newschess2 months ago

Champions Chess Tour Finals | Praggnanandhaa defeats Arjun Erigaisi, takes fifth place

The Meltwater Champions Tour Finals were held on Monday, and Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa finished fifth after defeating fellow countryman Arjun Erigaisi 2.5-0.5 in the seventh and final round. In 49 moves, Praggnanandhaa defeated the black pieces to win the first game rather easily.
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newschess8 months ago

Chessable Masters | Praggnanandhaa loses final to China's Ding Liren

India's boy wonder Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa played an incredible two-round final against Ding Liren of China and force a tiebreak in the Chessable Masters, in the fourth leg of the nine-round tournament. Eventually the Indian lost the match by 2.5-1.5, 0.5-1.5 margin in the tiebreak playoffs.
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newschess11 months ago

16-year-old R Praggnanandhaa creates history, beats Magnus Carlsen at Airthings Masters

R Praggnanandhaa stunned chess world when he upset five-time World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen with black pieces during the Airthings Masters. Praggnanandhaa had a difficult time in the tournament until he was placed against Carlsen as he had won a game against Armenian GM Levon Aronian only.
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newschess4 years ago

Vaishali R becomes the latest Woman Grandmaster from India

Vaishali R from Chennai has become the latest Woman Grandmaster (WGM) from India. The sister of the world's second-youngest Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali secured her third and final WGM norm at the Riga Technical University Open in Latvia where she bagged five points from her nine rounds.
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newschess5 years ago

12-year-old Praggnanandhaa becomes second youngest Grandmaster in Chess

R Praggnanandhaa from India has created a sensation in the chess world by becoming the second youngest Grandmaster to have existed at all times, making India thoroughly proud of his achievement. The title was bestowed upon him during the Gredine Open in Italy where he earned his third GM norm.
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newschess5 years ago

IOM Chess Meet | Viswanathan Anand finishes at joint second; Vidit Gujrathi signs off at third

Viswanathan Anand took 53 moves to overcome Chinese grandmaster Hou Yifan, in the ninth and final round, to finish the Isle Of Man Chess tournament in joint second position. Meanwhile, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi and Swapnil S Dhopade finished at the joint third position with 6.5 points each.
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newschess5 years ago

IOM Chess | Viswanathan Anand draws with Nils Grandelius; 12-year-old Indian boy upsets GM David Howell

Viswanathan Anand has played out a draw against Sweden’s Nils Grandelius while Vidit Gujrathi secured a win over Benjamin Bok in the fourth round of the Isle of Man International tournament. Meanwhile, 12-year-old R Praggnanandhaa beat British GM David Howell to move to joint third position.
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