newschess13 hours ago

National Women Chess Championship | Divya Deshmukh starts shakily

The 46th National Women Chess Championship, being held in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, on Monday, saw young chess players wracking their brains out and getting exhausted with top seed Divya Deshmukh also falling prey. Deshmukh and Mrudul Dehankar, however, sits in fourth and fifth position o halfway mark.
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newschess15 hours ago

Vladimir Kramnix to train six Indian youngsters in Geneva

Chess grandmaster and former world champion Vladimir Kramnix will be training the likes of grandmaster Praggnaanandhaa and D Gukesh among others for a little more than 10 days next month. He has stated that India has a very promising future and wants to share his knowledge with budding players.
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newschess5 days ago

Prithu Gupta beats Lev Yankelevich to become India’s 64th Grandmaster

Prithu Gupta has become India's 64th Grandmaster, crossing the Elo threshold of 2500 points after beating IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019. Gupta, who started off late as a nine-year-old, has achieved the title at the age of 15 years, 4 months and 10 days.
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newschess15 days ago

Open International Chess | Raunak Sadhwani wins bronze medal in Blitz Chess

The first grandmaster from Nagpur, Raunak Sadhwani managed to clinch the bronze medal in the 9th Open International Chess tournament in Corsica, France. The 14-year-old from Maharashtra had only cleared the second norm a few days back to become the young International Master from the state.
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newschess15 days ago

Croatia Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand finishes 11th with nine draws

With only 4.5 points from 11 rounds, Viswanathan Anand finished 11th out of 12 players at the Croatia Grand Chess Tour, being held nine times, and defeated twice. World number one Magnus Carlsen took home the title with eight points, with Wesley So finishing second with seven points.
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newschess15 days ago

Commonwealth Chess Championship | Abhijeet Gupta, Tania Sachdev win gold medals

Abhijeet Gupta claimed his fifth title while Tania Sachdev retained the women’s title. While Gupta defeated Arjun Erigaisi to emerge the leader on the final day after it became a three-way affair in the ninth round, Tania took the title on superior tie-break score against Divya Deshmukh.
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newschess16 days ago

Commonwealth Chess | Abhijeet, Narayanan, Aravindh lead together to set up exciting finale

Saturday saw overnight leader Abhijeet Gupta managed to hold Swapnil Dhopade in a tedious match that helped him to move up to 6.5 points with second and third seeded S. L. Narayanan and third seed Aravindh Chithambaram. The seeded duo also won their respective games to set up a thrilling finale.
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newschess16 days ago

Croatia Grand Chess Tour | V Anand succumbs to second defeat against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand’s run in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour went from consistently average to poor as he lost his second game of the tournament to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov on Saturday. Meanwhile world champion Magnus Carlsen has kept his seven point lead at the top intact.
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newschess17 days ago

Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand held to a draw by Fabiano Caruana; Magnus Carlsen triumphs over Ding Liren

Viswanathan Anand’s subpar form in Zagreb continued as he played out yet another draw, this time against Fabiano Caruana of the United States, to practically end his chances of going to the top. Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen clinched yet another victory to maintain his position as the leader.
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newschess18 days ago

Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand draws against Ding Liren, Magnus Carlsen wins to claim top position

Viswanathan Anand’s wait for his first win in Croatia in the ongoing Grand Chess Tour continued as he was held to a quick draw by Chinese opponent Ding Liren. Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen continued his good stretch of form as he recorded his fifth win of the tournament to go to the top of the table.
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