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newschess6 months ago

Hat-trick of losses leave Koneru Humpy 12th in World Blitz Championship

A hat-trick of losses in the last three rounds ended Koneru Humpy's hopes at the women's Blitz Championships as she finished 12th overall in the two-day blitz competition in Moscow. Russia’s Kateryna Lagno and Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defended their titles in the respective categories.
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newschess8 months ago

Grand Chess Tour | No extra pressure making my debut as wild card, says Vidit Gujrathi

Making his debut on the Grand Chess Tour (GCT) as a wild-card entry, Vidit Gujrathi has said that he feels no pressure being part of a strong field of opponents. The India No.3 is brimming with confidence after claiming silver with his Czech team Navy Bor in the European Club Cup in Montenegro.
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newschess8 months ago

Tata Steel Chess India | Three-fold increase in prize money for Kolkata leg

The Tata Steel Chess India rapid and blitz event will see a three-fold increase in prize money in its second edition to be held at the iconic National Library in Kolkata from November 22. High-rated players such as Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will fight it out for the knight-shaped trophy.
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newschess8 months ago

BCA condemns three-member AICF equiry committee’s action on Atanu Lahiri

The Bengal Chess Association ad-hoc committee has strongly criticised the unilateral decision taken by the three-member All India Chess Federation enquiry committee in favour of the BCA secretary Atanu Lahiri. BCA vice-president Sayan Mukerji said that Lahiri has not been given the ‘clean chit’ yet.
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newschess8 months ago

Wang Hao defeat ends Vishwanathan Anand's Candidates dream

Wang Hao ended Viswanathan Anand’s slim hopes of claiming the lone qualifying spot for next year's Candidates Tournament in Russia, by handing out a defeat in the 10th round of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament in Chennai on Sunday. Anand will face Robson Ray in the final round of the event.
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newschess8 months ago

World Junior Chess Championship | Divya Deshmukh registers victory, Priyanka draws against top seed

India’s Divya Deshmukh managed to beat Mongolian Boldbaatar Altantuya in the seventh round of the ongoing World Junior Chess Championship in New Delhi. K Priyanka was the other star from the host nation in the seventh round of the world event as she managed to hold Chinese top seed Zhu Jiner.
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newschess8 months ago

R Vaishali and co. set to pose threat to Mobina Alinasab at World Junior Chess Championship

Mobina Alinasab, the leader in the girls’ section with 5.5 points, will face her biggest threats in the form of the host nation’s medal aspirants, led by R Vaishali. Meanwhile, Iranian top seed Amin Tabatabaei escaped being barred from taking further part in the World Junior Chess Championship.
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newschess8 months ago

Viswanathan Anand held in ninth round of FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament

Viswanathan Anand was held by Russia’s Kirill Alekseenko in the ninth round of FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament on Saturday, significantly denting his hopes of qualifying for the Candidates Tournament. Among the other Indians at the event, P Hari Krishna and Raunak Sadhwani registered wins.
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newschess8 months ago

Raunak Sadhwani becomes India's 65th Grandmaster

Indian chess player Raunak Sadhwani has become the 65th Grandmaster from the country as he continued his dream run at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss. Sadhwani got the better of Russia's Alexander Motylev to reach five points which is one more than what is needed to be a Grandmaster.
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newschess8 months ago

Viswanathan Anand jumps to fourth place in FIDE Grand Swiss Chess

India’s ace chess player Viswanathan Anand is now at the fourth place behind leaders Fabiano Caruana, David Anton Guijarro and Levon Aronian at the ongoing FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss in Douglas. Anand’s fourth win in the event has taken his overall tally to 5.5 points in the competition.
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