newschess10 days ago

Chess Olympiad | Indian Men and Women secure wins in Georgia

In the 43rd Chess Olympiad, the Indian men defeated a strong Holland side 3-1 while the women beat Peru by the same scoreline to keep the hope of a top 5 finish alive. The Indian men currently stand with 15 points and are still in the hunt for a medal, while the women are at the 14th position.
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newschess16 days ago

Chess Olympiad | Indian men’s team to take on second seed Russia

The India men’s team will face a strong Russian side in the sixth round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad being held in Batumi, Georgia. On the other hand, the women’s team which is yet to lose any round with five rounds of the competition completed, will take on the team from the United States of America.
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newschessa month ago

Vishwanathan Anand not worried about his form going into World Chess Olympiad

Vishwanathan Anand will make a comeback into the Indian team after 12 years as they take part in the 43rd Chess Olympiad to be held in Georgia from September 23. Anand has stated that he is not worried about his form at the tournament and is rather happy to be a part of a good team.
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newschessa month ago

Kolkata to host India's first international chess tournament

Kolkata will see as many as 11 top-ranked chess players, including Vishwanathan Anand, part in the Tata Steel Chess India tournament that would take place from November 9-14, 2018. The US$ 40,000 prize event will have USD10,000 as first prize and USD 7,500 as second in the Rapid and Blitz games.
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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand finishes last in St. Louis Rapid and blitz

With a score of 13.5 points in total, Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand finished last in the St. Louis Rapid and blitz chess tournament. Anand's only achievement was a first-round victory over Hikaru Nakamura of the United States, who eventually turned out to be the winner of the tournament.
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newschess4 months ago

Viswanathan Anand holds Magnus Carlsen to a draw to remain in Norway title contention

Viswanathan Anand held Magnus Carlsen to a draw so as to remain in the contention for the top honours in the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament. After winning two games in a row with white pieces, Carlsen couldn't do much against Anand this time and the Norwegian was not quite happy with his play.
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newschess10 months ago

Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship title

Viswanathan Anand won the World Rapid Chess Championship beating Russia’s Vladimir Fedoseev in a three-way tie-break to reclaim the title he had won in 2003. Anand remained unbeaten throughout the tournament and was placed joint second at the start of the final five rounds before lifting the title.
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newschess10 months ago

World Rapid and Blitz | Viswanathan Anand exacts revenge from World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand has exacted sweet revenge of his 2013 World Championship loss to Magnus Carlsen in the World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Former multiple World Champion Anand and Carlsen met in round nine of the championship and the Indian managed to come out on top.
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newschessa year 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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