newschessa month ago

Tata Steel Chess India | Three-fold increase in prize money for Kolkata leg

The Tata Steel Chess India rapid and blitz event will see a three-fold increase in prize money in its second edition to be held at the iconic National Library in Kolkata from November 22. High-rated players such as Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will fight it out for the knight-shaped trophy.
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newschess2 months ago

Wang Hao defeat ends Vishwanathan Anand's Candidates dream

Wang Hao ended Viswanathan Anand’s slim hopes of claiming the lone qualifying spot for next year's Candidates Tournament in Russia, by handing out a defeat in the 10th round of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament in Chennai on Sunday. Anand will face Robson Ray in the final round of the event.
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newschess2 months ago

Raunak Sadhwani becomes India's 65th Grandmaster

Indian chess player Raunak Sadhwani has become the 65th Grandmaster from the country as he continued his dream run at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss. Sadhwani got the better of Russia's Alexander Motylev to reach five points which is one more than what is needed to be a Grandmaster.
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newschess2 months ago

Viswanathan Anand jumps to fourth place in FIDE Grand Swiss Chess

India’s ace chess player Viswanathan Anand is now at the fourth place behind leaders Fabiano Caruana, David Anton Guijarro and Levon Aronian at the ongoing FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss in Douglas. Anand’s fourth win in the event has taken his overall tally to 5.5 points in the competition.
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newschess2 months ago

13-year-old Raunak Sadhwani to become India's 65th Grand Master

Young Raunak Sadhwani is set to become India's next Grand Master, which would be the country's 65th one, after he managed to churn out a draw against Gabriel Sagrissian to take four points from seven rounds. Other matches saw S. L. Narayanan, D. Gukesh, and D. Harika winning with black pieces.
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newschess2 months 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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newschess3 months 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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newschess4 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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newschess5 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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newschess5 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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