newschess2 days ago

All India Chess Federation to cut down legal expenses

As per an official of the All India Chess Federation, the federation is looking ahead to cut down the legal expenses from this year. As per the annual report, an amount of Rs. 33,82,585 was counted as ‘Legal Expenses’ last year, which is higher than the previous financial year, ending on March 31.
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newschess9 days ago

Nihal Sarin wins blitz event in Asian Continental Chess Championship

14-year old Indian Grand Master Nihal Sarin has secured a win at the Asian Continental Chess Championship in Xingtai in the blitz event. The tournament also saw Karthikeyan Murali, SP Sethuraman, Srinath Narayanan and Abhijeet Gupta qualify for the World Cup on the basis of their respective results.
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newschess13 days ago

Altibox Norway Chess | Viswanathan Anand’s winning streak ends against Yu Yangyi of China

India’s Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand’s three-match winning streak came to a halt as he lost to China’s Yu Yangyi in the tie-break game in the sixth round of Altibox Norway chess tournament. In other game, Magnus Carlsen won from the jaws of defeat capitalizing on Ding Liren’s blunder.
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newschess14 days ago

Six Indian Grandmasters qualify for Grand Swiss Tournament

Six Indian chess Grandmasters have made it to the Grand Swiss Chess Tournament to be held in the Isle of Man from October 10 to 21. The list of Indian chess player qualified for the tournament also including legendary Viswanathan Anand who will take part in the tournament later in 2019.
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newschess18 days ago

Norway Chess | Viswanathan Anand drops to rock bottom after losing to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand’s run at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament went from bad to worse as he went to the bottom of the table after losing to Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Anand is now placed at the bottom alongside France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with half a point each.
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newschess23 days ago

Nihal Sarin becomes youngest Indian to cross the 2600 FIDE rating milestone

Nihal Sarin became the youngest Indian chess player to cross 2600 Elo points on FIDE's rating list after his performance in the TePe Sigeman & Co. International Tournament in Malmo. The 14-year-old from Kerala also became the third youngest player in the world to cross the iconic milestone.
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newschessa month ago

FIDE to restore Elo ratings of banned Indian players

World Chess body - FIDE - decided to restore the Elo ratings of numerous Indian chess players on Monday who were banned by the All-India Chess Federation. However, the FIDE’s announcement hasn’t clarified yet what procedure they would be following once the players are restored back.
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newschessa month ago

Grandmaster Sahaj Grover manages to retain doubles in Arnold Classic

Topping the rapid field by scoring nine points from 10 rounds and aggregating 8.5 from 10 rounds in the blitz section, Sahaj Grover retained the double in SWVG Arnold Classic rapid and blitz chess tournament. It is organized by Arnold Schwarzenegger and by Kasparov Chess Foundation.
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reportchess2 months ago

P Harikrishna beats Nihal Sarin at TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament

Indian chess player P Harikirishna has beaten compatriot Nihal Sarin in the fourth round of the ongoing TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament in Malmo, Sweden. After the completion of the fourth round Grandmaster Harikrishna is leading the table alongside Englishman Gawain Jones with 3.0/4 each.
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newschess2 months ago

Swayams Mishra becomes 62nd Grandmaster from India

Swayams Mishra has become India’s 62nd Grandmaster chess player after getting his third and final GM norm at the Polonia Wroclaw Master Cup in Poland. The 26-year-old chess player Mishra had claimed his first GM norm in 2014 during the KIIT Open which was held in his home town Bhubaneswar.
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