newschessa day ago

Respect Anup sir a lot and I’m not happy defeating him, says Divya Deshmukh

14-year-old Divya Deshmukh stated that she wasn’t happy after she managed to get the better of her mentor Anup Desmukh in the final round of the Goa Open International Chess meet. In other matches, International Master 62nd seed Sankalp Gupta lost to Indian Grandmaster Venkatesh MR to finish 75th.
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newschessa day ago

Relieved to have achieved goal, says India’s 63rd Grandmaster Girish A. Koushik

India’s 63rd Grandmaster Girish A. Koushik stated that he was more relieved than happy upon achieving the feat much later than the 22-year-old was touted to be. Koushik got it at the 37th Balaton International Chess Festival after he got his previous GM norms in Mallorca and Budapest.
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newschess4 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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newschess11 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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newschess15 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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newschess16 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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newschess20 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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newschess25 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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