Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by sameerph » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:26 pm

Anand drew with Rauf in 6th round and beats Adams in the seventh. Caruna got wins in both rounds while Carlson drew 6th and won 7th. All other games were draws.

So, these are the standing after 7th round -

Carlsen Magnus 5.5
Anand Viswanathan 4.5
So Wesley 4
Caruana Fabiano 4
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 3.5
Giri Anish 3
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 3
Mamedov Rauf 3
Kramnik Vladimir 2.5
Adams Michael 2

2 games left and It looks difficult to catch Carsen unless he blunders away. Anand has games left against Caruna and Mamedyarov which are not easy. with 2 draws he will have a fair chance of getting second place. A win in one of the 2 games will make it sure.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by ajay » Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:42 pm

Anand is showing great form as he wins another game in the penultimate round to (a) close the gap with Carlsen to just 1/2 point with one round to go; (b) move to # 2 in the world ranking; (c) cross 2800 ELO rating mark once again.

Mamedyarov got in time trouble and somehow he manage to play his 40th move with 2 seconds left in the clock. But it was anyway a lost position for him and Anand got the full point. Earlier, Carlsen split the point with So and ensure that he enters the last round with at least half a point. So with one round to go, only two players are in running. The last round match up:

Carlsen vs Mamedov
Caruana vs Anand

Carlsen has an advantage with white against the lowest ranked player in the tournament, however, Mamedov has managed to draw all his games so far except one against So. Let's see if Mamedov can hold one more game against the best player in the world. If Mamedov manages to hold, it gives a window of opportunity for Anand to catch up by winning with black against Caruana - a tough task. Theoretically Anand can win it all if he wins and Carlsen loses tomorrow.

Anand is definitely enjoying his chess and playing at very high level. He won the last tournament (no Carlsen there) and once again in the running in this tournament. There was considerable dip in his chess when he was world champ. The pressure of defending crown inhibited his play. Still the gulf between Carlsen and Anand, matter of fact, any other player in the world, is huge. And that's because Carlsen is too good.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by ajay » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:59 pm

In a perfectly drawn position, Mamedov blundered and handed over the game to Carlsen. All other matches were drawn. Carlsen wins yet another tournament. He has won all the tournaments that he played this year so far. Carlsen and Anand were the only two unbeaten players in this tournament. While Carlsen won 5 of 9 games, Anand won 3 of them. So also won 3 games but lost 2.

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1	 Carlsen 			7.0/9
2	 Anand				6.0/9
3	 Caruana 			5.0/9
4	 So					5.0/9	
5	 Kramnik 			4.0/9	
6	 Mamedyarov 		4.0/9	
7	 Giri 				3.5/9	
8	 Vachier-Lagrave  3.5/9	
9	 Adams				3.5/9	
10	Mamedov	 		3.5/9

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by PKBasu » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:03 pm

Very nice to see Anand playing like a genuine world #2 again!!

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(4538) Vishyanand – Minor planet named after chess player

Post by ajay » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:11 pm

(4538) Vishyanand – Minor planet named after chess player
The Minor Planet Center, which operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, is an organization tasked with being the repository of all observations of minor planets and comets, and computing orbits for them. MPC is responsible for the identification, designation and orbit computation for all of these objects.
Recently staff member Michael Rudenko was invited to suggest a name for minor planet (4538), discovered back in 1988 and still unnamed.
"My two passions in life are astronomy and chess," says Mike, who has a Playchess account. "I thought it might be appropriate to name a minor planet in honor of a chess grandmaster. My thoughts at once turned to Viswanathan Anand who, in addition to being the fifteenth world chess champion, is also an astronomy buff."
Michael Rudenko proposed the name "Vishyanand" (adhering to rules requiring names to be 16 characters or fewer, and preferably without spaces), along with a brief citation explaining the reason for the name. To his delight, the committee gave its approval, and minor planet (4538) is now officially known as "(4538) Vishyanand". The citation reads: "Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand (b. 1969) was India's first chess grandmaster. He went on to become the fifteenth undisputed world chess champion. In addition to his passion for chess, he is also an avid astrophotography enthusiast."
If anyone knows how to compute orbit using orbital elements, here is the informaiton:

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Number	Name/desig.	MeanAnomaly M	Long.ofPerihelionArg w	Long.ofPerihelion L	Long.ofAsce.Node o	Inclination. i
4538		Vishyanand		4.27439°				162.93917°					22.27148°			 219.33231°			3.948644°

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by PKBasu » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:44 pm

Wonderful honour!

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by prasen9 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:05 pm

Anand draws in London Classic London Classic

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by prashanthm » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:06 pm

Not so good LCC for Vishy.... He was 2.5/5 with a loss to Naka and a win to Topalov, but lost the next two rounds to Grischuk and MVL which put him on the back foot and he finished 3.5/9, just .5 points ahead of Topalov, who hit rock bottom.....

There was a 3-way tie at the top between Giri, MVL and Carlsen... Carlsen won it in the tie-break games...

With this performance Vishy dropped about 12 Elo and dropped from 2796 (#3) to 2784(#8) in the live ratings list....

Hopefully Vishy will find some resources to bounce back... :goodluck:

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by ajay » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:23 pm

Anand did fairly well in the Zurich Blitz where he beat Nakamura but lost to Aronian. With 3 pts he finished tied second behind Nakmura (3.5) in a field of 6 players. The second position means Anand will have three whites and two blacks in following Zurich 2016 Rapid tournament.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by VReddy » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:44 am

Anand had a good day and won both his games to top the leaderboard after Round 2

Combined after Round 1

Rk Name ELO Pts SB
1. Viswanathan Anand (IND) 2784 4.0 2.00
2. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2787 3.0 1.50
3. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) 2801 2.0 1.00
4. Anish Giri (NED) 2798 1.0 1.50
5. Levon Aronian (ARM) 2792 1.0 1.00
Alexei Shirov (LAT) 2684 1.0 1.00

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by jaydeep » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:16 pm

For info - The 2016 Sinquefield Cup is an elite international event, featuring 10 of the strongest chess players in the world. Over the course of nine rounds, these competitors will battle for $300,000 in prize money (first: $75,000, second: $50,000, third: $40,000, last: $15,000) plus points toward the Grand Chess Tour and the coveted title of 2016 Sinquefield Cup Champion.

Anand finished on the second position in tie-break with 5 points ... He scored a win over French Grand master Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the second round with black pieces and drew other matches ... Wesley So won this tournament with 5½ points.

At 2016 Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis, USA

Round One - 5 August 2016
Ding Liren (CHN,2755) - Levon Aronian (ARM,2784) ½-½
Wesley So (USA,2771) - Hikaru Nakamura (USA,2791) 1-0
Anish Giri (NED,2769) - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA,2819) ½-½
Viswanathan Anand (IND,2770) - Fabiano Caruana (USA,2807) ½-½
Veselin Topalov (BUL,2761) - Peter Svidler (RUS,2751) 1-0

Round Two - 6 August 2016
Levon Aronian (ARM,2784) - Peter Svidler (RUS,2751) 1-0
Fabiano Caruana (USA,2807) - Veselin Topalov (BUL,2761) ½-½
Hikaru Nakamura (USA,2791) - Anish Giri (NED,2769) 1-0
Ding Liren (CHN,2755) - Wesley So (USA,2771) ½-½
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA,2819) - Viswanathan Anand (IND,2770) 0-1

Round Three - 7 August 2016
Wesley So (USA,2771) - Levon Aronian (ARM,2784) ½-½
Anish Giri (NED,2769) - Ding Liren (CHN,2755) ½-½
Viswanathan Anand (IND,2770) - Hikaru Nakamura (USA,2791) ½-½
Veselin Topalov (BUL,2761) - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA,2819) ½-½
Peter Svidler (RUS,2751) - Fabiano Caruana (USA,2807) ½-½

Round Four - 8 August 2016
Levon Aronian (ARM,2784) - Fabiano Caruana (USA,2807) ½-½
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA,2819) - Peter Svidler (RUS,2751) ½-½
Hikaru Nakamura (USA,2791) - Veselin Topalov (BUL,2761) ½-½
Ding Liren (CHN,2755) - Viswanathan Anand (IND,2770) ½-½
Wesley So (USA,2771) - Anish Giri (NED,2769) ½-½

Round Five - 9 August 2016
Anish Giri (NED,2769) - Levon Aronian (ARM,2784) ½-½
Viswanathan Anand (IND,2770) - Wesley So (USA,2771) ½-½
Veselin Topalov (BUL,2761) - Ding Liren (CHN,2755) 1-0
Peter Svidler (RUS,2751) - Hikaru Nakamura (USA,2791) ½-½
Fabiano Caruana (USA,2807) - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA,2819) ½-½

Round Six - 11 August 2016
Levon Aronian (ARM,2784) - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA,2819) 0-1
Hikaru Nakamura (USA,2791) - Fabiano Caruana (USA,2807) ½-½
Ding Liren (CHN,2755) - Peter Svidler (RUS,2751) 1-0
Wesley So (USA,2771) - Veselin Topalov (BUL,2761) 1-0
Anish Giri (NED,2769) - Viswanathan Anand (IND,2770) ½-½

Round Seven - 12 August 2016
Viswanathan Anand (IND,2770) - Levon Aronian (ARM,2784) ½-½
Veselin Topalov (BUL,2761) - Anish Giri (NED,2769) ½-½
Peter Svidler (RUS,2751) - Wesley So (USA,2771) ½-½
Fabiano Caruana (USA,2807) - Ding Liren (CHN,2755) ½-½
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA,2819) - Hikaru Nakamura (USA,2791) ½-½

Round Eight - 13 August 2016
Levon Aronian (ARM,2784) - Hikaru Nakamura (USA,2791) 1-0
Ding Liren (CHN,2755) - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA,2819) ½-½
Wesley So (USA,2771) - Fabiano Caruana (USA,2807) ½-½
Anish Giri (NED,2769) - Peter Svidler (RUS,2751) ½-½
Viswanathan Anand (IND,2770) - Veselin Topalov (BUL,2761) ½-½

Round Nine - 14 August 2016
Veselin Topalov (BUL,2761) - Levon Aronian (ARM,2784) ½-½
Peter Svidler (RUS,2751) - Viswanathan Anand (IND,2770) ½-½
Fabiano Caruana (USA,2807) - Anish Giri (NED,2769) 1-0
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA,2819) - Wesley So (USA,2771) ½-½
Hikaru Nakamura (USA,2791) - Ding Liren (CHN,2755) 1-0

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by PKBasu » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:56 am

Good to see Anand still competitive with the 10 best players in the world behind the world champion, and finishing second in this strong field.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by prashanthm » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:53 pm

10th Tal Memorial

Vishy is playing in the 10th Tal Memorial this week.

It is a 10-player all-play-all round-robin event featuring Kramnik, Aronian, Shak and Giri among others...

After a draw in R1 against Giri, Vishy gave a study like performance with white pieces refuting Shak's piece sac to come out on top and is in joint lead with 1.5/2 along with Anish and Nepo...

That moves him up in the rating list to 2780.5, clear of the fast approaching Hari with a cushion of 11.6 ELO....

After the rest day today (they had to play the blitz before the main event started, hence the rest day after R2), he'll be up against Li Chao with black pieces... :goodluck:

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by sameerph » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:23 am

In the third round, Vishy drew with Li Chao, in the fourth round he lost to Kramnik but came back well in the fifth round to beat Gelfand. He is currently tied third along with Chao. Anish Giri is at the top with 4 points.

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Re: Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

Post by prashanthm » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:17 pm

Vishy drew with Li Chao in the 3rd round and lost to Kramnik today in the 4th round...

Won with white pieces against Gelfand in the 5th round and drew with black pieces against Tomashevsky.....

So far, he had 2 whites and 4 blacks - won both his white games... (due to get two more whites in the last 3 rounds)

He is currently 3.5/6 and is in the mid-group tied for 3rd, .5 points behind Giri and 1 point behind the leader Nepo...

2779.4 in the live ratings at #8..., well clear of Hari...

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