newschessa day 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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newschess5 days 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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newschess6 days ago

AICF Chess Championship | Srija Seshadri beats Anna Zozulia to reach five-point mark

Indian woman International master Srija Seshadri has managed to outwit Belgium's IM Anna Zozulia in the ongoing AICF Chess Championship and reach the five-point mark after the end of the ninth round. Seshadri recovered from a loss and a draw in the previous two rounds of the tournament.
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newschess8 days ago

Srija Seshadri beats Divya Deshmukh at AICF Women Chess Championship

Indian Woman International Master Srija Seshadri defeated compatriot Divya Deshmukh in The AICF Women Grandmaster Chess Championship at the Acres Club, Mumbai. Srija beat Deshmukh in what was her third consecutive win, at the end of the sixth round of the tournament in just 27 moves.
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newschess12 days ago

Soumya Swaminathan pulls out from the Asian Team Chess Championship over headscarf protocol

Soumya Swaminathan has refused to participate in the Asian Team Chess Championship on account of the compulsory headscarf protocol kept by the host country, Iran. Citing the criteria to be a severe violation of her personal rights, she has decided to refrain from being a part of the tournament.
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newschess15 days ago

Mumbai Mayor Cup | IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni pulls off a stunner against GM Adam Tukhaev

Mumbai’s IM Vikramaditya Kulkarni has pulled an upset victory over GM Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine in an eighth round match of the 11th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament on Saturday. Along with Kulkarni, IM Visakh NR also scored an unexpected victory over GM Ivan Rozum of Russia.
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newschess20 days ago

Norway Chess | Viswanathan Anand plays out another draw as Carlsen suffers shock defeat

Former World No. 1 Viswanathan Anand has played out yet another draw against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan to take his points tally to 2.5 points at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. World number one Magnus Carlsen was handed a surprise defeat by American Wesley So to open the tournament.
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newschess21 days ago

Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Magnus Carlsen to keep title hopes alive

Playing with black, Viswanathan Anand managed to play out a draw with world number one Magnus Carlsen at the ongoing Altibox Norway Chess tournament to keep his title hopes alive. Before coming up against Anand, Carlsen had won both of his previous two matches in the tournament.
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newschess22 days ago

Viswanathan Anand holds Magnus Carlsen to a draw to remain in Norway title contention

Viswanathan Anand held Magnus Carlsen to a draw so as to remain in the contention for the top honours in the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament. After winning two games in a row with white pieces, Carlsen couldn't do much against Anand this time and the Norwegian was not quite happy with his play.
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newschess3 months ago

Grandmaster B Adhiban wins the Reykjavik Open 2018 – Bobby Fischer Memorial title

Baskaran Adhiban becomes just the second Indian Grandmaster to lift the Reykjavik Open title after Abhijeet Gupta won the title back in 2016. Adhiban managed to waive off pressure from Turkey’s Mustafa Yilmaz as he settled for a draw in the final round of the tournament to claim the title.
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