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Playing against Viswanathan Anand was a great challenge: Father of Magnus Carlsen

Chennai, Nov 23 (ANI): Father of newly-crowned World Chess Champion praised Viswanathan Anand and said that Magnus Carlsen has learnt a lot from him. Magnus Carlsen became the world champion as Game 10 of the chess championship ended in a draw in Chennai. Father of Magnus Carlsen, Henrik Carlsen expressed happiness and said everything has come out in the best possible way. While talking to the mediapersons after the match, Henrik Carlsen praised Anand and said Magnus had learnt a lot from him. Nov 23, 2013
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Magnus Carlsen becomes world chess champion after defeating Viswanathan Anand

Chennai, Nov 23 (ANI): Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen became the World Chess Champion after defeating Indian grandmaster and five-time title holder, Viswanathan Anand. While speaking to media persons in Chennai, Carlsen said that he was honoured to play against Anand, who had been the champion for so long. He also spoke about his game during the World Chess Championship. Meanwhile, a visibly disappointed Anand, who for the first time failed to win even a single match in a championship, congratulated Carlsen for his victory. Nov 23, 2013
World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand loses Game 9 to Carlsen

World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand loses Game 9 to Carlsen

Chennai, Nov 22 (ANI): Indian Grandmaster and defending world champion, Viswanathan Anand is possibly losing on his title into the hands of Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen after he lost game nine of the World Chess Championship to Carlsen. Carlsen, who won the game on Thursday, now leads the 12 match series 6-3 and only needs a draw to claim the title. While speaking to mediapersons in Chennai, Anand did concede that the situation now looks grim for him. The Norwegian defender was also exhausted after the match and admitted he was fortunate to get a win. Nov 22, 2013
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Mumbai boy Prithvi Shaw breaks Indian batting record of highest individual score

Mumbai, Nov 21 (ANI): A school boy in Mumbai was being hailed as the next Sachin Tendulkar after he scored a record 546, while batting in a domestic competition. Prithvi Shaw, who is also the captain of the Under-16 Mumbai team, surpassed the record of Dadabhoy Havewalla, who scored 515 in 1933-34, which was the previous highest by an Indian in any form of registered competitive cricket. Shaw who idolizes Tendulkar said that although he does not believe in copying the batting style of the 'little master', he does admire his honesty. Shaw's current coach, Rajeev Pathak said that people in cricketing circles have already started to take notice of this young boy, while praising his student for showing tremendous patience and skill. Nov 21, 2013
World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand draws game seven against Magnus Carlsen

World Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand draws game seven against Magnus Carlsen

Chennai, Nov 19 (ANI): Indian grandmaster and defending champion, Viswanathan Anand was relieved as game seven against challenger Magnus Carlsen ended in a draw at World Chess Championship. Addressing a post-match conference, Anand said that he was unable to mount pressure on his opponent. Unperturbed by the draw, 22-year-old Carlsen said that he was still at an advantageous position as he retained his lead. The eighth match will be played on November 19. Nov 19, 2013
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Have no regrets of leaving cricket, it was right time to quit: Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai, Nov 17 (ANI): A day after he retired from International cricket, playing his 200th and final Test at the Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies, Sachin Tendulkar addressed the media in Mumbai. The ace cricketer said that it was a very enjoyable journey and he has overcome various challenges in the past 24 years due to his overwhelming desire to play for India. He also added that he has no regrets in leaving the game, as he felt it was the right time to quit. Nov 17, 2013
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Tendulkar dedicates Bharat Ratna to all mothers in India

Mumbai, Nov 17 (ANI): A day after he retired from International cricket, playing his 200th and final Test at the Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies, Sachin Tendulkar addressed the media in Mumbai and dedicated the Bharat Ratna to all the mothers of India for their sacrifice. Nov 17, 2013
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Sachins Farewell Gift: Team India wins 2nd test

Mumbai, Nov 16 (ANI): India crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash in one of the most lopsided contests in recent history giving Sachin Tendulkar a perfect gift in his emotionally-charged farewell test. The test match lasted just about two and a half days. Amid standing ovations from his teammates as well as the fans who had thronged the Wankhede stadium to see the legendary cricketer for one last time, Tendulkar thanked his family, friends and fans for their immense support. Emotional fans across the country thanked the Little Master for his contribution to cricket. Nov 16, 2013
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Viswanathan Anand loses fifth game to Magnus Carlsen at World Chess Championship

Chennai, Nov 16 (ANI): Norway's Magnus Carlsen credited his opening moves for victory over India's Viswanathan Anand in a gruelling fifth game of the ongoing World Chess Championship in Chennai on Friday. The fifth game went on for over five and a half hours. Anand was playing with black pieces while Carlsen had white. Carlsen is ahead of Anand by 3-2. Just 22, Carlsen is considered the favourite after beating Anand in their last encounter in June. Anand, 43, however, is unperturbed. The two will play a total of 12 games till November 26 on a glass-encased, soundproof stage at a five-star hotel in Chennai. Their first four matches ended in draws. Nov 16, 2013
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Hurt Poonam Pandey doesnt want Sachin to go

Mumbai, Nov 15 (ANI): Even as cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar bids adieu to all forms of the game playing his 200th and farewell test against the West Indies at the Wankhede, sultry siren Poonam Pandey was then and there to witness history in the making. At the end of the day’s play, Poonam was more than obliged to pose for shutterbugs, where she revealed she was hurt to see Sachin go. Nov 15, 2013