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Viswanathan Anand Vladimir Kramnik and Vesalin Topalov have held the world title one time or another since 2000 including a period during which the chess world was still split and consequently had two champions simultaneously Instead ranking and form point in the direction of a as yet title-less Levon Aronian The Armenian has perhaps been the only player recently to have made a case for himself to be considered a realistic challenger to the high-flying World No 1 Magnus Carlsen for the world title Fans of Kramnik will perhaps be aggrieved by this judgement The Russian ranked third in the world is after all only one rung below Aronian according to the latest ranking list and had out-performed him in the last Candidates tournament Kramnik had finished on the same points as Carlsen last year in London and unfortunately for him the rules broke the tie in favour of the Norwegian That Kramnik show in London had impressed Anand watching the tournament to find out who his challenger would be with the amount of new ideas the 38-year old brought to the board But since the high at London Kramnik has been up and down having a few average tournaments interspersed with some great ones — he got past a fairly competitive field to win the the Chess World Cup last year All this presents the picture of a former champion not far off his peak but the problem for Kramnik is that he will be competing against the prodiguously gifted Aronian at a time when the Armenian is playing some of his best chess Aronian began 2013 with a second-place finish in Wijk Aan Zee behind Carlsen and then went on to win the strong Alekhine Memorial and the Bilbao Grand Slam that year He hasn’t been too shabby this year either He returned to Holland early in 2014 to win the Tata Steel Title In comparison Anand has won just one tournament in more than five years running Aronian’s rankings over the last couple of years have soared but its upward arc has been dwarfed only by the record run of Carlsen Aronian’s current rating a personal best of 2830 is the third highest since the introduction of the Elo system only behind Carlsen’s 2882 and Garry Kasparov’s 2856 Twin chokes At any rate Aronian has been the best of the rest If there is a blotch on his resume it will be his twin chokes on the big stage The first of these came in the 2012 Candidates (knock-out) tournament when he went out at the quarterfinal stage He lost a rapid play-off to the then World No 15 Alexander Grischuk after failing to convert several winning positions during the four-match classical stretch In his next go at the world title in the 2013 Candidates (round-robin) tournament Aronian started at a furious pace He worked up a handy lead over a field that included Carlsen and Kramnik but imploded in the latter stages of the tournament Three losses in the second half saw him drop down to fourth by the end These disappointments are a big reason why Aronian hasn’t already risen to challenge for the world title; his rankings (persistently No 2 to Carlsen for a couple of years now) indicate he ought to have Where does all this leave Anand Players and pundits give the four-time champion only a notional chance The Russian media has Grischuk saying he would be “very surprised” if Anand were to win World champion until a few months back Anand has been left in the wake of the new younger world order ushered in by the 22-year old champion Carlsen Anand is in the middle of a prolonged rut his tournament form poor and title defences unconvincing Now 44 some say Anand has been in terminal decline for a few years When he lost his world title to Carlsen with a 3-5-65 scoreline late last year it triggered rumours that Anand would perhaps turn down his ticket to the Candidates tournament this year wishing to stay out of the world championship cycle for good Slim pickings Anand eventually made an announcement that he would play in Russia He clearly had a few things going for him Anand had beaten Topalov (2011) and Kramnik (2009) in title bouts previously and should not be unduly troubled by the rest of the field beyond Aronian Being involved in the championship cycle for a couple of decades he has the know how and the success But his reign as the world champion has come to an end and has meanwhile slipped to a lowly eighth spot in the rankings You know it has been slim pickings in the recent past for the 44-year old Even the gruelling schedule at Russia may test Anand especially in the later stages of the tournament The eight-player double round-robin tournament has games coming at the rate of two in three days for more than a fortnight If Anand is to win the tournament he will not just have to produce more results than he has managed to in the recent past but also negotiate simultaneously his bete-noir Aronian The Armenian has always troubled Anand over the board and will also be setting the pace in the event In fact Anand will have to contend with Aronian from the get-go playing him in the first round Round One games: Dmitry Andreikin vs Vladimir Kramnik Sergey Karjakin vs Peter Svidler Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Veselin Topalov Viswanathan Anand vs Levon Aronian For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News Xavier’s, They reviewed it like a regular thriller, Kim, One of the major reasons of the couple wanting to have a second baby is to see that North gets a sibling close to her age.

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