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newschess5 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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newschess6 months ago

World Youth Chess Championship | Aronyak Ghoash wins thriller against top seed Hans Niemann

India’s Candidate Master Aronyak Ghosh registered a thrilling victory against top seed Hans Niemann of the USA in the Under-16 Open category of the World Youth Chess Championship in Mumbai on Thursday. With the win, Aronyak joins Hans and Russian IM Rudik Makarian at the top with seven points.
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newschess6 months ago

World Youth Chess Championship | Praggnanandhaa gets the better of compatriot Iniyan, shares lead with Aryan Gholami

R Praggnanandhaa defeated compatriot P Iniyan in the highly-anticipated battle between two Grand Masters of India in the World Youth Chess Championship (WYCC) in Mumbai on Wednesday. With this pivotal win, Praggnanandhaa joins Iran’s IM Aryan Gholami in the Under-18 Open category lead.
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newschess6 months ago

World Youth Chess C’ship | R Praggnanandhaa slips to second position after disappointing draw

India’s Grand Master R Praggnanandhaa could only manage a draw against top seed Sargsyan Shant of Armenia that saw him losing his lead to Iran’s Aryan Gholami as the Indian went down to second spot. International Master Mitrabha Guha and Grand Master P Iniyan also joined him after their results.
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newschess6 months ago

World Youth Chess Ch’ship | Praggnanandhaa holds Gholami as A Divya Deshmukh wins

India had a half-decent day at the World Youth Chess Championship where Grand master R Praggnanandhaa did extremely well to churn out a draw against Iran’s Aryan Gholami. In the U-14 Girls match, International Master Divya Deshmukh got the better of Kazakhstan’s Liya Kurmangaliyeva.
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newschess6 months ago

World Youth Chess Championship | Pranav Anand, Rakshitta Ravi continue India's dominance in U-14 categories

The Indians continued their dominance in the Under-14 categories of the World Youth Chess Championship (WYCC) with Pranav Anand and Rakshitta Ravi registering swift victories in Mumbai on Saturday. Pranav is tied for the lead with two others in the U-14 Open category while Rakshitta is in sole lead.
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newschess6 months ago

World Youth Chess Championship | Mixed luck for India as Divya Deshmukh suffers upset

India’s top players enjoyed mixed luck in round four of the World Youth Chess Championship (WYCC) in Mumbai on Friday with top-seed in the Girls U14, Divya Deshmukh, suffering an upset defeat. GMs Iniyan and Praggnanandhaa topped the points table in the Open Under-18 category with 3.5 points each.
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newschess6 months ago

World Youth Chess Ch’ship | Praggnanandhaa and Divya Deshmukh held in India’s setback

Both Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa and Woman International Master Divya Deshmukh were held to a draw by significantly lower opponents in the third round of the World Youth Chess Championship. However, they would still have a lot of time to get back on track as their coach pointed out.
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newschess8 months ago

R Praggnanandhaa claims Xtracon Chess Open title in Copenhagen

R Praggnanandhaa drew his last game at the Xtracon Chess Open on Sunday to be named winner after having claimed seven wins and two draws in the previous rounds. The 13-year old chess prodigy stated he was satisfied with his performance and talked about the training he has been receiving of late.
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newschess8 months ago

Vladimir Kramnix to train six Indian youngsters in Geneva

Chess grandmaster and former world champion Vladimir Kramnix will be training the likes of grandmaster Praggnaanandhaa and D Gukesh among others for a little more than 10 days next month. He has stated that India has a very promising future and wants to share his knowledge with budding players.
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