newschess25 days ago

Koustav Chatterjee becomes 78th Grandmaster of India

As of January 1, there are now 78 chess Grandmasters (GMs) in India, with a 19-year-old named Koustav Chatterjee achieving his last norm.
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newschess2 months ago

16-year-old Aditya Mittal is India's 77th Grandmaster

Aditya Mittal, a chess player from Maharashtra, became the 77th Grandmaster in the country on Tuesday (GM). During the sixth round of the El Llobregat Open Chess Tournament in Spain, the 16-year-old accomplished this feat and reached the 2500 FIDE rating points, necessary to become a GM.
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newschess2 months ago

R Vaishali wins first Tata Steel Chess Women's Blitz, Harika takes bronze

At the Tata Steel Chess in Kolkata on Sunday, R Vaishali was named the first-ever women's blitz champion. Out of 18 rounds, the 21-year-old earned 13.5 points for the competition.
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newschess2 months ago

Tata Steel Chess | Women's competition to make debut at prestigious tournament

In the fourth Tata Steel Chess India Rapid and Blitz, which gets underway at the National Library on Tuesday, a women's event with prize money comparable to that of the open division will make its debut.
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newschess2 months ago

SL Narayanan gets bronze in world team chess, India comes in fourth

At the FIDE World Team Chess Championship, the two-round bronze medal play-off resulted in a draw, and India fell to Spain 1-3 in the blitz tie-break. The teams played to 2-2 ties in both rounds but Spain won the blitz tie-break as Vidit Santosh Gujrathi and Nihal Sarin lost their matches.
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newschess2 months ago

FIDE World Team Chess Championship | India get the better of United States, advance to quarters

India overcame USA 3-1 in a Pool B match in the fifth round on the strength of victories from Vidit Gujrathi and SL Narayanan to advance to the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Team Chess Championship. With their second victory, India will now face France on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
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newschess2 months ago

Champions Chess Tour Finals | Praggnanandhaa defeats Arjun Erigaisi, takes fifth place

The Meltwater Champions Tour Finals were held on Monday, and Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa finished fifth after defeating fellow countryman Arjun Erigaisi 2.5-0.5 in the seventh and final round. In 49 moves, Praggnanandhaa defeated the black pieces to win the first game rather easily.
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newschess2 months ago

Meltwater Champions Tour Finals | Praggnanandhaa and Erigaisi suffer their second successive defeat

In the second round of the Meltwater Champions Tour Finals on Wednesday, young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa lost to Dutch GM Anish Giri 2.5-3.5. Arjun Erigaisi, the other Indian competing in the prestigious tournament, was defeated 2.5 to 0.5 by world number one Magnus Carlsen.
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newschess3 months ago

D Gukesh defeats Magnus Carlsen, becomes youngest to achieve feat

On Sunday, Indian teen Grandmaster Dommaraju Gukesh defeated Magnus Carlsen to become the youngest player in history to do it. During the ninth round of the ongoing Aimchess Rapid Online competition, the young man from Tamil Nadu accomplished this achievement.
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newschess5 months 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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