Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by prashanthm » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:30 pm

Vishy didn't use the two whites and ended up drawing the last 3 games... and finished 4th...

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Gained 2.8 ELO from the event and is at #8 in the list with 2778.8...

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by Sin Hombre » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:06 pm

Anand with a poor start in the mega tournament in Norway with 2 losses in the first 4. Both of our super GMs are in a rut.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by Sin Hombre » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:38 am

And emphatically broke out of it by beating Caruana with black. Now at 2.5/6.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by Sin Hombre » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:33 am

Anand with another poor tournament in Leuven in the Grand Chess Tour (rapid and blitz). Decent openings but too error prone and inconsistent.

Very disconsolate at the end of it and talking about no point playing chess like this. It feels like the retirement is approaching sadly.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by Sin Hombre » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:45 am

Vishy with one of his best displays in recent times at the Sinquefield cup by finishing 2nd behind MVL.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by Sin Hombre » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:36 am

Anand with a terrible London chess classic where he lost in 3 rounds and did not win a single game.

It looks like the Sinquefield tournament was an one-off good performance in a steady decline as he turns 48.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by jayakris » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:40 am

You mean he is pretty much done? Time to look for some other job?

Sorry to digress as usual, but that reminds me of this old classic from the 1963 Tamil movie hit, Kadhalikka Neramillai ('have no time for love"). The song's main line goes as "Viswanathan... Vaela Vendum" which literally means, "Viswanathan... Need a job" :)

[Incidentally, it seems the song's line was composed based on a 1961 US jingle that went, "Eisenhower boogie woogie".]

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by Sin Hombre » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:51 am

He is probably done as a top level player but he can and should continue to play as long as he wants.

He has provided us enough to celebrate over the years and we should not begrudge him if he wants to continue playing competitive chess.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by jayakris » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:22 am

^^ Yes, he is one of the greatest ever in chess, and has earned every right to continue as long as he wants.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by Sin Hombre » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:06 pm

Anand shows that he can still compete in the shorter format with a win at the world rapid championships. :clap:

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by sameerph » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:45 am

Great effort by Anand to win a world championships at the age of 48. He beat the current classic world champion Magnus Carlsen here. It shows that one can still not count him out. :clap:

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by jaydeep » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:35 am

Terrific result for Anand.

At the FIDE World Rapid Men 2017 Championship, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) bt GM Vladimir Fedoseev (RUS,2771) 1½-½

Blitz games
Tie-break 1 - GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) vs GM Vladimir Fedoseev (RUS,2771) 1-0 (in 29 moves)
Tie-break 2 - GM Vladimir Fedoseev (RUS,2771) vs GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) ½-½ (after 39 moves)

Round 1 - GM Varuzhan Akobian (USA,2620) vs GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) 0-1
Round 2 - GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) vs Peter Leko (HUN,2671) 1-0
Round 3 - GM Gabriel Sargissian (ARM,2673) vs GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) ½-½
Round 4 - GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) vs GM Anton Demchenko (RUS,2667) 1-0
Round 5 - GM Ivan Cheparinov (FID,2694) vs GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) ½-½
Round 6 - GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) vs GM Pavel Ponkratov (RUS,2673) ½-½
Round 7 - GM Luke J McShane (ENG,2697) vs GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) 0-1
Round 8 - GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) vs GM Vladimir Fedoseev (RUS,2771) ½-½
Round 9 - GM Magnus Carlsen (NOR,2908) vs GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) 0-1
Round 10 - GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) vs GM Hao Wang (CHN,2770) ½-½
Round 11 - GM Peter Svidler (RUS,2743) vs GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) ½-½
Round 12 - GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) vs GM Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS,2780) ½-½
Round 13 - GM Vladimir Onischuk (UKR,2748) vs GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) ½-½
Round 14 - GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) vs GM Alexander Grischuk (RUS,2813) 1-0
Round 15 - GM Xiangzhi Bu (CHN,2654) vs GM Viswanathan Anand (IND,2758) ½-½

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by Sin Hombre » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:23 pm

And a very impressive second day means he also finished tied-2nd in the blitz (Carlsen won and Karjakin finished with the same points as Vishy).

Excellent work from the 48-year old defying his age and classical form. Both his rapid and blitz ratings are above 2800 again.

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