Viswanathan Anand - World Champ for 8 Years.

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To add to Kujo's excellent points above - Carlsen's greatest strength is that he is very non-textbook compared to the generation around him (particularly all the Russian players). He excels at positions that are beyond and/or outside the norms, on both imaginative & calculative dimensions. Conversely, opening theory isn't what he really excels at. I think Anand will indeed prepare some more complex opening lines as Kujo suggests, but with the advantage of several months to prepare, Carlsen may be able to neutralize that edge.

I hate to be a pessimist, but I think it will be very hard for Anand.


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suresh wrote:I think he has to work on his "chess stamina" to fight Carlsen's tendency to play till the very end. Karjakin gave him a taste of that in his last match.
Suresh, this is nothing new. Topalov did the same, I believe. Actually Karjakin did not give much of a taste of Carlsen --- as kujo pointed out. It is just that Carlsen does it so much better. Again, imho -- I'm a novice.


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Anand has climbed back into the top 3 ranks of FIDE list, as of April 2014 with 2785 ELO rating. He is now ranked number 3. This is happening after a gap of 2.5 years. The last time he was in top 3 was in Nov 2011 list, as number 2.

In the March rating list 21 ELO points separated 7 of the top 9 GMs. Now, only 13 points separate these 7 GMs! they are all incredibly bunched together. Carlsen is nearly 96 points ahead of Anand, and Aronian is 27 points ahead.


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Couple of Funky pictures of Anand below.

At the closing ceremony with the trophy and a fur hat!
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Dressed to kill, in a traditional one
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Viswanathan Anand is known as 'Vishy' is one of the most versatile Chess player.
He achieved the World Chess Championship five times. He honuored with several awards. He got married with aruna.


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Right.


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Spam or not ... these posts gave me a good laugh :rofl: . Loved Prasen's one word response


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Anand won a bronze in world rapid chess championships in Dubai and finished seventh in the blitz event. Harikrishna finished 14th in the biltz event.

Magnus Carlsen won both the tournaments to become world champion in rapid, blitz & regular events.

These are the 20 standings in both events -

At The FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014, Dubai, UAE

Final Standing of rapid champinships

Rank Name Country Rating Pts

1 Carlsen Magnus NOR 2827 11
2 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2840 10.5
3 Anand Viswanathan IND 2770 10.5
4 Aronian Levon ARM 2785 10.5
5 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2732 10.5
6 Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2693 10
7 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2781 10
8 Grischuk Alexander RUS 2828 10
9 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2750 10
10 Svidler Peter RUS 2787 10
11 Bacrot Etienne FRA 2692 10
12 Yu Yangyi CHN 2668 9.5
13 Mamedov Rauf AZE 2705 9.5
14 Jobava Baadur GEO 2688 9
15 Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2660 9
16 Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2652 9
17 Movsesian Sergei ARM 2696 9
18 Guseinov Gadir AZE 2671 9
19 Le Quang Liem VIE 2724 9
20 Efimenko Zahar UKR 2677 9

The FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014, Dubai, UAE

Final Standing of Blitz Championship

Rank Name FED Pts
1 Carlsen Magnus NOR 17
2 Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 16
3 Nakamura Hikaru USA 16
4 Le Quang Liem VIE 14
5 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 13.5
6 Aronian Levon ARM 13.5
7 Anand Viswanathan IND 13.5
8 Mamedov Rauf AZE 13.5
9 Sargissian Gabriel ARM 13
10 Morozevich Alexander RUS 13
11 Svidler Peter RUS 13
12 Yudin Sergei RUS 12.5
13 Dreev Aleksey RUS 12.5
14 Harikrishna P. IND 12.5 15 Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 12.5
16 Korobov Anton UKR 12.5
17 Grischuk Alexander RUS 12.5
18 Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 12.5
19 Bacrot Etienne FRA 12.5
20 Vitiugov Nikita RUS 12.5

Good performance by Anand in rapids.


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Anand is doing well to enter QF in London Classic vs Kramnik.
A report - Anand in quarters


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Tolamu wrote:Anand is doing well to enter QF in London Classic vs Kramnik.
A report - Anand in quarters
Tolamu, why this old news?

This happened in December 2013 and Anand lost his match against Kramnik in the quarters ... After drawing first game with White, Kramnik defeated Anand in 2nd game playing with Black.


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Uh! So sorry! I found that news item when peruse news.google.com today. Their bot must have inserted it by mistake. I was so excited that I didn't check the date. I, a great critic of bhagatghavri, just acted like him.


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Looks like google news is infected with bhagvatghavri now.... :D


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Well, this is current news for sure. Anand is doing well as he wins Bilbao Master with a round to spare :) . The 4-player tournament also had Aronian, along with Vallejo and Ponomariov. Unbeaten Anand has won 3 times and drawn 2 times. In the last round Anand plays Aronian with black.
Again, it looks like Anand is playing with some new found energy since losing the World Championship. His live rating has also gone up and he is #4 with 2796.5, just 0.2 behind #3 Grischuk. This is his highest rating since March 2012. Can he climb back to 2800 level ( if he beats Aronian in next round)?

With Carlsen losing a rare tournament to Caruana, the Anand-Carlsen World Championship-2 becomes more attractive.


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Vishy had a chance win yesterday's game against Pono and get past the 2800 ELO mark....


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And Vishy lost to Aronian pretty badly in the last round, getting down to 2791.8 in the live ratings, although he ended up winning the Bilbao Masters with a slender margin of 1 point (3-1-0 scoring system)....