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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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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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newschessa year 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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newschessa year 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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reportchessa year ago

P Harikrishna beats Nihal Sarin at TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament

Indian chess player P Harikirishna has beaten compatriot Nihal Sarin in the fourth round of the ongoing TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament in Malmo, Sweden. After the completion of the fourth round Grandmaster Harikrishna is leading the table alongside Englishman Gawain Jones with 3.0/4 each.
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newschessa year ago

India’s Nihal Sarin becomes third youngest player to cross 2600 Elo rating barrier

India chess ace Nihal Sarin became the third youngest player in the history after America’s John Burke and China’s Wei Yi to surpass 2600 Elo rating barrier. With this, Sarin has overcome fellow Indian Parimarjan Negi, who had achieved 2600 Elo at the age of 15 years and 11 months.
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newschess2 years ago

14-year-old Nihal Sarin finishes second in Al Sayyah International Blitz event in Dubai

Nihal Sarin has finished second in Al Sayyah International Blitz event in Dubai as he scored 7.5 points from a possible 9 to finish behind Russian GM Vladimir Fedoseev. Nihar, who achieved his maiden GM norm at the TV2 Fagernes International last year, is the twelfth youngest GM in chess history.
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newschess2 years ago

Prodigy Nihal Sarin earns India’s 53rd Grandmaster title with a draw at Abu Dhabi Masters Chess

India’s latest chess prodigy, Nihal Sarin has become India’s 53rd Grandmaster after a draw against Uzbekistan’s Temur Kuybokarov in the eighth round of the Abu Dhabi Masters Chess. Nihal is the third Grandmaster from Kerala after GN Gopal and SL Narayanan and currently has an ELO rating of 2556.
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newschess2 years ago

Chess | B Adhiban stays in first place in Reykjavik Open, Nihal Sarin joint second

Indian Grandmaster B Adhiban, who started the tournament as the fourth-ranked player, has managed to retain his place at the top of the standings alongside top seed Richard Rapport. However, after a draw in round seven, Nihal Sarin has dropped a place and is now placed in second position.
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