Soumya Swaminathan withdrew from a tournament in Iran because of the compulsory headscarf rule in the country.
Viswanathan Anand endured a difficult first day but came storming back on the final day of the World Blitz Chess Championship.
Viswanathan Anand beat World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen to lift the World Rapid Chess Championship title.
Viswanathan Anand crashed out of the World Cup after playing out a draw in a must-win game against Anton Kovalyov of Canada in the second round
Anand's dip in form continued against Kovalyov who kept his nerves in a thrilling game after a speculative piece sacrifice by the Indian ace.
Kasparov, who dominated the game for more than 15 years, will compete against nine top players, including current world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway, at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri, they said.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly missed an elementary mate in three moves to let Magnus Carlsen draw with a perpetual check at the World Chess Championship
The highlights of Viswanathan Anand's campaign were the innovative ideas he displayed, while the lone low point was the defeat against Hikaru Nakamura in the third round.
Viswanathan Anand is at the joint fourth spot with three points, 1.5 point behind leader Wesley So.
Viswanathan Anand caught Wesley So completely off guard and the American took a safer route to equality rather than test the Indian in any complex variations.
The tide could have turned differently but it was a difficult chance that Viswanathan Anand missed in his calculation.
Viswanathan Anand came out all guns blazing in the London Chess Classic second round encounter against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and got rewarded for his efforts as the Frenchman did not quite find a real defence.
It turned out to be an easy day in office for Viswanathan Anand according to machines even as the pundits thought the Indian ace was not up to the mark against the younger American
Magnus Carlsen defeated Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin in the final phase of four quick-fire extra games at the World Chess Championship. The 12 regular rounds ended in a draw
Almost three weeks after the Chess World Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Sergei Karyakin began, the last scheduled game ended on Monday in a draw - just like nine of the previous 11 games
Legend has it India exported the ancient form of chess to Persia, giving King Chosroes Anushirvan a game that was invented just for him: the game of "four kings", or "chaturanga".
The game with Levon Aronian was a tense affair wherein both players could claim to be slightly superior at some point in the game. However the Italian opening by Viswanathan Anand did not yield enough to press for a win
Viswanathan Anand remained third as the penultimate round yet again provided no fireworks and all the five games ended in truce resulting in no change in standings for the second day running