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Tuesday, February 25, 2020



Indian teen Bharat Subramaniyam upsets Chinese GM, shares top spot

February 23, 2020 1:00 pm

Bharat Subramaniyam now shares the top spot with Azerbaijan GM Rauf Mamedov, who was held to a draw by India's S P Sethuraman. Both Subramniyam and Mamedov have 3.5 points.

Vidit Gujrathi loses play-off to finish second in Prague chess tournament

February 22, 2020 1:14 pm

With five players ending up with five points, the two best players with tie-break scores faced off in a blitz to decide the champion. The 16-year old Alireza Firouzja of Iran showed his abilities, winning both the games to capture the title.

Vidit Gujrathi draws 6th round game, stays top in Prague chess tourney

February 19, 2020 2:05 pm

Vidit Gujrathi's compatriot P Harikrishna had to be content with his fifth draw in six games, against lower-rated Spanish GM David Anton Guijjaro.

Vidit Gujrathi posts win against Sam Shankland in Prague Chess opener

February 13, 2020 2:53 pm

In the Vidit Gujrathi-Sam Shankland match, the Indian cashed in on his opponent's only mistake and proceeded to win in 32 moves, continuing his dominance over the American.

Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika held to draws in Cairns Cup

February 11, 2020 2:55 pm

Koneru Humpy was held to a 37-move draw by Kateryna Lagno of Russia in a Grunfeld Defence game while Dronavalli Harika could not force a win against American Irina Krish.

Why do so many kids quit chess in their teens? An advisory to parents

January 25, 2020 11:49 am

If any coach or parent tells you that a kid can play at world or national level by training three hours a day and attending all birthday parties and doing school homework, they are lying. Period.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Dubov; Carlsen back in reckoning

January 23, 2020 11:50 am

As it happened in the game, the players reached a fairly level position after the opening and the draw was not a problem for Dubov. With 4.5 points, the Indian ace is at number 10 in standings.

She the champion

December 30, 2019 11:24 pm

Koneru Humpy gets the moves right. Her best is yet to be.

Vishy@50: Leafing through pages of chuckling nostalgia

December 30, 2019 8:41 am

At 50, Vishwanathan Anand is the oldest player in the current top 15 standard chess rankings, and still very much a potent threat at any and all competitions he enters in.

Grand Chess Tour 2019: Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand in round 7

November 24, 2019 11:14 pm

Viswanathan Anand’s 19th move with Rook to e8 was a blunder that allowed Magnus Carlsen to grab the initiative.