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Anand battles to an honourable draw

Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen have started hurting each other. The punches have left cuts and bruises on the embattled contenders. The …

World Chess C'ship Game Three: Anand, with black, gives Carlsen a scare

Defending champion Viswanathan Anand gave his Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen a scare on Thursday despite playing with black pieces even though …

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SANDS: Missed chances as Anand, Carlsen start world chess title match in Chennai, India

Like boxers cautiously feeling out their opponents in the early rounds, world champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Norwegian challenger Magnus …

Kasparov — the charmer

There is something about Garry Kasparov, who ruled the chess world like nobody else ever did.<p>He was very much the man of the moment at the World …

Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen: Chess stages biggest game since Fischer vs Spassky

One has spent months working out in order to get in shape but is now feeding his brain with chocolate and cashew nuts. The other has brought his own …

Top-Rated Chess Player Magnus Carlsen Says He Can Get Much Better

Magnus Carlsen, 22, is the highest-rated chess player in history at 2872 Elo. Right now he is facing off against World Champion Viswanathan Anand (rated 2775) at the 2013 championships in Chennai, India.<p>Although the first three games have ended in quick draws, this is clearly some of the best chess …

Here's Garry Kasparov's Prediction For The Most Anticipated Chess Match In Quite Some Time

The most anticipated c hess match in decades is underway in Chennai, India, matching up world champion Viswanathan Anand against the 22-year-old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.<p>World champion Garry Kasparov wrote on Business Insider last week that a win for Carlsen would be huge for the chess world.<p>We …

The Superstar and the Sex Symbol: The World's Highest Ranking Chess Champions

Magnus Carlsen, a 22-year old Norwegian, became chess grandmaster at 13 and is the youngest chess player in history to b<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Misha …

Vishy Anand faces tough battle with Magnus Carlsen to keep world title

The world champion, Vishy Anand, 43, will be a long-odds underdog when he starts the defence of his crown on Saturday in his home city of Chennai, India. His challenger, Magnus Carlsen, 22, has soared to all-time No1 in the ratings and is the first Western player since the legendary Bobby Fischer …

The Towering Defense That Shaped Chess History

The Super Bowls, Stanley Cups, World Cups and World Chess Championships are usually won with good defense. Which defense is going to decide the upcoming world championship match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen? We shall see soon: the first game starts in the Indian city of Chennai on …

Here's The Fascinating Way Computers Have Changed The Way Humans Play Chess Against Each Other

On November 9 in Chennai, India, upstart Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen will attempt to become the world champion by facing off against Viswanathan Anand over the course of 12 games.<p>Carlsen gets all the attention because he's just 22 and even does modeling, but Anand is one of the all-time …

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Norwegian Broadcaster Lures Viewers With 100 Hours Of Chess

The airtime on government-owned NRK will focus on a young Norwegian player's quest to become world champion. It will also make a statement about television. The broadcaster says it's pioneering what it calls "slow TV." A previous effort at slow TV featured 12 hours of non-stop …

This Billboard Promotes A College Chess Team Better Than Most Schools Tout Their Football Teams

Chess players are breaking the stereotypical school social order in a Missouri college, and the jocks are not happy.<p>Webster University, located in suburban St. Louis, put up a billboard on a freeway between St. Louis and Columbus, Missouri late last month advertising its chess team. It is a …