Tag Archives: Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand outlasts Carlsen in Norway Chess Tourney

A few days before his 24th birthday in 2013, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen made history by winning the World Chess Championship. He defeated five-time world champion, Viswanathan Anand in the final. emerging as the new world champion. It was a heartbreaking result for Anand, and the pain added on the next year too in 2014 when Carlsen defeated him again. Since ...

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With Vishyanand, Naming Planets After Celebrities Turns Interesting

By N. Sridhar Indian Chess champion Viswanathan Anand has become a celestial celebrity with his name added to a minor planet referred to till now by its number 4538, thanks to a staffer at the Minor Planet Center. The Minor Planet Center only has the authority to designate new asteroid discoveries and assign numbers to those whose orbits are of ...

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World Chess championship: Anand, Carlsen split points in fourth game

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and title challenger India’s Viswanathan Anand Wednesday decided to split points after 47 moves in their fourth game of the title match held in Russia that ended leaving┬áboth players with two points each in the 12-game match. “Anand started off quite sharply and got into a fine position, but eventually he switched rather unnecessarily to ...

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Chess: Anand knows he has a point to prove

Just Sport:┬áBy Veturi Srivatsa Most people will know what Sachin Tendulkar is doing these days, not what Viswanathan Anand is doing to wrest the World Chess Championship from Norwegian Magnus Carlsen. Anand’s supporters feel he was not considered for Bharat Ratna because he is not a cricketer whereas Tendulkar is the darling of the elite as well as the so-called ...

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