Viswanathan Anand: News

08 Jul 2021


Mixed fortunes for Anand in Croatia Grand Chess Tour event

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand started with a fluent win over Dutch Grandmaster Jorden van Foreest before faltering against France's Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the second round of the rapid event in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour tournament that began in Zagreb on Wednesday.

14 Jun 2021

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan quits chess-match against Viswanathan Anand before end time

Some days back, we reported that Aamir Khan will play a chess game against ex-champion Viswanathan Anand to raise COVID-19 funds.

10 Jun 2021

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan-Viswanathan Anand's chess duel to raise COVID-19 relief funds

Aamir Khan will take on former world champion Viswanathan Anand in a game of chess to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

14 Dec 2020


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.

22 Apr 2020


Viswanathan Anand to represent India in online Nations Cup chess

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead India's contingent in the upcoming online Nations Cup.

21 Jan 2020

Pullela Gopichand

Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

Indian sports legends, Sachin Tendulkar from cricket and Viswanathan Anand from chess, have been dropped from the advisory panel of the All India Council of Sports (AICS).

29 Aug 2019


#NewsBytesExclusive: India's 64th GM Prithu Gupta on his chess journey

15-year-old Prithu Gupta is enigmatic, intelligent and mature.

20 Jul 2019


Chess: Prithu Gupta becomes India's 64th Grandmaster

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

30 Jul 2018

Magnus Carlsen

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

Internationally, chess is played in three formats, namely, classical, blitz and rapid; the main difference being time allotted to make a move.

24 Jun 2018

Vishwanathan 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.

21 Dec 2017


World Chess Championship 'Kama Sutra' logo stuns internet

The world of chess has been left stunned after the FIDE 2018 World Chess Championship unveiled its logo. It looks like a 'Kama Sutra' logo, at best.

06 Sep 2017


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.

14 Aug 2017


The Clash of the Titans: Kasparov vs Anand

The game of 64 squares is back in the spotlight, as its greatest champion returns to centre stage.

22 Jul 2017

Roger Federer

Viswanathan Anand takes a break to focus on World Cup

Former chess world champion Viswanathan Anand is taking some time off as he wants to to focus on the next month's Rapid & Blitz Chess tournament in St Louis.

24 Nov 2016


Is he India's next Sachin Tendulkar?

A video of a five-year old Delhi batsman playing in an Under-14 tournament has gone viral on the internet.

15 Aug 2016


Sports achievements in the past decade

In the past decade, India's big sporting moments include the 2007 WT20 victory, 2008 Beijing Olympics where Abhinav Bindra clinched the only ever individual Gold for India, in shooting, and the ICC World Cup in 2011.