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17-year-old R Raja Rithvik becomes India's 70th chess Grand Master

Warangal's 17-year-old prodigy R Raja Rithvik on Monday became India's 70th Grand Master when he achieved the third norm during a tournament in Hungary. Prior to this, he had achieved the first norm in 2019, while the second norm had come in August this year during the he Skalica Open.
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newschess6 days ago

2021 Online Chess Olympiad | Favourites India crash out after semi-final loss to USA

Defending champions and favourites to win the match, India, crashed out of the Online Chess Olympiad after suffering a loss to the USA in the tie-breaker of the semi-final clash, on Tuesday. The USA will be up against Russia, the runners-up from the last edition, in the final of the ongoing event.
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newschess7 days ago

India reaches semi-final of Online Chess Olympiad with thrilling win over Ukraine

Defending champions India reached the semi-final of 2021 FIDE Online Chess Olympiad with a dramatic win over Ukraine in the last-eight fixture of the tournament. After both the teams won the first one round each, India edged past their European rivals with a win in the tiebreak blitz round.
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newschess14 days ago

Viswanathan Anand-led Indian team set to defend Online Chess Olympiad title

The Indian chess team, led by legendary player Vishwanathan Anand will defend its Online Chess Olympiad when their campaign in the top division starts on Wednesday. The team will be playing nine matches in the group stages from September 8-10, featuring in three matches each day.
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newschess2 years ago

Hat-trick of losses leave Koneru Humpy 12th in World Blitz Championship

A hat-trick of losses in the last three rounds ended Koneru Humpy's hopes at the women's Blitz Championships as she finished 12th overall in the two-day blitz competition in Moscow. Russia’s Kateryna Lagno and Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defended their titles in the respective categories.
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newschess2 years ago

Grand Chess Tour | No extra pressure making my debut as wild card, says Vidit Gujrathi

Making his debut on the Grand Chess Tour (GCT) as a wild-card entry, Vidit Gujrathi has said that he feels no pressure being part of a strong field of opponents. The India No.3 is brimming with confidence after claiming silver with his Czech team Navy Bor in the European Club Cup in Montenegro.
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newschess2 years ago

Tata Steel Chess India | Three-fold increase in prize money for Kolkata leg

The Tata Steel Chess India rapid and blitz event will see a three-fold increase in prize money in its second edition to be held at the iconic National Library in Kolkata from November 22. High-rated players such as Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will fight it out for the knight-shaped trophy.
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newschess2 years ago

BCA condemns three-member AICF equiry committee’s action on Atanu Lahiri

The Bengal Chess Association ad-hoc committee has strongly criticised the unilateral decision taken by the three-member All India Chess Federation enquiry committee in favour of the BCA secretary Atanu Lahiri. BCA vice-president Sayan Mukerji said that Lahiri has not been given the ‘clean chit’ yet.
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newschess2 years ago

Wang Hao defeat ends Vishwanathan Anand's Candidates dream

Wang Hao ended Viswanathan Anand’s slim hopes of claiming the lone qualifying spot for next year's Candidates Tournament in Russia, by handing out a defeat in the 10th round of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament in Chennai on Sunday. Anand will face Robson Ray in the final round of the event.
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newschess2 years ago

World Junior Chess Championship | Divya Deshmukh registers victory, Priyanka draws against top seed

India’s Divya Deshmukh managed to beat Mongolian Boldbaatar Altantuya in the seventh round of the ongoing World Junior Chess Championship in New Delhi. K Priyanka was the other star from the host nation in the seventh round of the world event as she managed to hold Chinese top seed Zhu Jiner.
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