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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand wins third straight game to maintain top-3 position in Norway Open

Viswanathan Anand of India resumed his winning streak in the Classical portion of the Norway Chess tournament on Friday, defeating Wang Hao of China in the third round to maintain his lead in the standings. After an ordinary classical match was deadlocked after 39 moves, Anand won the Armageddon.
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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand enters the top-10 rankings once again at 52

Renowned Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand has re-entered the world's top ten rankings in chess during the Norway Chess 2022 event, following a string of victories. A five-time world champion, Anand'srating improved to 2761 Elo, after winning two games in the tournament recently.
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newschess3 months ago

Chessable Masters | Praggnanandhaa loses final to China's Ding Liren

India's boy wonder Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa played an incredible two-round final against Ding Liren of China and force a tiebreak in the Chessable Masters, in the fourth leg of the nine-round tournament. Eventually the Indian lost the match by 2.5-1.5, 0.5-1.5 margin in the tiebreak playoffs.
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newschess3 months ago

R Praggnanandhaa defeats Wei Yi of China to go to the semifinals of the Chessable Masters

R Praggnanandhaa defeated Wei Yi of China 2.5-1.5 in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Chessable Masters 2022 online event quarterfinals. In the semifinals, 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa will face Anish Giri of the Netherlands, while Magnus Carlsen will face China's Ding Lirenin other semis.
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newschess4 months ago

Cheteshwar Pujara to miss Sussex’s season opener due to visa concerns

Cheteshwar Pujara’s debut for Sussex has been delayed until next week due to visa concerns as he will miss the side’s first County Championship fixture of the season starting this Thursday. Pujara, who was dropped from India's last Test series against Sri Lanka, was due to play for Sussex.
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newschess6 months ago

16-year-old R Praggnanandhaa creates history, beats Magnus Carlsen at Airthings Masters

R Praggnanandhaa stunned chess world when he upset five-time World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen with black pieces during the Airthings Masters. Praggnanandhaa had a difficult time in the tournament until he was placed against Carlsen as he had won a game against Armenian GM Levon Aronian only.
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newschess10 months ago

FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship | India beat Georgia in semis, to play Russia in summit clash

The Indian team made it to the final of FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship on Friday, October 1, after they beat Georgia convincingly. The Indian team of Tania Sachdev, Bhakti Kulkarni, D Harika and Many Ann Gomes will be up against the top-seed Russians, who defeated Ukraine in the semis.
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newschessa year ago

FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship | India register win over Spain in round 2

The Indian chess team scripted its first win in the FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship, having had the better of Spain 2.5-1.5 in the second group match. R.Vaishali pulled off a 47-point move win over Gutierrez in a Sicilian Four Knights Variation to seal the deal for India.
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newschessa year ago

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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newschessa year 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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