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newschess2 days ago

2021 Online Chess Olympiad | Favourites India crash out after semi-final loss to USA

Defending champions and favourites to win the match, India, crashed out of the Online Chess Olympiad after suffering a loss to the USA in the tie-breaker of the semi-final clash, on Tuesday. The USA will be up against Russia, the runners-up from the last edition, in the final of the ongoing event.
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newschess3 days ago

India reaches semi-final of Online Chess Olympiad with thrilling win over Ukraine

Defending champions India reached the semi-final of 2021 FIDE Online Chess Olympiad with a dramatic win over Ukraine in the last-eight fixture of the tournament. After both the teams won the first one round each, India edged past their European rivals with a win in the tiebreak blitz round.
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newschess10 days ago

Viswanathan Anand-led Indian team set to defend Online Chess Olympiad title

The Indian chess team, led by legendary player Vishwanathan Anand will defend its Online Chess Olympiad when their campaign in the top division starts on Wednesday. The team will be playing nine matches in the group stages from September 8-10, featuring in three matches each day.
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newschess2 years ago

Hat-trick of losses leave Koneru Humpy 12th in World Blitz Championship

A hat-trick of losses in the last three rounds ended Koneru Humpy's hopes at the women's Blitz Championships as she finished 12th overall in the two-day blitz competition in Moscow. Russia’s Kateryna Lagno and Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defended their titles in the respective categories.
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newschess2 years ago

Grand Chess Tour | No extra pressure making my debut as wild card, says Vidit Gujrathi

Making his debut on the Grand Chess Tour (GCT) as a wild-card entry, Vidit Gujrathi has said that he feels no pressure being part of a strong field of opponents. The India No.3 is brimming with confidence after claiming silver with his Czech team Navy Bor in the European Club Cup in Montenegro.
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newschess2 years ago

World Junior Chess Championship | Divya Deshmukh registers victory, Priyanka draws against top seed

India’s Divya Deshmukh managed to beat Mongolian Boldbaatar Altantuya in the seventh round of the ongoing World Junior Chess Championship in New Delhi. K Priyanka was the other star from the host nation in the seventh round of the world event as she managed to hold Chinese top seed Zhu Jiner.
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newschess2 years ago

R Vaishali and co. set to pose threat to Mobina Alinasab at World Junior Chess Championship

Mobina Alinasab, the leader in the girls’ section with 5.5 points, will face her biggest threats in the form of the host nation’s medal aspirants, led by R Vaishali. Meanwhile, Iranian top seed Amin Tabatabaei escaped being barred from taking further part in the World Junior Chess Championship.
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newschess2 years ago

Viswanathan Anand held in ninth round of FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament

Viswanathan Anand was held by Russia’s Kirill Alekseenko in the ninth round of FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss tournament on Saturday, significantly denting his hopes of qualifying for the Candidates Tournament. Among the other Indians at the event, P Hari Krishna and Raunak Sadhwani registered wins.
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newschess2 years 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 years 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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