newschess4 days ago

Chess World Cup | Vidit Gujrathi amongst four Indians to advance to second round

India had a pretty decent start at the Chess World Cup with the likes of Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin, and B Adhiban advancing to the next round. Other results saw only one Indian getting eliminated in the first round while five others managed to force a tie-breaker on the opening day.
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newschess7 days ago

Chess World Cup | Viswanathan Anand not among 10 Indians competing

India would be having as many as ten players participating in the Chess World Cup, which has been scheduled to begin from Monday, but veteran Viswanathan Anand won’t be one of them. The finalists in this tournament would be getting play in the Candidates cycle leading to World Chess Championship.
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newschess13 days ago

Vivaan Saraogi narrowly misses out on gold in World Cadet Chess Championship

Vivaan Saraogi suffered an unfortunate defeat in the last round of the U-8 Open tournament in China which saw him slip from the first position to fifth as he lost out on gold by a mere single point. AR Ilampathari was his only compatriot who also managed to claim a top-five finish in the chess meet.
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newschessa month ago

I feel there's lots to be done to improve chess in Bengal, opines Surya Shekhar Ganguly

Surya Shekhar Ganguly has called for a change in the integrated coaching system in Bengal in order to improve the quality of players being produced by the state. While Tamil Nadu has given birth to 23 GMs, Bengal has contributed only eight so far, from amongst the 64 GMs of the country.
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newschessa month ago

Sinquefield Cup | Viswanathan Anand sneaks a draw to remain on top after third round

Vishwanathan Anand managed to play out a draw against Armenia's Levon Aronian that helped the Indian to hold on to his half-point lead at the top of the table in the ongoing Sinquefield Cup. For the second consecutive day in the tournament, all the players in contention had to settle for a draw.
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newschessa month ago

Organisers shorten National Under-25 Chess Championship in Kashmir

The organisers of the National Under-25 Chess Championship in Kashmir were forced to reduce the nine-round meet to seven rounds after the Centre scraped Article 370 August 5. They also had to make arrangements for safe transportation for the participating players and their families.
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newschessa month ago

Belt and Road International Open | India’s Surya Sekhar Ganguly wins title worth $50,000

Surya Sekhar Ganguly became one of the few Indian chess players to win such a high prize money in a tournament after he finished at the top of the Belt and Road International Open in Changsha city of Hunan Province, China, on Tuesday. Apart from him, six other Indians participated in category A.
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newschessa month ago

Contempt proceedings against All India Chess Federation dropped by Competition Commission

The Competition Commission has ruled against the contempt competition filed by Karun Daggal, Gurpreet Pal Singh, and Devendra Bajpai against the All India Chess Federation. The three players had been banned by the Federation last year and were seeking compensation for loss of opportunities.
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newschess2 months ago

Biel International | Vidit Gujrathi wins tournament with a round to spare

Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi did brilliantly to show his holistic prowess as he excelled in all the three formats – classic, rapid, and blitz – to seal the first place with 31 points and one round still remaining. With the title now his, the chess player would focus earn a valuable ranking.
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newschess2 months ago

R Praggnanandhaa claims Xtracon Chess Open title in Copenhagen

R Praggnanandhaa drew his last game at the Xtracon Chess Open on Sunday to be named winner after having claimed seven wins and two draws in the previous rounds. The 13-year old chess prodigy stated he was satisfied with his performance and talked about the training he has been receiving of late.
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