newschess5 days 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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newschess7 days 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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newschess8 days ago

Vietnam Masters | Divya Deshmukh ends tournament on positive note

Indian chess prodigy, Divya Deshmukh, upset 50th seed - Nava Roderick - in the ninth round of the 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament in Vietnam to end the tournament on a high. 92nd ranked Divya finished the meet at five points as she claimed a much-higher 56th position.
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newschess9 days ago

World Team Chess Championship | Indian men’s team draws with Azerbaijan; women thrash USA 4-0

The Indian men’s team drew on all boards against Azerbaijan in the ongoing World Team Chess Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan and have slipped to the third spot on the table. On the other hand, the Indian women’s team crushed the USA 4-0 to remain in contention of a podium finish.
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newschess9 days ago

Chess to return in 2022 Asian Games

Chess will make a return at the 19th Asiad scheduled from September 10 to 25 in China’s Hangzhou after the Olympic Council of Asia confirmed the development to World Chess Federation. This comes as a delightful news for Chess as it was omitted for the previous two editions in 2018 and 2014.
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newschess10 days ago

World Teams Chess Championship | Indian men’s team stays second after beating Kazakhstan, women lose to China

The Indian men’s chess team thrashed hosts Kazakhstan 3.5-0.5 to stay at the second position with a total of nine points in six rounds at the World Teams Chess Championship. On the other hand, the Indian women’s team lost to China by 1.5-2.5 points in the prestigious event being played in Astana.
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newschess14 days ago

Indian men defeat Egypt at World Team Chess Championship; Indian women defeat Armenia

Indian GM B Adhiban defeated higher-placed opponent Amin Bassem on the top board as Indian men registered a 3.5-0.5 victory over Egypt in the third round of World Team Chess Championship. Meanwhile, the Indian women they defeated Armenia 2.5-1.5 to stay in the hunt for a medal in the tournament.
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newschess16 days ago

P Iniyan crowned India’s 61st chess Grandmaster

16-year old P Iniyan became India’s 61st Grandmaster after he managed to defeat GM Fedorchuk at the ongoing Noisiel Open in France on Tuesday. After pulling off a memorable win against his senior opponent, Iniyan crossed the 2500-point in ELO ratings and secured the Grandmaster title.
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newschess16 days ago

World Chess Championships | Indian men stun Sweden as women stop Georgia

India’s chess contingent had a good day in office as the men overcame Sweden with a crushing 3.5-0.5 win quite expectantly, while the women did magnificently to hold high-ranked Georgia to a 2-2 draw. India, China, Russia, USA, and England are on two points with five other teams yet to get points.
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newschess18 days ago

World Team Chess Championship | Swapnil Dhopade appointed India women’s team coach

Swapnil Dhopade has been named as the new coach of the India women’s team for the World Team Chess Championship which is starting from today in Astana, Kazakhstan. The championship is a 12-day event organised by the World Chess Federation (Fide) and will continue till March 15.
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