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Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand To Do Commentary During World Chess Championship

Oct 15, 2021 PTI

Replying to a tweet by FIDE announcing him as a commentator for the match, Anand said he was looking forward to the assignment.

There Are Many People With A Lot Of Promise At Junior Level: Anand On Future Of Indian Chess

Sep 26, 2021 PTI

Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on Sunday said the country has many immensely talented players at the junior level, and one of them can "hopefully" become a world champion in future.


No-Castling Chess: Viswanathan Anand Held To Draw By Vladimir Kramnik, All To Play For In Decider

Castling is a special move to protect the king and activate the rook. It's the only time in chess a player can move two pieces in one move

Viswanathan Anand Beats Garry Kasparov Again In Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Jul 11, 2021 PTI

Meanwhile, Frenchman Vachier-Lagrave jumped to the top of the standings after 14 rounds with 19.5 points followed by Nepomniachtchi (18.5 points)


Viswanathan Anand Defeats Garry Kasparov In Croatia Grand Chess Tour

Playing with white pieces, Anand beat Kasparov in 30 moves in a Sicillian Najdorf variation game in the fourth round of the Blitz event

14 June, 2021

Did Legendary Viswanathan Anand Lose To Entrepreneur Nikhil Kamath In Chess? Here's What Happened

PTI

Nikhil Kamath's misdemeanour overshadowed the noble cause and Twitter saw several users slam the entrepreneur


11 May, 2021

Checkmate COVID: Viswanathan Anand, 4 Other Grand Masters To Raise Fund - Here's How You Can Join

PTI

All the proceeds will go to RedCross India and the Checkmate COVID initiative of the All India Chess Federation


28 December, 2020

Lockdown Increased Chess' Popularity, Says Fromer World Champion Viswanathan Anand

PTI

As most sporting action shut down because of the lockdown, chess found new life online with several tournaments taking place


14 December, 2020

Viswanathan Anand Biopic: Aanand L Rai To Direct The Movie Based On Grandmaster Life

Outlook Web Bureau

The movie is yet to be named and there is no clarity on the cast also


31 August, 2020

Viswanathan Anand Wants Olympiad Win To Bring In 'Long' Due National Honours For Chess Players

PTI

The last time a chess player received the Arjuna was in 2013 (Abhijeet Gupta), while a chess coach has been given the Dronacharya just twice -- Raghunandan Vasant Gokhale (1986) and Koneru Ashok (2006)


30 May, 2020

Viswanathan Anand Lands In India After Being Stuck In Germany For Over Three Months

PTI

Viswanathan Anand was forced to stay put in Germany after the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted sporting schedules across the globe apart from restricting movement


09 May, 2020

Online Nations Cup Chess: India Suffers Twin Defeats, Finishes 5th; China Vs USA In Title Clash

PTI

India, placed fifth after nine rounds with 5 match points and 16 board points, Russia and Rest of the World are out of contention for the "Super Final"


05 May, 2020

Nations Cup Chess: Viswanathan Anand To Lead India's Charge At Richest Online Team Tournament

PTI

Here's everything you need to know about the Nations Cup chess tournament featuring some of the world's best players


26 April, 2020

Chess Event Featuring Viswanathan Anand And Yuzvendra Chahal Raises Rs 8.8 Lakh For Waste Pickers

PTI

Yuzvendra Chahal took part in an online blitz event on April 5, while Viswanathan Anand joined a simultaneous online event on April 11


22 April, 2020

Get Worried When I See 12-13 Year Olds Wanting To Make Chess Their Career: Viswanathan Anand

PTI

Viswanathan Anand addresses online session for SAI officials from Germany, says the apex sports body can contribute greatly in promoting chess in India


12 April, 2020

COVID-19: Online Chess Exhibition Featuring Viswanathan Anand Raises Rs 4.5 Lakh For PM CARES Fund

PTI

India no.1 Viswanathan Anand, no.2 Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban and the country's top two women players -- Koneru Humpy and D Harika -- took part in the event organised by chess.com on Sunday


04 April, 2020

COVID-19: Stuck In Germany, Viswanathan Anand To Raise Funds Through Online Chess Competition

PTI

The event will be streamed live on chess.com/tv, where all donations made will be sent to the PM's CARES Fund


23 November, 2019

IND Vs BAN, Day-Night Test: Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen Ring Eden Gardens Bell On Day 2

ANI

The tradition of famous personalities ringing the Eden bell to signal the start of play continued on Day 2 of India vs Bangladesh Test with two chess wizards doing the honours Saturday


Photo Gallery

An effigy of Ravana burns during the Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers participate in the annual Vijayadashmi programme, in Nagpur.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Raghunath on the occasion of Kullu Dussehra.

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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia with his son Maha Aryaman Scindia offers prayers at Gorkhi Devghar on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Gwalior.

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An effigy of Ravana in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival, in Jammu.

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