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  • Defending champion India's Viswanathan Anand, left, listens to Norway's Magnus Carlsen during a press conference on the sidelines of the World Chess Championship in Chennai, India, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. The first game between the two ended in a draw. (AP Photo)

    Anand earns rematch against Carlsen for chess title

  • Defending champion India's Viswanathan Anand, left, listens to Norway's Magnus Carlsen during a press conference on the sidelines of the World Chess Championship in Chennai, India, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. The first game between the two ended in a draw. (AP Photo)

    Norway's Magnus Carlsen wins world chess title

    Norway's Magnus Carlsen is the new world chess champion, dethroning Indian titleholder Viswanathan Anand with a draw in the 10th game of their scheduled 12-game match in Chennai, India, Friday.

  • ** FILE ** Norway's Magnus Carlsen interacts with the media after a match against reigning world chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India during the chess world championship match in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Carlson, 22, is the top Western player since Bobby Fischer in a game that has traditionally been dominated by Russians, and chess enthusiasts hope his mass-market appeal can win over new fans and help boost interest worldwide. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K )

    Magnus Carlsen on verge of world chess title with quick win over champion

    Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen is on the brink of becoming his country's first world chess champion following a stunning 28-move victory over Indian champion Viswanthan Anand Thursday in the ninth game of their scheduled 12-round match in Chennai, India.

  • Reigning world chess champion India's Viswanathan Anand, right, takes a drink during the Chess World Championship match against Norway's Magnus Carlsen in Chennai, India, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K )

    Game 8 a draw: Magnus Carlsen moves closer to world chess title

    World champion Viswanathan Anand of India and challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway played to a quiet 33-move draw in their match now underway in Chennai, India, bringing Mr. Carlsen closer to the world title as the match enters its final stages.

  • ** FILE ** Defending champion India's Viswanathan Anand, left, makes a move against Norway's Magnus Carlsen during the first game of the World Chess Championship in Chennai, India, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. The game ended in a draw. (AP Photo)

    Viswanathan Anand barely holds on for draw in chess championship Game 4

    Challenger Magnus Carlsen of Norway came close to a breakthrough in the world chess championship match now underway in Chennai, India, pressing world champion Viswanathan Anand before conceding a draw in the fourth game of the scheduled 12-round title match Tuesday.

  • Carlsen-Anand after 21...Qd7.

    SANDS: Moscow battle hints at championship fight

    The mashup between chess and boxing is all the rage these days, with "chessboxing" clubs springing up all over the globe and reports that a Kickstarter campaign has just been launched to fund a documentary on the phenomenon. Contestants alternate games at the board and rounds in the ring, with lots of airy talk about the parallels between cerebral and physical combat skills involved.

  • Kramnik-Radjabov after 29...Nd5.

    SANDS: Carlsen (barely) qualifies for title chess match with Anand

    He stumbled across the finish line, but Norway's young superstar Magnus Carlsen has earned a date against reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand of India in a title match later this year.

  • Norwegian star Carlsen wins slot in chess world title match

    Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen of Norway qualified for a match for the world chess championship Monday, narrowly winning the candidates tournament featuring eight of the world's best players in London. The 22-year-old chess superstar, the highest-rated player in the world, will take on reigning champ Viswanathan Anand of India in a one-on-one match later this year.

  • SANDS: Chess Eastern Open to kick off Dec. 27

    'Tis the season to roll up the board, pack up the pieces and put some fresh batteries in the old chess clock: The 39th annual Eastern Open, a four-day extravaganza, kicks off Dec. 27 at its longtime home at the Westin Washington D.C. City Center hotel at 1400 M St. NW.

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