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newschessa month ago

Praggnanandhaa defeats Magnus Carlsen once again to finish second at FTX Crypto Cup

R. Praggnanandhaa, a 17-year-old Indian chess prodigy, stunned Magnus Carlsen in the FTX Crypto Cup by defeating the reigning 5-time World Chess Champion, earning his third straight victory in his career against the Norwegian master. The boy from Tamil Nadu has been in sensational form this year.
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newschess2 months ago

Praggnanandhaa overcomes Alireza Firouzja, the top-ranked junior in the world

The best junior player in the world, Alireza Firouzja, was defeated by the teenage Indian grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa on Tuesday to kick off his run in the FTX Crypto Cup, the American leg of the Champions Chess Tour. The 17-year-old started the four-game tournament with a victory.
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newschess4 months ago

Viswanathan Anand wins third straight game to maintain top-3 position in Norway Open

Viswanathan Anand of India resumed his winning streak in the Classical portion of the Norway Chess tournament on Friday, defeating Wang Hao of China in the third round to maintain his lead in the standings. After an ordinary classical match was deadlocked after 39 moves, Anand won the Armageddon.
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newschess4 months ago

Viswanathan Anand enters the top-10 rankings once again at 52

Renowned Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand has re-entered the world's top ten rankings in chess during the Norway Chess 2022 event, following a string of victories. A five-time world champion, Anand'srating improved to 2761 Elo, after winning two games in the tournament recently.
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newschess4 months ago

Chessable Masters | Praggnanandhaa loses final to China's Ding Liren

India's boy wonder Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa played an incredible two-round final against Ding Liren of China and force a tiebreak in the Chessable Masters, in the fourth leg of the nine-round tournament. Eventually the Indian lost the match by 2.5-1.5, 0.5-1.5 margin in the tiebreak playoffs.
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newschess4 months ago

R Praggnanandhaa defeats Wei Yi of China to go to the semifinals of the Chessable Masters

R Praggnanandhaa defeated Wei Yi of China 2.5-1.5 in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Chessable Masters 2022 online event quarterfinals. In the semifinals, 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa will face Anish Giri of the Netherlands, while Magnus Carlsen will face China's Ding Lirenin other semis.
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newschess6 months ago

Cheteshwar Pujara to miss Sussex’s season opener due to visa concerns

Cheteshwar Pujara’s debut for Sussex has been delayed until next week due to visa concerns as he will miss the side’s first County Championship fixture of the season starting this Thursday. Pujara, who was dropped from India's last Test series against Sri Lanka, was due to play for Sussex.
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newschess8 months ago

16-year-old R Praggnanandhaa creates history, beats Magnus Carlsen at Airthings Masters

R Praggnanandhaa stunned chess world when he upset five-time World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen with black pieces during the Airthings Masters. Praggnanandhaa had a difficult time in the tournament until he was placed against Carlsen as he had won a game against Armenian GM Levon Aronian only.
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newschessa year ago

FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship | India beat Georgia in semis, to play Russia in summit clash

The Indian team made it to the final of FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship on Friday, October 1, after they beat Georgia convincingly. The Indian team of Tania Sachdev, Bhakti Kulkarni, D Harika and Many Ann Gomes will be up against the top-seed Russians, who defeated Ukraine in the semis.
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newschessa year ago

FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship | India register win over Spain in round 2

The Indian chess team scripted its first win in the FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship, having had the better of Spain 2.5-1.5 in the second group match. R.Vaishali pulled off a 47-point move win over Gutierrez in a Sicilian Four Knights Variation to seal the deal for India.
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