newschess18 days ago

Swayams Mishra becomes 62nd Grandmaster from India

Swayams Mishra has become India’s 62nd Grandmaster chess player after getting his third and final GM norm at the Polonia Wroclaw Master Cup in Poland. The 26-year-old chess player Mishra had claimed his first GM norm in 2014 during the KIIT Open which was held in his home town Bhubaneswar.
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newschess18 days ago

India’s Nihal Sarin becomes third youngest player to cross 2600 Elo rating barrier

India chess ace Nihal Sarin became the third youngest player in the history after America’s John Burke and China’s Wei Yi to surpass 2600 Elo rating barrier. With this, Sarin has overcome fellow Indian Parimarjan Negi, who had achieved 2600 Elo at the age of 15 years and 11 months.
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newschessa month ago

P Iniyan secures eight position at Dubai Open Chess C’ship

P Iniyan has put up a satisfactory performance to reach the eighth position in the Dubai Open Chess Championship, which was played between March 31 and April 12 April. He secured wins over various Indian players in the runup to the final round, and ended up at the best position among them.
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newschessa month ago

Shamkir Chess Open | Viswanathan Anand settles for fourth; Magnus Carlsen ends on a high

Viswanathan Anand had to make do with the fourth spot in the recently concluded Shamkir Chess Open held in Azerbaijan as he played out a draw former world championship challenger Veselin Topalov. Meanwhile, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen won his final bout against Russia’s Alexander Grischuk.
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newschessa month ago

Dubai Open | Divya Desmukh fights back with 76-move win on eighth day

13-year-old Divya Deshmukh had to stage a fight back for the second time in eight days in the 21st Dubai Open on Monday, as she slogged for over four hours to make to advance in the international rated meet. Other city masters, Shailesh Dravid and Mrudul Dehankar lost their respective games.
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newschess2 months ago

Dubai Open Chess | Raunak Sadhwani secures a draw against four-time Venezuela champ

13-year old Raunak Sadhwani defended well with his black pieces to force a thoroughly deserved draw against Venezuela’s Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo on the eighth board. Raunak, currently placed joint third, will face-off with 16th-seeded Argentine GM Alan Picho in the fifth round on Saturday.
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newschess2 months ago

Gashimov Memorial Chess | Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand in Round 2

Magnus Carlsen has got the batter of Vishwanathan Anand in the second round of the ongoing Gashimov Memorial chess tournament at at Shamkir in Azerbaijan. Anand, who drew his opening round game against David Navara, will now play Mamedyarov Shakhriyar in the next round of the tournament. 
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newschess2 months ago

I never play for a draw, always want to win, reveals B Adhiban

Baskaran Adhiban, nicknamed ‘The Beast’, spoke openly about his aggressive approach to every game which has helped him work wonders in the international chess circuit. Adhiban crossed the 2700 ELO rating mark after impressing at the recent World Teams Championship with the Indian team.
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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand expects medal after chess reinstated in Asiad 2022

Viswanathan Anand sounded excited about India’s prospect in chess at the next Asian Games in 2022 after it was reinstated into the quadrennial tournament and admitted that he was expecting a medal. India had last won two gold medals in the Asiad back in 2006, and two bronze medals in 2010.
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newschess2 months ago

World Team Chess Championship | Indian men flounder in the final round to finish fourth

India were placed at a joint second prior to the final round but it was a disappointing finish as they went down 1.5-2.5 after putting up a great fight against Russia in the final round on Thursday. A draw in the final round, or a victory would have given them a bronze or a silver respectively.
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