chess World Cup

Viswanathan Anand crashes out of Chess World Cup

Image Courtesy: FIDE World CupFive-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has crashed out of the Chess World Cup following a draw against Canadian Grandmaster Anton Kovalyov in the second round. Anand came into the contest having already lost the first match against the Canadian. After 31 moves, bot...

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Live: World Chess- Big day for Anand

Live: World Chess- Big day for Anand

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World Chess: Anand, Carlsen split points in Game 4

World Chess: Anand, Carlsen split points in Game 4

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Failure is always hard to accept

Failure is always hard to accept

The morning after the final game, I had a breakfast meeting with my team. It was a way of figuring out what lessons could be learnt. I could also thank them again – everyone has worked very hard. After breakfast, I checked out of the hotel and headed home. I’ll be back at the board ...

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I am sorry for my fans, says Vishy Anand

I am sorry for my fans, says Vishy Anand

At the end of the day, my play in the match was a big disappointment. As far as I am concerned, game five was when it all started to go wrong. The way I lost that game is the way I thought I could not afford to lose. More ColumnsA fine position in the opening, then a slip. The fifth game was a ...

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Reign has ended, not Anand

Reign has ended, not Anand

So Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand’s six-year reign as World Chess Champion has finally come to an end. Magnus Carlsen of Norway is the new champion and the news is all the more bitter because the changeover happened in Chennai or the den of the “Tiger of Madras” as Anand was once fa...

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Anand vs Carlsen: Game 8 ends in a draw

Anand vs Carlsen: Game 8 ends in a draw

Not wanting to take any chances with Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen's king pawn two square forward push, defending champion Vishwanathan Anand went for the solid Berlin defence and drew the eighth game of their World Championship title match here Tuesday.The game ended in 33 moves with each pla...

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