newschess9 days ago

Vishwanathan Anand not worried about his form going into World Chess Olympiad

Vishwanathan Anand will make a comeback into the Indian team after 12 years as they take part in the 43rd Chess Olympiad to be held in Georgia from September 23. Anand has stated that he is not worried about his form at the tournament and is rather happy to be a part of a good team.
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newschess10 days ago

Kolkata to host India's first international chess tournament

Kolkata will see as many as 11 top-ranked chess players, including Vishwanathan Anand, part in the Tata Steel Chess India tournament that would take place from November 9-14, 2018. The US$ 40,000 prize event will have USD10,000 as first prize and USD 7,500 as second in the Rapid and Blitz games.
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newschessa month ago

Sinquefield Cup chess | Viswanathan Anand registers sixth consecutive draw

Viswanathan Anand played out yet another draw at the ongoing Sinquefield Cup chess against Fillipino-American player Wesley So in the sixth round of the tournament. Meanwhile, Fabiano Caruana of the United States is just a win away from displacing Magnus Carlsen as the top-ranked chess player.
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newschessa month ago

India’s Soundarya Pradhan wins silver at World Junior for Blind and Visually Impaired

India’s Soundarya Pradhan won the silver medal at the World Junior for Blind and Visually Impaired 2018, creating a new record for India. His achievement in Solec Zdroj, Poland is the best ever performance by an Indian at the world juniors for the visually challenged, according to Chessbase India.
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newschessa month ago

Sinquefield Cup | Viswanathan Anand draws match against Magnus Carlsen

Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand played out a draw against Magnus Carlsen in the Sinquefield Cup. As of now, Viswanathan Anand and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France are sharing the fifth position in the tournament with Wesley So of United States tailing them, with half a point behind.
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newschessa month 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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newschessa month 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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newschessa month 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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newschessa month 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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newschess2 months 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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