Vishwanathan Anand: News

22 Apr 2024


Gukesh becomes youngest to clinch Candidates tournament: Decoding career achievements

India's chess sensation D Gukesh clinched the FIDE Candidates 2024 tournament in Toronto.

24 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

Praggnanandhaa falls short in Chess World Cup final: Top reactions

Magnus Carlsen defeated India's R Praggnanandhaa to win the Chess World Cup on Thursday. The two-game classical series ended in a draw before Carlsen defeated Praggnanandhaa in the tiebreaker.

24 Aug 2023

Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen beats Praggnanandhaa to win FIDE Chess World Cup: Stats

Magnus Carlsen defeated India's R Praggnanandhaa to win the Chess World Cup on Thursday.

04 Aug 2023


Gukesh displaces Viswanathan Anand to become India's top-ranked chess player

17-year-old Grandmaster D Gukesh has overtaken the legendary Viswanathan Anand to become India's top-ranked chess player.

12 Jul 2021


Anand beats Kasparov, finishes second in Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand finished second in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour in Zagreb on Sunday with an impressive performance, accentuated by his two victories over long-time rival Garry Kasparov.

09 Jul 2021


Croatia Grand Chess Tour: Anand held to draw in sixth-round

Former chess world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Russia's Alexander Grischuk in the sixth round of the Croatia Grand Chess Tour tournament on Thursday.

14 Dec 2020

Viswanathan Anand

Aanand L Rai to direct chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's biopic

Filmmaker Aanand L Rai is all set to co-produce and direct an upcoming biopic on Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.

20 Jul 2019


Chess: Prithu Gupta becomes India's 64th Grandmaster

India have a new Grandmaster, 15-year-old Prithu Gupta.

29 Nov 2018

Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen defeats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess Championship

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, who has been the undisputed king of chess since winning the World Championship from Vishwanathan Anand, managed to retain his position on top after beating American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana in tie-breakers.

25 Sep 2018


Chess Olympiad 2018: All you need to know

2018 Chess Olympiad, the 43rd edition of the tournament, kick-started on September 23 and will go on till October 6.

04 Sep 2018


Chess: 5 strategies to improve your performance

Chess is a game of the mind, which can only be won by out-thinking your opponent.

10 Aug 2018


The first Indian Grandmaster: Vishwanathan Anand

One of the greatest chess players ever, Vishwanathan Anand has won everything a player can think of.

10 Aug 2018


The Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen, genius redefined

Magnus Carlsen has rightly been called the 'Mozart of Chess'.

22 Jul 2018


5 best Chess players from India

Chess is said to have originated in India and then sent to Europe via the Arab world.

24 Jun 2018

Viswanathan Anand

Know everything about India's youngest Grandmaster

R Praggnanandhaa became the world's second youngest Grandmaster as he achieved this feat at 12 years, 10 months and 13 days.

05 Mar 2018


Vishwanathan Anand wins Rapid Chess title at Tal Memorial

Viswanathan Anand won the Tal Memorial rapid chess title in Moscow, finishing the event with 6 points, scoring four wins and four draws.

28 Dec 2017


Vishwanathan Anand beats World No.1 Magnus Carlsen in World Rapids

Former world champion Vishwanathan Anand stunned the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen at the World Rapid Championship in Riyadh.

08 Sep 2017


Anand ousted by Anton Kovalyov; Karjakin crashes out as well

On Thursday, Canadian World No. 109 Anton Kovalyov knocked out Indian chess mastermind Vishwanathan Anand in the second round of the World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia.

06 Sep 2017

Viswanathan Anand

Vishwanathan Anand, SP Sethuraman ease into second round

On Monday, chess mastermind Viswanathan Anand secured his place in the second round by holding Malaysia's Li Tian Yeoh to a draw at the ongoing Chess World Cup in Tbilisi.

05 Oct 2016


Aakanksha Hagawane creates history, wins under-16 World Chess Championship

India's Aakanksha Hagawane created history as she won the Under-16 World Youth Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.