World Chess Championship tied at 2.5 – 2.5 after Round 5

Magnus Carlsen and VIswanathan Anand ended the 5th round of the world championship in a draw. This ties the score at 2.5 points for each player. The game, which started in the Queen’s Indian opening, was a very hard fought match between the two players.  Carlsen tried to surprise his […]

2014 World Chess Championship Round 5 Final Position

2014 World Chess Championship Round 4 Final Position

Carlsen versus Anand, Round 4 ends in a draw

The 4th round of this year’s World Chess Championship being held in Sochi, Russia ended in a draw today. After suffering defeat yesterday, Magnus Carlsen had a hard time launching a successful attack against the challenger and former world champion Viswanathan Anand.  Employing the Sicilian Defense, Anand kept the game […]

Anand wins Round 3, ties 1.5 – 1.5

GM Viswanathan Anand won Round 3 and tied the score at 1.5 – 1.5 in the 2014 World Chess Championship. Playing the white pieces, Anand was able to outmaneuver GM Magnus Carlsen in the Queen’s Gambit Declined, classical variation. With black castled on the kingside and the center locked, Carlsen made […]

2014 World Chess Championship Round 3 Final Position

2014 World Chess Championship Round 2 Final Position

World Chess Championship 2014: Carlsen wins Round 2

GM Magnus Carlsen defeated GM Viswanathan Anand in Round 2 of the World Championship at Sochi, Russia. After recovering from a slightly disadvantaged position in Round 1 and forcing Anand to settle for a draw, Carlsen scored a point against the challenger in the Ruy Lopez opening, Berlin Defense variation. […]

World Chess Championship 2014, Round 1 ends in a draw

The first round of the much awaited 2014 World Chess Championship being held in Sochi, Russia ended in a draw. This year’s match was almost forfeited by the incumbent champion due to some disagreements with FIDE regarding several issues, among which was the venue and the prize money.  However, after […]

2014 World Chess Championship Final Position Round 1

Anand wins the 7th Grand Slam Masters Final

GM Viswanathan Anand won the 7th Grand Slam Masters Final held at Bilbao, Spain from September 14 – 20, 2014. After 6 rounds of top-level chess, Anand was able to record with 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, garnering a total of 11 points (3 points per win, 1 […]

Anand certain of victory at Bilbao Masters Final

Viswanathan Anand drew against Ruslan Pnomoariov in Round 5 of the Bilbao Masters Final, securing his position at the top with 11 points (3 wins, 2 draws). This time handling the black pieces, Anand employed the Ragozin defense in the Queen’s Gambit Declined.  Ponomariov was unsuccessful in trying to penetrate Anand’s […]

Anand wins 4th Round at Bilbao Masters Final 2014

GM Viswanathan Anand once more won against GM Francisco Vallejo Pons Round 4 of the 7th Grandslam Masters Final being held in Bilbao, Spain. This puts Anand head and shoulders above his three competitors with 10 points (3 wins, 1 tie), followed by Aronian with 6 points (1 win, 3 […]

Ruslan Ponomariov records his 1st win at Bilbao

M Ruslan Ponomariov finally got to record his first winning match in the 7th Grandslam Masters Final in Bilbao, Spain. After losing to Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian in the first two rounds, things seemed bleak for the Ukranian Grand Master. However, by defeting Francisco Vallejo Pons in the third round […]