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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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newschessa month 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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newschess2 months 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

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 years 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 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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newschess2 years 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 years 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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newschess2 years 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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