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newschess7 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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newschessa year ago

World Team Chess Championship | Indian men flounder in the final round to finish fourth

India were placed at a joint second prior to the final round but it was a disappointing finish as they went down 1.5-2.5 after putting up a great fight against Russia in the final round on Thursday. A draw in the final round, or a victory would have given them a bronze or a silver respectively.
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newschessa year ago

World Team Chess Championship | Indian men’s team draws with Azerbaijan; women thrash USA 4-0

The Indian men’s team drew on all boards against Azerbaijan in the ongoing World Team Chess Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan and have slipped to the third spot on the table. On the other hand, the Indian women’s team crushed the USA 4-0 to remain in contention of a podium finish.
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newschessa year ago

World Teams Chess Championship | Indian men’s team stays second after beating Kazakhstan, women lose to China

The Indian men’s chess team thrashed hosts Kazakhstan 3.5-0.5 to stay at the second position with a total of nine points in six rounds at the World Teams Chess Championship. On the other hand, the Indian women’s team lost to China by 1.5-2.5 points in the prestigious event being played in Astana.
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newschess2 years ago

Soumya Swaminathan pulls out from the Asian Team Chess Championship over headscarf protocol

Soumya Swaminathan has refused to participate in the Asian Team Chess Championship on account of the compulsory headscarf protocol kept by the host country, Iran. Citing the criteria to be a severe violation of her personal rights, she has decided to refrain from being a part of the tournament.
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