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Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov’s most memorable games

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In this video from the New Yorker, chess granmaster Garry Kasparov talks through his four most memorable chess games: two against Anatoly Karpov, one against Viswanathan Anand, and the final game in his rematch against Deep Blue, in which he gets wrong-footed by a move that the computer didn’t know how to make. Show More Summary

The Chess Drum’s Highlights of 2017!

2 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

The year 2017 was an interesting year showing that chess is becoming more universal with the steady rise of China and India. Viswanathan Anand is still a force as he won the World Rapid and took 3rd in the World Blitz, a sign that he is still a force to be reckoned with in the […]

Daniil Dubov — a young Tigran?

In round two of the 2017 World Cup, two more big names went down to defeat: former World Champion Viswanathan Anand (the #10 seed) and the most recent World Champion challenger, Sergei Karjakin (who was seeded #12 here). Things are getting real! Anand was completely outplayed by Canadian grandmaster Anton Kovalyov, who won the first […]

Anand to visit Kenya during 4.2 subzonal

10 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Viswanathan Anand remains one of the few world champions in history and perhaps the only sitting champion, to visit the continent of Africa. “Vishy” Anand visited South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania in the past and he will return to Africa when he visits Kenya next week for a gala dinner during the Zone 4.2 championship. He […]

Draws And Politics At The World Chess Championship

The last time the World Chess Championship was held in New York City, titleholder Garry Kasparov met challenger Viswanathan Anand on the 107th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center. They played their first game on Sept. 11, 1995. That tower is now gone, a new one stands nearby, and the grandest […]

2016 World Chess Candidates (Moscow, Russia)

The World Chess Candidates eight-player tournament has includes six of the world’s top ten players. Former World Champions Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov will face a coterie of young talent for a right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the chess crown. There have been a number of predictions posted on various sites which favor Fabiano […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #9)

Round #9: Saturday, 13 December 2015 Anish Giri 1-0 Hikaru Nakamura Veselin Topalov ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Levon Aronian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Michael Adams Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Viswanathan Anand Carlsen essayed 1.Nf3, but the game ended up in a Sicilian. Grischuk missed his chances in the end when zeitnot came back to haunt […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #7)

Round #7: Friday, 11 December 2015 Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Anish Giri Viswanathan Anand 0-1 M Vachier-Lagrave Michael Adams ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Levon Aronian 1-0 Veselin Topalov Magnus Carlsen 1-0 Hikaru Nakamura The world’s top ten is packed with only 20 Elo points between the 2-10 positions. Magnus Carlsen was still on top despite losing a […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #6)

Round #6: Wednesday, 10 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ Levon Aronian Veselin Topalov ½-½ Michael Adams Alexander Grischuk 1-0 Viswanathan Anand M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Fabiano Caruana A very interesting scenario. Well done!Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Not the game of the round, but a classic shot.Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Games of […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #5)

Round #5: Tuesday, 8 December 2015 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Anish Giri Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Viswanathan Anand 1-0 Veselin Topalov Michael Adams ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura Levon Aronian ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Anand played a nice game today against Veselin Topalov. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Games of Round #5 Standings after Round #5 1st-3rd: Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #4)

Round #4: Tuesday, 7 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Levon Aronian Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Michael Adams Hikaru Nakamura 1-0 Viswanathan Anand Veselin Topalov ½-½ Fabiano Caruana Alexander Grischuk ½-½ M Vachier-Lagrave Girl plays 1.Nc3 for ceremonial move. Would Carlsen keep that move? Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. It is disrespectful to call Anand anyone’s ‘client’ but […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #3)

Round #3: Sunday, 6 December 2015 Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Anish Giri Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 Veselin Topalov Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura Viswanathan Anand ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Michael Adams ½-½ Levon Aronian Former World Champion missed his chances against a Berlin. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. There are certain opening trends in top level chess. Over the […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #2)

Round #2: Saturday, 5 December 2015 Anish Giri ½-½ Michael Adams Levon Aronian ½-½ Viswanathan Anand Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Fabiano Caruana Hikaru Nakamura ½-½ M Vachier-Lagrave Veselin Topalov ½-½ Alexander Grischuk Damp squib today in anticipated matchup. Photo by Ray Morris-Hill. Today’s games were easy to report on because there was not much action. Nakamura-MVL […]

2015 London Chess Classic (Round #1)

Round #1: Friday, 4 December 2015 Veselin Topalov 0-1 Anish Giri Alexander Grischuk ½-½ Hikaru Nakamura M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½ Magnus Carlsen Fabiano Caruana ½-½ Levon Aronian Viswanathan Anand ½-½ Michael Adams 2015 London Classic participants:...Show More Summary

Topalov wins Norway 2015!

The first event of the Grand Chess Tour has finished with the old guard still showing that they are a viable force. Veselin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand drew their last round encounter giving them both 1st and 2nd place in the first leg of the new elite event. Topalov had a fortuitous start with a […]

Anand - Topalov Countdown

The World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov begins in exactly a month, on April 23, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Prematch predictions have tended to favor Topalov, if only because he is playing on his home turf -- as Vladimir Kramnik points out in a recent interview.

Anand inaugurates institute

Viswanathan Anand inaugurates instituteANDHRA PRADESHRAJAHMUNDRY, April 7, 2015Updated: April 7, 2015 05:45 IST Renowned chess player Viswanathan Anand on Monday inaugurated the new building of Sri Prakash Educational Society at Diwan Cheruvu here.Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Show More Summary

Planet Anand!

Now, a planet named after Viswanathan AnandFriday, 3 April 2015 - 10:22pm IST Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna Web Team Viswanathan Anand has a minor planet named after him. Yes. you heard that right. A minor planet discovered in 1988 has...Show More Summary

Anand: I'll Think About World Chess Championship Next Year

I'll Think About World Chess Championship Next Year, Says Viswanathan AnandViswanathan Anand had a disappointing campaign in Baden, Germany in the Grenke Chess Classic but topped the Zurich classical and the former world champion said...Show More Summary

Good showing by Anand

He may have been pushed to the second spot in the end, but Viswanathan Anand had a memorable outing at the Zurich Challenge in Switzerland recently. For, the former World champion from India won the classical tournament, though he had...Show More Summary

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