newschess3 days ago

Chess World C'ship | Raunak Sadhwani draws with Russian GM, levels point with Magnus Carlsen

India’s star chess player Raunak Sadhwani continued his brilliant run in the Fide Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament as he drew the match against Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin in 31 moves. The next round would see Raunak defending with black pieces against 46th seeded Croatian GM Saric Ivan.
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newschessa month ago

Chess World Cup | Viswanathan Anand not among 10 Indians competing

India would be having as many as ten players participating in the Chess World Cup, which has been scheduled to begin from Monday, but veteran Viswanathan Anand won’t be one of them. The finalists in this tournament would be getting play in the Candidates cycle leading to World Chess Championship.
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newschess2 months ago

Sinquefield Cup | Viswanathan Anand sneaks a draw to remain on top after third round

Vishwanathan Anand managed to play out a draw against Armenia's Levon Aronian that helped the Indian to hold on to his half-point lead at the top of the table in the ongoing Sinquefield Cup. For the second consecutive day in the tournament, all the players in contention had to settle for a draw.
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newschess3 months ago

Prithu Gupta beats Lev Yankelevich to become India’s 64th Grandmaster

Prithu Gupta has become India's 64th Grandmaster, crossing the Elo threshold of 2500 points after beating IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019. Gupta, who started off late as a nine-year-old, has achieved the title at the age of 15 years, 4 months and 10 days.
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newschess3 months ago

Croatia Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand finishes 11th with nine draws

With only 4.5 points from 11 rounds, Viswanathan Anand finished 11th out of 12 players at the Croatia Grand Chess Tour, being held nine times, and defeated twice. World number one Magnus Carlsen took home the title with eight points, with Wesley So finishing second with seven points.
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newschess3 months ago

Croatia Grand Chess Tour | V Anand succumbs to second defeat against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand’s run in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour went from consistently average to poor as he lost his second game of the tournament to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov on Saturday. Meanwhile world champion Magnus Carlsen has kept his seven point lead at the top intact.
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newschess3 months ago

Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand held to a draw by Fabiano Caruana; Magnus Carlsen triumphs over Ding Liren

Viswanathan Anand’s subpar form in Zagreb continued as he played out yet another draw, this time against Fabiano Caruana of the United States, to practically end his chances of going to the top. Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen clinched yet another victory to maintain his position as the leader.
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newschess3 months ago

Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand draws against Ding Liren, Magnus Carlsen wins to claim top position

Viswanathan Anand’s wait for his first win in Croatia in the ongoing Grand Chess Tour continued as he was held to a quick draw by Chinese opponent Ding Liren. Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen continued his good stretch of form as he recorded his fifth win of the tournament to go to the top of the table.
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newschess3 months ago

Croatia Grand Chess Tour | Viswanathan Anand continued drawing run against Anish Giri in sixth round

Viswanathan Anand is yet to break his winless voodoo in the ongoing grand chess tour as he played out a draw against the Netherland’s Anish Giri in the fifth round in Croatia. At the moment, current World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are on top with four points each after six rounds.
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newschess3 months ago

Croatia Grand Chess Tour | Fifth round ends in a draw for Viswanathan Anand

Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand finished his fifth round at the Grand Chess Tour in Croatia with a 43-move draw against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave from France. Dutch player - Anish Giri, on the other hand, lost his match against China’s Ding Liren in 64 moves at the same competition.
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