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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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newschess9 months ago

13-year-old Raunak Sadhwani to become India's 65th Grand Master

Young Raunak Sadhwani is set to become India's next Grand Master, which would be the country's 65th one, after he managed to churn out a draw against Gabriel Sagrissian to take four points from seven rounds. Other matches saw S. L. Narayanan, D. Gukesh, and D. Harika winning with black pieces.
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newschess10 months ago

Nihal Sarin, Adhiban crash out of Chess World Cup 2019

India's B Adhiban and Nihal Sarin both crashed out of the ongoing Chess World Cup in Russia on Sunday as the two them were handed defeats in their second round rapid tie-breaker games. After these exits, India’s hopes in the competition rest solely on Pentala Harikrishna and Vidit Gujrathi.
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newschess10 months ago

Chess World Cup | Vidit Gujrathi amongst four Indians to advance to second round

India had a pretty decent start at the Chess World Cup with the likes of Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin, and B Adhiban advancing to the next round. Other results saw only one Indian getting eliminated in the first round while five others managed to force a tie-breaker on the opening day.
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newschess10 months ago

Chess World Cup | Viswanathan Anand not among 10 Indians competing

India would be having as many as ten players participating in the Chess World Cup, which has been scheduled to begin from Monday, but veteran Viswanathan Anand won’t be one of them. The finalists in this tournament would be getting play in the Candidates cycle leading to World Chess Championship.
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newschessa year ago

I never play for a draw, always want to win, reveals B Adhiban

Baskaran Adhiban, nicknamed ‘The Beast’, spoke openly about his aggressive approach to every game which has helped him work wonders in the international chess circuit. Adhiban crossed the 2700 ELO rating mark after impressing at the recent World Teams Championship with the Indian team.
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newschessa year ago

Viswanathan Anand expects medal after chess reinstated in Asiad 2022

Viswanathan Anand sounded excited about India’s prospect in chess at the next Asian Games in 2022 after it was reinstated into the quadrennial tournament and admitted that he was expecting a medal. India had last won two gold medals in the Asiad back in 2006, and two bronze medals in 2010.
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newschessa year ago

Indian men defeat Egypt at World Team Chess Championship; Indian women defeat Armenia

Indian GM B Adhiban defeated higher-placed opponent Amin Bassem on the top board as Indian men registered a 3.5-0.5 victory over Egypt in the third round of World Team Chess Championship. Meanwhile, the Indian women they defeated Armenia 2.5-1.5 to stay in the hunt for a medal in the tournament.
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newschessa year ago

World Chess Championships | Indian men stun Sweden as women stop Georgia

India’s chess contingent had a good day in office as the men overcame Sweden with a crushing 3.5-0.5 win quite expectantly, while the women did magnificently to hold high-ranked Georgia to a 2-2 draw. India, China, Russia, USA, and England are on two points with five other teams yet to get points.
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newschess2 years ago

Isle of Man International Chess Tournament | V. Anand registers a third win on Mixed Day for India

It was a mixed day for India at the Isle of the Man International Chess Tournament on Thursday as a Viswanathan Anand won his third victory and B. Adhiban held top seed Levon Aronian but, Abhijeet Gupta lost to Japenese- American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura at the event.
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