India Insight

Magnus Carlsen dethrones Viswanathan Anand as world chess champion

November 22, 2013

World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world chess championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.

Anand, and India, stand in Carlsen’s path to chess glory

November 7, 2013

Magnus Carlsen is the world’s number one chess player but that counts for little in India, where he’ll have to conquer local favourite Viswanathan Anand to become the first world chess champion from the West in nearly 40 years.

Anand wins world chess title

By Reuters Staff
May 12, 2010

Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand retained the FIDE (governing body) world title, laboring to an energy-sapping 6.5-5.5 win over challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in a dramatic final match in Sofia on Tuesday night.