newschess19 days ago

Meltwater Champions Tour Finals | Praggnanandhaa and Erigaisi suffer their second successive defeat

In the second round of the Meltwater Champions Tour Finals on Wednesday, young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa lost to Dutch GM Anish Giri 2.5-3.5. Arjun Erigaisi, the other Indian competing in the prestigious tournament, was defeated 2.5 to 0.5 by world number one Magnus Carlsen.
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newschess3 months ago

Praggnanandhaa defeats Magnus Carlsen once again to finish second at FTX Crypto Cup

R. Praggnanandhaa, a 17-year-old Indian chess prodigy, stunned Magnus Carlsen in the FTX Crypto Cup by defeating the reigning 5-time World Chess Champion, earning his third straight victory in his career against the Norwegian master. The boy from Tamil Nadu has been in sensational form this year.
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newschess4 months ago

Praggnanandhaa overcomes Alireza Firouzja, the top-ranked junior in the world

The best junior player in the world, Alireza Firouzja, was defeated by the teenage Indian grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa on Tuesday to kick off his run in the FTX Crypto Cup, the American leg of the Champions Chess Tour. The 17-year-old started the four-game tournament with a victory.
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newschess6 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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newschess3 years 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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newschess3 years 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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newschess3 years 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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newschess3 years 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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newschess3 years 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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newschess3 years 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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