newschess24 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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newschessa month 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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newschessa month 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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newschess2 months 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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newschess2 months 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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newschess2 months ago

World Chess Olympiad | Indian men’s team lose to Armenia while Women draw against Italy

The Indian men’s chess team which included Viswanathan Anand and P Harikrishna slumped to a 1.5-2.5 defeat against eighth-seed Armenia at the World Chess Olympiad being played in Georgia. The women’s team, however, were held to a 2-2 draw against Italy in the ninth round of the Olympiad.
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newschess2 months ago

Chess Olympiad | Indian men beat Czech Republic, women suffer painful defeat

Indian chess team witnessed a mixed-bag day in the Chess Olympiad as the men secured a tight win over the Czech Republic by a margin of 2.5-1.5. However, women's team suffered a shocking defeat against Hungary in the eighth round by scoring 1-3 at 43rd World Chess Olympiad at Georgia.
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newschess2 months ago

Chess Olympiad | Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna, K Sasikiran continue winning streak

Indian trio of Viswanathan Anand, P Harikrishna, and K Sasikiran continued India’s winning streak at the ongoing World Chess Olympiad in Georgia as they coasted to 3.5-0.5 win over Canada in the third round. Meanwhile, the women’s team were held to a 2-2 draw with Serbia in round three.
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newschess2 months ago

Chess Olympiad | Anand dominate Austria completely; women squashes Venezuela 4-0

After a gap of 12 years, Viswanathan Anand made a commanding win by a margin of 3.5-0.5 against Austria in the second round at Batumi, Georgia. The third round will pit India against Canada and Serbia in the women’s, but this time the challenge might get a bit tougher than the previous one.
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newschess2 months ago

India off to a winning start in 43rd Chess Olympiad

Indian women chess team has got off to a great start in the 43rd Chess Olympiad as they cruised into the next round with a 4-0 win against New Zealand. The Indian men also recorded a victory against El Salvador 3.5-0.5 with B. Adhihan, Hari Krishna and Vidit Gujrathi winning their matches.
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