newschess2 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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newschess2 months 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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newschess2 months 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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newschess2 months 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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newschess2 months 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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newschess2 months ago

Chess World Cup | Viswanathan Anand bows out; SP Sethuraman draws against Harikrishna

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand has missed a chance to challenge his arch nemesis Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship after losing to Canadian Grandmaster Anton Kovalyov. On the other hand, SP Sethuraman easily held higher-ranked compatriot P Harikrishna to a draw.
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newschess2 months ago

Chess World Cup : Viswanathan Anand beats Li Tian Yeoh to enter round two

Despite suffering a few jittery moments, Viswanathan Anand managed to get the better of Malaysia’s Li Tian Yeoh to book his place in the second round of the Chess World Cup on Monday. Another Indian SP Sethuraman has also moved to the round two with a win against former champion Ruslan Ponmariov.
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newschess3 months ago

In the comeback game, Kasparov holds Anand to a draw

Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov returned to competitive chess after 12 years with a draw against Indian GM Vishwanathan Anand at the St Louis rapid and blitz tournament. Both of them were laying against each other since the final tournament appearance in Linares in 2005.
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newschess5 months ago

Vishwanathan Anand suffers his second loss at Altibox Norway Chess

Vishwanathan Anand suffered his second loss in the fourth round of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament at the hands of Netherlands international Anish Giri. The five-time world champion was pressurised by Giri and eventually resigned on the 33rd move in the toughest tournament of the year.
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featurechess6 months ago

The changing landscape of Chess in India

Chess originated in India and yet for a major part of its history, Europe has been the power centre of the game. But this seems to be changing now with young Indians picking up the game at a very young age.
Akhilesh Singh