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Viswanathan Anand
Sports  /  Published 01.09.20

Anand eyes future kings & queens

Thirtythree years ago, the world junior chess championship win had motivated Viswanathan Anand to scale greater heights. Now, in 2020, the five-time world champion hopes India’s Chess Olympiad t...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 21.07.20

Vidit Gujrathi banks on balance for Olympiad

Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi, the India captain for the Fide Online Chess Olympiad, believes that youngsters like Nihal Sarin and Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa would give his team the X-factor in the tourna...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 01.07.20

Anand iffy on online gambit

Chess has seen a surfeit of online competitions in the rapid and blitz formats in the last three months owing to the worldwide lockdown. Viswanathan Anand, in fact, led India at the Online Nations Cu...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.02.20

Vishy effect on state’s ‘littlest’ champ

He’s all of seven, but he’s already made a big move in life.Watching cartoon channels has taken a backseat for Adhiraj Mitra, a Class II boy of Loyola School and Jharkhand’s youngest internation...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Sports  /  Published 18.05.20

Pandemic: What is to be sporting?

Sourav Kothari...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Sports  /  Published 26.11.19

Anand solace in son Akhil

Viswanathan Anand was a distraught man on Tuesday. Anand, who was in the running for a slot in the Grand Chess Tour Finals, saw his chances blowing apart, after a heart-breaking loss to Dutch No. 1 An...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 21.11.19

Have highest respect for Anand: Carlsen

Thursday was a busy day for Magnus Carlsen. In town — his maiden visit to Calcutta — for the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz, the world chess champion attended the mandatory draw of lots ...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 17.11.18

Indians no more seen as snake charmers: Anand

Viswanathan Anand, a five-time world chess champion and national icon, spoke to The Telegraph the other evening.Few mega achievers, by the way, are as modest as Anand. Little wonder, then, that he has...
By Lokendra Pratap Sahi in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 16.03.20

Commentary to keep Viswanathan Anand busy

India’s five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will complete his maiden commentary assignment while being in self-isolation in Germany, as his return to India is on hold due to the Covid-19 pand...
By PTI in Chennai

Sports  /  Published 07.11.19

Chess knights to shine at Eden Gardens

Reigning and former world chess champions Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will be at the Eden during one of the five days when India host Bangladesh in the historic Day-Night pink-ball Test, star...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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