newschess3 days ago

14-year-old Nihal Sarin finishes second in Al Sayyah International Blitz event in Dubai

Nihal Sarin has finished second in Al Sayyah International Blitz event in Dubai as he scored 7.5 points from a possible 9 to finish behind Russian GM Vladimir Fedoseev. Nihar, who achieved his maiden GM norm at the TV2 Fagernes International last year, is the twelfth youngest GM in chess history.
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newschess5 days ago

Viswanathan Anand finishes last in St. Louis Rapid and blitz

With a score of 13.5 points in total, Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand finished last in the St. Louis Rapid and blitz chess tournament. Anand's only achievement was a first-round victory over Hikaru Nakamura of the United States, who eventually turned out to be the winner of the tournament.
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newschess7 days ago

Prodigy Nihal Sarin earns India’s 53rd Grandmaster title with a draw at Abu Dhabi Masters Chess

India’s latest chess prodigy, Nihal Sarin has become India’s 53rd Grandmaster after a draw against Uzbekistan’s Temur Kuybokarov in the eighth round of the Abu Dhabi Masters Chess. Nihal is the third Grandmaster from Kerala after GN Gopal and SL Narayanan and currently has an ELO rating of 2556.
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newschess9 days ago

Vaishali R becomes the latest Woman Grandmaster from India

Vaishali R from Chennai has become the latest Woman Grandmaster (WGM) from India. The sister of the world's second-youngest Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali secured her third and final WGM norm at the Riga Technical University Open in Latvia where she bagged five points from her nine rounds.
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newschess14 days ago

Chess Olympiad | We are going to be fielding one of the strongest teams, says Grandmaster B Adhiban

Grandmaster B Adhiban has stated that the Indian team will be fielding one of the strongest team in the upcoming Chess Olympiad. Participating in the recent Asian Nations Cup, Indian men's chess team claimed a silver medal in classical section, while bagging a bronze in the rapid format.
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newschessa month ago

GM Srinath Narayanan wins Faroes Open 2018, makes it second title in two months

India Grandmaster Srinath Narayanan clinched the Faroes Open 2018 after a draw in the ninth round against International Master Maksim Vavulin of Russia making it his second title in two months. Srinath had won the third Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in May.
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newschess2 months ago

Divya Deshmukh and Raunak Sadhwani win individual gold at International Chess meets in Dubai and Delhi

Two international Masters from Maharashtra, Divya Deshmukh and Raunak Sadhwani, won individual gold medals at the International Chess meets in Dubai and Delhi, respectively. Participating in the open category as well, Deshmukh stood at the 61st rank spot from among 165 players from 12 countries.
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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand advices R Praggnanandhaa to go out there and enjoy

Viswanathan Anand has heaped praise on the country’s latest Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa and advised him not to worry about the expectations and just enjoy the game. Anand has also revealed that Praggnanandhaa came to visit him days after his title victory and he liked him immediately.
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newschess2 months ago

12-year-old Praggnanandhaa becomes second youngest Grandmaster in Chess

R Praggnanandhaa from India has created a sensation in the chess world by becoming the second youngest Grandmaster to have existed at all times, making India thoroughly proud of his achievement. The title was bestowed upon him during the Gredine Open in Italy where he earned his third GM norm.
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newschess2 months ago

Batkhuyag Munguntuul claims top honors in women grandmaster chess championship in Mumbai

Top-seeded International Master Batkhuyag Munguntuul from Mongolia lived up to her reputation to claim the top honors in the women grandmaster chess championship at the Acres Club in Mumbai. Indian International Master Srija Seshadri fought hard to finish third place in the championship.
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