newschess5 days ago

Chess India Blitz | Viswanathan Anand gets better of Hikaru Nakamura to win title

Viswanathan Anand managed to beat American chess ace Hikaru Nakamura to clinch the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz title in Kolkata. The 48-year-old chess legend won the final in the play-off against the overnight leader Nakamura by tying with 12.5 points after 18 games.
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newschess8 days ago

Virat Kohli was emotional in his “leave India” comment, feels Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand has asserted that Virat Kohli got a bit emotional and had no control while he asked a fan to “leave India” on social media last week. The chess legend has also mentioned that in sports you see many characters and the one of the Indian skipper fits him the best.
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newschess9 days ago

World Women Chess Championship | Indian challenge ends as D Harika bows out

The Indian challenge came to an end at the World Women Chess Championship as Grandmaster D Harika lost to Russia’s Alexandra Kosteniuk. There will be no Indian representation in this USD 450000 world championship which will continue with last three rounds still to go in the women championship.
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newschess12 days ago

Viswanathan Anand lends support to include chess at Olympics

Viswanathan Anand has offered his support to ensure that the game of chess finds a spot in the Olympics, starting from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The international governing body for chess body has already applied for the same and expects a final decision to be made this summer.
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newschess13 days ago

Harika Dronavalli lone Indian in World Chess Championship as Koneru Humpy ousted

In the second round of the World Chess Championship, Koneru Humpy drew one and lost the other of her match in the round to make an exit from the tournament. Of the other women participants from India, only Harika Dronavalli remains in the fray as she drew both her matches in the second round.
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newschess16 days ago

Koneru Humpy reaches second round of World Women Chess Championship

Grandmaster Koneru Humpy defeated her Algerian counterpart Hayat Toubal in the second game of the first round of the World Women Chess Championship on Sunday. Out of the other Indian contenders, Bhakti Kulkarni was eliminated in the first round after losing a match and tying another.
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newschess25 days ago

Isle of Man International Chess Tournament | V. Anand registers a third win on Mixed Day for India

It was a mixed day for India at the Isle of the Man International Chess Tournament on Thursday as a Viswanathan Anand won his third victory and B. Adhiban held top seed Levon Aronian but, Abhijeet Gupta lost to Japenese- American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura at the event.
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newschessa month ago

India wins 3rd India-China Chess Summit

India has won the prestigious India–China Chess Summit for the first time by beating China in the final round in a very comprehensive manner. India broke the winning streak of China by match points 9 - 7 and game points 15.5 - 16.5 on the final day of the summit held in Bhubaneswar.
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newschessa month ago

Isle of Man tournament | Viswanathan Anand settles for draw against USA’s Robert Hess

Viswanathan Anand played out a hard-fought draw against American counterpart, Robert Hess, in the second round of the ongoing Isle of Man Chess tournament. Meanwhile, Indian youngsters - Vidit Gujarati, Vaibhav Suri, Abhijeet Gupta, V. Vishnu Prasanna, and Harsha Bharathakoti continued to impress.
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newschessa month ago

Viswanathan Anand outplays Raunak Sadhwani; S Kidambi draws Vladimir Kramnik

Viswanathan Anand pulled off a surprise win over youngster Raunak Sadhwani in the first round of Isle of Man International Chess tournament. Meanwhile, S Kidambi played out an impressive draw against Russian grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik in the opening round of the tournament.
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