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I don’t pay much attention to critics: Anand


July 12th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) World chess champion Viswanathan Anand said Thursday he did not pay much attention to critics who have been raising questioning about his age despite his ... Read more...

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World champion Anand still eager to learn: Grand Master Ganguly (Interview)


June 4th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Notwithstanding five World Chess Championship triumphs, Grand Master Viswanathan Anand continues to be flexibile and is still eager to learn, says a member of his team ... Read more...

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No retirement yet for Vishy Anand (Roundup)


June 3rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) At 42, Viswanathan Anand, who last week won his fifth World title defeating Boris Gelfand of Israel in Moscow, asserted that he has not thought of ... Read more...

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Kasparov trying since 2011 to get me to retire: Anand


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand has hit out at his former bitter rival Gary Kasparov, saying the Russian wizard has been trying since 2011 to get ... Read more...

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Definitely no thoughts of retirement: Anand


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand Sunday ruled out any possibility of retirement and said winning the fifth World title has given him the boost to carry ... Read more...

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World champion Anand gets grand welcome


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 2 (IANS) Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand Saturday returned here from Moscow to a grand welcome."I thank all those who came to receive me. I am very ... Read more...

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West Bengal invites Anand to Kolkata


June 1st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra Friday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning his fifth World Chess Title and invited him to visit Kolkata."Congratulations Anand, we are ... Read more...

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Putin praises Indian chess schools for Anand’s success


May 31st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday lauded Russian and Indian chess schools that produced players like Indian World Champion Viswanathan Anand.Anand, who beat Israeli challenger Boris ... Read more...

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Sport ministry announces Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Anand


May 31st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The union sports ministry has announced a Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Viswanathan Anand, crowned the World Chess Champion for the fifth time."We have ... Read more...

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Putin praises Russian, Indian chess schools


May 31st, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS) Russian president Vladimir Putin Thursday praised Russian and Indian chess schools and said they were among the best in the world.Putin met Indian Grandmaster (GM) Vishwanathan ... Read more...

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Anand deserves Bharat Ratna but final call PM’s: Maken


May 31st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Thursday said five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand was a deserving candidate for Bharat Ratna but it was for the prime ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa greets Anand


May 31st, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday greeted Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Title for the fifth time.In a letter to Anand, Jayalalithaa said: ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Anand (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Congress President Sonia Gandhi Wednesday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning ... Read more...

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I’m relieved: Anand (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) India's five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand says he was too tense to be happy after he won the title for the fifth time beating Israeli ... Read more...

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List of Anand’s victories (Factfile)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) List of Vishwanathan Anand's victories. The 42-year-old Indian won his fifth World Chess Championship title beating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the tie-breaker in Moscow ... Read more...

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Chess fraternity pays tribute to Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Indian Grandmasters Parimarjan Negi and Krishnan Sasikaran hailed Viswanathan Anand for his incredible fifth World Chess Championship title after the Indian defeated Israeli challenger Boris ... Read more...

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Family celebrates Anand’s historic feat in Moscow (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Anand bids to be an all-time great (Profile)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand can lay claim to be one of the all-time greats in the sport after he won his fifth World Championship ... Read more...

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Anand crowned World Chess Champion for fifth time (Second Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) Defending champion Vishwanathan Anand of India clinched the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time here Wednesday defeating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid-chess ... Read more...

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Anand’s family elated at win


May 30th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Too tense to be happy: Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) India's five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand says he was too tense to be happy after he won the title for the fifth time beating Israeli ... Read more...

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You’ve made the nation proud: PM to Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning his fifth World Chess title, saying he has made the nation proud."You are a ... Read more...

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Anand wins fifth World Chess title (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) Defending champion Vishwanathan Anand of India clinched the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time here Wednesday defeating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid-chess ... Read more...

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My 40-minute chess move was crucial: Gelfand


May 29th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel's Boris Gelfand has said taking 40 minutes for a crucial move helped him draw the last round and stretch defending champion Viswanathan Anand to ... Read more...

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World chess title to be decided in te-breaker


May 28th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/Ria Novsti) The World Chess Championship title will go to a tie-break after defending champion Viswanathan Anand drew with Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the 12th game at ... Read more...

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World Chess: Anand draws his second game with Gelfand again


May 13th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS) Indiaa's Vishvanatan Anand and Israel's Boris Gelfand again drew in the second game of their match for the World chess Crown, which is being played in ... Read more...

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Gopal guides India to healthy lead against Israel


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster G.N.Gopal came up with his best Tuesday, defeating Tal Baron 4-0 to guide the hosts to an emphatic 9.5-6.5 triumph over Israel in ... Read more...

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Anand not to lobby for Bharat Ratna


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) World chess champion Viswanathan Anand Thursday endorsed the government's decision to consider sportspersons for the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, but declined to ... Read more...

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FIDE offers Chennai 2013 world chess title clash


August 11th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) In an apparent bid to mollify India, the International Chess Federation offered Chennai the 2013 World championship title match after the 2012 edition between India's defending ... Read more...

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Anand excited about playing in front of home crowd


July 13th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand is obviously excited at the prospects of playing a World Championship title match in his home town here next year when he faces challenger ... Read more...

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Anand to defend world title in Chennai


July 13th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Chennai will host the World Chess Championship title match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand of Israel in April-May next year.Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha ... Read more...

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Anand loses last round, falls to fourth


November 15th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand went down in a stunning loss to Lev Aronian and slipped to tied fourth as the final round saw Vladimir Kramnik secure first place with his ... Read more...

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Anand held by Morozevic, placed joint second in Moscow meet


November 13th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 13 (IANS) World champions Vishwanathan Anand was held by Russian Alexander Morozevic in the seventh round of the Tal Memorial Chess here. Anand playing with white may have held hopes of ... Read more...

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Anand finishes sixth, Aronian wins Melody Amber title


March 28th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by admin
Nice, March 28 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand drew with Dutchman Loek wan Wely to finish tied sixth while Armenian Levon Aronian won the title at the Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament at ... Read more...

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Anand wins one, loses one to Gelfand in Amber chess


March 27th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Nice, March 27 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand lost yet another game, this time a rapid to Boris Gelfand, as his chances of winning the 17th Melody Amber Blindfold and Rapid chess ended totally. ... Read more...

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