Chess: Viswanathan Anand to return to over-the-board action after a year with Croatia tournament – Scroll.in

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will resume his storied rivalry with Russian legend Garry Kasparov in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz tournament beginning in Zagreb on Wednesday, returning to over-the-board action after more than a year. The Indian maestros last over-the-board event was in March 2020 before Covid-19 and related restrictions put a halt to sporting action across the globe. Anand will be featuring in both the rapid and blitz segments, while his long-time rival and former world champion Kasparov will take part only in the blitz event.

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FIDE Candidates Tournament: 4 Winners … – Chess

GM Anish Giri's excellent win with the black pieces in round 12 against GM Fabiano Caruana had little effect as GM Wang Hao failed to hold a difficult ending against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, who continues to lead the FIDE Candidates Tournament by half a point. In a round that saw only decisive games, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave redeemed himself with a win against GM Kirill Alekseenko, and GM Ding Liren defeatedGM Alexander Grischuk. How to watch?You can follow the FIDE Candidates Tournament with Chess.com commentary on Chess.com/TV during each round

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