newschess12 days ago

Chess World Cup | India’s challenge ends as V Gujrathi and SP Sethuraman bow out

While Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi lost to China's Ding Liren, Sethuraman Panayappan Sethuraman was ousted by Holland’s Anish Giri in the tie-break games of the third-round. The round also saw the shocking elimination of tournament favourites like Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura.
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newschess14 days ago

Chess World Cup | Magnus Carlsen loses to Bu Xiangzhiin; Anton Kovalyov not allowed to participate after breaching dress code

Magnus Carlsen’s 100 percent score came to an end with a shock defeat to Bu Xiangzhiin in the third round. He will now need to win as Black in the next game to stay in the tournament. In a strange incident, Canadian Grandmaster Anton Kovalyov was asked to leave the venue after turning up in shorts.
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newschess16 days ago

Chess World Cup | Viswanathan Anand bows out; SP Sethuraman draws against Harikrishna

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand has missed a chance to challenge his arch nemesis Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship after losing to Canadian Grandmaster Anton Kovalyov. On the other hand, SP Sethuraman easily held higher-ranked compatriot P Harikrishna to a draw.
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newschess17 days ago

World Chess Cup | P Harikrishna, B Adhiban progress to next round as M Karthikeyan crashes out

A mixed day for the Indian camp in the World Cup saw grandmasters P Harikrishna and B Adhiban progressing into the next round while Murali Karthikeyan was shown the door by Francisco Pons. Viswanathan Anand, S P Sethuraman, and Vidit Gujrathi had already progressed to the second round earlier.
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newschess18 days ago

Chess World Cup : Viswanathan Anand beats Li Tian Yeoh to enter round two

Despite suffering a few jittery moments, Viswanathan Anand managed to get the better of Malaysia’s Li Tian Yeoh to book his place in the second round of the Chess World Cup on Monday. Another Indian SP Sethuraman has also moved to the round two with a win against former champion Ruslan Ponmariov.
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newschessa month ago

Viswanathan Anand finishes ninth at Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz Chess tournament

Viswanathan Anand failed to finish strongly in the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Chess tournament finishing in the 9th place in the standings. Levon Aronian, however, ended up winning the tournament followed by Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura in second and third place respectively.
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newschessa month ago

In the comeback game, Kasparov holds Anand to a draw

Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov returned to competitive chess after 12 years with a draw against Indian GM Vishwanathan Anand at the St Louis rapid and blitz tournament. Both of them were laying against each other since the final tournament appearance in Linares in 2005.
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newschess3 months ago

Tania Sachdev leads India's win over USA at World Team Chess Championship

Tania Sachdev tore apart the defences of USA's Sabina Foisor to spearhead India's 2.5-1.5 victory over America in the second round of World's Team Chess Championship in Russia on Monday. India is now placed second on the table with Ukraine and Poland at three points each in the ten-team event.
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newschess3 months ago

Vishwanathan Anand suffers his second loss at Altibox Norway Chess

Vishwanathan Anand suffered his second loss in the fourth round of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament at the hands of Netherlands international Anish Giri. The five-time world champion was pressurised by Giri and eventually resigned on the 33rd move in the toughest tournament of the year.
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newschess7 months ago

Wanted to win gold, says World Chess Championships bronze medallist Harika Dronavalli

Harika Dronavalli, who won bronze at the World Chess Championships last month in Tehran, has said that although it was one of her best performances, she wanted to win gold. Dronavalli also thanked veteran Indian player Viswanathan Anand for tweeting his support after her win in Tehran. 
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