newschess7 months ago

Viswanathan Anand expresses interest to participate in Chess Olympiad

After winning the World Rapid title in Riyadh recently a confident Viswanathan Anand is now willing to participate in the Chess Olympiad after 12 years. The premier biennial team event will be held in Georgia in September and Anand’s presence will be a huge boost for the Indian team.
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newschess10 months 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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newschessa year ago

IOM Chess Meet | Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujrathi settle for draws

Viswanathan Anand held Aleksandr Lenderman to a draw with five points, while Vidit Gujrathi also played out a draw against Magnus Carlsen in the Isle of Man International tournament. On the other hand, the likes of D Harika, A Chithambaram and R Praggnanandhaa lost to their opponents.
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newschessa year 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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newschessa year ago

IOM chess meet | Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujarathi win third round to move to joint second spot

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand, Grandmasters Vidit Gujarathi and SP Sethuraman bounced back with white pieces to register convincing wins in the third round of the Isle of Man International chess meet. With the wins, all three players have moved to the joint second spot with 2.5 points.
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newschessa year ago

Chess Round up | Viswanathan Anand earns a draw as Harika Dronavalli wins in the second round

Viswanathan Anand managed a hard-earned draw against Lampert Jonas while Harika Dronavalli continued her winning run against Michael Babar, as both progressed into the third round of the Isle of Man International Tournament. Anand will face Lubbe Nikolas next as Harika takes on Nils Grandelius.
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newschessa year ago

Viswanathan Anand and Harika Dronavalli give India strong start at Isle of Man International

India started the Isle of Man International Tournament positively with Viswanathan Anand and H Dronavalli advancing to the next round with comfortable wins over Marc Esserman and Oyama Akito respectively. The tournament features some of the best players including World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
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newschessa year ago

Chess World Cup | India’s challenge ends as V Gujrathi and SP Sethuraman bow out

While Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi lost to China's Ding Liren, Sethuraman Panayappan Sethuraman was ousted by Holland’s Anish Giri in the tie-break games of the third-round. The round also saw the shocking elimination of tournament favourites like Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura.
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newschessa year ago

Chess World Cup | Magnus Carlsen loses to Bu Xiangzhiin; Anton Kovalyov not allowed to participate after breaching dress code

Magnus Carlsen’s 100 percent score came to an end with a shock defeat to Bu Xiangzhiin in the third round. He will now need to win as Black in the next game to stay in the tournament. In a strange incident, Canadian Grandmaster Anton Kovalyov was asked to leave the venue after turning up in shorts.
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reportchess2 years ago

Chess Olympiad Round 9: Ukraine narrowly edge India; Women’s team trounce Netherlands

The Indian men’s team in the Open section went down to the table-toppers Ukraine, in the Round 9. The Indians looked positive entering the crucial round after they had defeated England in their previous round, but lost the match 2.5-1.5 to the Ukrainians.
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