'My chances of winning another world title greater than zero'
Out of reckoning for next year's World Championships, Viswanathan Anand says that though he's shifted focus away from it, a total detachment is impossible.
Starting early: Pele, Tiger, Hingis and other precocious teens
With the Under-17 World Cup set to begin in India on October 6th, we look at six international sporting legends who started early and announced their arrival on the big stage as teenagers.
Viswanathan Anand finishes joint-2nd at Isle of Man Chess Championship
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand registered a victory over Chinese grandmaster Hou Yifan in the ninth and final round to finish joint-second at the Isle Of Man Chess Championship in Douglas.
From Paes to Sachin: Indians who made their presence felt before turning 17
Wth the FIFA U-17 World Cup having begun in New Delhi on October 6, here is a look at Indian sportspersons who announced their arrival on the international stage before they turned 17.
I was once the poster boy for rapid chess: Anand
Viswanathan Anand, once the 'Lightning Kid' of rapid chess, talks about his 9th-place finish in St Louis last week, catching up with Garry Kasparov, and his difficulties in playing the longer format, which he believes is more of a younger man's game.
Kasparov finishes ahead of Anand in St Louis
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand had another disappointing final day as the Indian finished on ninth spot in the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Chess tournament, a part of the Grand Chess tour.
Kasparov holds Anand to a draw in comeback
Facing each other in an official game for the first time since the 54 year-old Kasparov's final tournament appearance in Linares in 2005, the old-time rivals signed peace after 31 moves.
ESPN 8 for 80: Nihal Sarin
The third-youngest player in the world to turn International Master at 12 years, 8 months, Nihal Sarin is quick to learn, undaunted by opposition and dangerously unpredictable and has, according to Viswanathan Anand, a 'very promising future' in chess.
Viswanathan Anand finishes second in Sinquefield Cup
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand finished joint second after playing out a draw with Wesley So of USA in the Sinquefield Cup.
Anand: Federer teaching me to hang in there
EXCLUSIVE: Viswanathan Anand on how he's not going anywhere just yet, reviving his rivalry with Gary Kasparov and finding the will to hang in from Roger Federer.
Chess legend Kasparov to come out of retirement, play Anand
One of chess' greatest luminaries will be competing in the St Louis rapid and blitz competition and face old rival Viswanathan Anand in three games.
ICYMI: Shooting gold, Paes vs Bopanna and a bronze won in hijab
Missed catching up on the latest in Indian sport? Worry not, as ESPN gives you the lowdown on the top stories of the past week.
Twelve-year-old Sarin becomes India's latest IM
Sarin attained his third and final IM norm at the ongoing Aeroflot Open in Moscow.
'This was my best chance to win gold' - Harika
Harika Dronavalli, who finished with a bronze at the Women's World Chess Championship in Tehran, talks of missed chances, cooking in hotel rooms and missing the hijab.
The year in quotes - Junk food, big b***s, and a 'kamzor' who won gold
ESPN brings you the most explosive quotes of 2016 from the world of Indian sport as told to our writers.
Anand draws against world no. 2 Caruana in London
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got off to a good start with an easy draw against World No. 2 Fabiano Caruana from USA in the first round of the London Chess Classic.
Over to tiebreaks at World Chess Championship
Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karajkin were tied at 6-6 at the end of the regulation games in New York.
ICYMI: Top stories of the week
Missed catching up on the latest in Indian sport? Worry not as Team ESPN gives you the lowdown on the top stories of the past week.
Anand wins Champions Showdown in St Louis
Viswanathan Anand beat three other grandmasters to the top spot.
Computer hacking now a factor in chess.
Chess Grand Master Maurice Ashley and chess player Max Kellerman join Bob Ley to discuss the impact computer hacking has had on the game and what is required of these players to stay on top of their game in a six or seven hour match.
Harika enters top five of world chess rankings
Harika Dronavalli broke back into the top five in the world chess rankings after a commanding show in the Isle of Man International Chess tournament that concluded earlier this week.
Anand remains joint third after another draw
Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia remains in lead with one round left at the Tal Memorial in Moscow.
Anand draws with Svidler, remains joint third
Viswanathan Anand will take on tournament leader Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia next at the Tal Memorial in Moscow.
Anand to face Svidler in Tal Memorial International
Viswanathan Anand will meet Russian Peter Svidler in the seventh round of 10th Tal Memorial International chess tournament.
John Brewin reviews the eight matches that ultimately doomed Louis van Gaal's tenure as manager at Manchester United.
South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott brags about his angling skills, and confesses to bullying Australians in the Kings XI dressing room.
The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again.