Is Viswanathan Anand better than Carlsen?

Is Viswanathan Anand better than Carlsen?

LIFETIME RECORD: Classical games: Magnus Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand 12 to 8, with 50 draws. Including rapid/exhibition games: Magnus Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand 33 to 19, with 79 draws. Only rapid/exhibition games: Magnus Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand 21 to 11, with 29 draws.

What does Magnus Carlsen think about Anand?

“I have the highest respect for Anand. It has been an honour to play against Anand so many times and also practise with him,” Carlsen told The Telegraph. “You know, when I was younger I had the privilege of training with Anand a few times before his World Championships.

Has Viswanathan Anand won against Magnus Carlsen?

Anand’s most recent victory against the Norwegian legend came in 2017 when he defeated Carlsen at the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh.

Is Viswanathan Anand a good chess player?

Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess grandmaster and a five-time world chess champion. He became the first grandmaster from India in 1988, and is one of the few players to have surpassed an Elo rating of 2800, a feat he first achieved in 2006.

Who is better Kramnik or Anand?

Viswanathan Anand (born 11 December 1969) and Vladimir Kramnik (born 25 June 1975) have played 93 classical chess games, of which Kramnik won eleven, Anand won eleven, and 71 games were drawn. In the rapid format Anand has 12 wins, Kramnik has 4 wins with 39 draws.

Does Akhil Anand play chess?

KOLKATA: Viswanathan Anand’s son Akhil made his debut in a chess event at the Kolkata rapid and blitz competition that concluded at the iconic National Library building here on Sunday.

Are Carlsen and Anand friends?

It’s well documented that Carlsen and Anand are good friends — the two also agreed to sharing the rest area during games — with the Indian Grandmaster calling him ‘Maggie’ at a particular dinner in 2007. Carlsen had apparently replied, “He is the world champion.

Does Vishy Anand still play?

Anand will be one of the official commentators for the 2021 World championship match scheduled in Dubai between champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia from November 24 to December 16. Viswanathan Anand has competed in 10 World Chess Championships since 1995 and has won five of them.

Who is better Vishy or Hikaru?

Up to 18th June 2020, It seems Vishy Anand has defeated Hikaru Nakamura twice now in classical chess. Overall score 8–2 to Nakamura though.

How many times Magnus Carlsen lost?

In the first round, Carlsen lost with black to Kramnik; this was Carlsen’s second consecutive loss to Kramnik, and placed his hold on the world No. 1 ranking in serious jeopardy. In his second round, Carlsen lost with the white pieces to Anand; this was his first loss as White since January 2010.

Is Vishy Anand retired?

On his retirement planning, Anand said, “There is no question of retirement now. I really enjoy playing chess. During pandemic, I had participated in multiple tournaments through online. There are lots of matches in the coming days.

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