Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round on Monday.
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Playing in the new role of a challenger, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is sitting pretty ahead of the fifth game of the World Chess Championship against Magnus Carlsen.
Viswanathan Anand stomed back into the title race with a decisive, crushing win over titleholder Magnus Carlsen, just two days after the latter had grabbed the lead in the World Chess Championship in Sochi, Russia.
Defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway drew first blood yesterday defeating challenger Viswanathan Anand in the second game of the World Chess Championship.
With favourable results under his belt this year, five-time World Champion Vishwanathan Anand is approaching the forthcoming World Chess Championship at Sochi with a quiet confidence and a positive frame of mind but termed his opponent Magnus Carlsen as "tenacious".
Viswanathan Anand has sealed the Chess Masters Final tournament in Bilbao. The Indian drew with Ukraine’s Ruslan Ponomariov in the fifth round on Friday, to take an unassailable lead in the four-player double round robin event.
Magnus Carlsen added another title to his name, by winning the gold medal at the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship in Dubai.
The host city of the Winter Olympics - Sochi - will host the much awaited World Chess Championship match between defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand in November.
Ever since he made his mark in the international scene, the period after loss to Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship was surely one of the toughest for Viswanathan Anand. Such was the impact that he had struggled in the run up to the tournament and after that.
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