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Saturday, March 28, 2020


Indian teen Bharat Subramaniyam upsets Chinese GM, shares top spot

February 23, 2020 1:00:20 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.

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

February 22, 2020 1:14:50 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.

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Koneru Humpy, Dronvalli Harika held to draws in Cairns Cup chess

February 15, 2020 12:49:54 pm

Humpy, the Indian no.1, took on Krush in a Nimzo-Indian game and could not force a result as the American held on in 52 moves. Harika with white pieces, was up against Yip who appeared to be regaining her form after a poor start and the two signed the peace treaty after 43 moves.

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Vidit Gujrathi posts win against Sam Shankland in Prague Chess opener

February 13, 2020 2:53:53 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 wins, D Harika loses in Cairns Cup

February 12, 2020 2:28:48 pm

Koneru Humpy, after suffering defeat in the second round, returned to winning ways with a superb victory against overnight leader Nana Dzagnidze with black pieces on Tuesday.

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Viswanthan Anand draws with Jan-Krzysztof Duda, ends joint sixth in Tata Steel Chess

January 28, 2020 12:49:48 pm

Anand raised expectations of an improved finish by beating Alireza Firouza in the 11th round but following two back-to-back draws thereafter, the Indian ace finished on a 50 percent score.

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Viswanathan Anand draws with Dubov; Carlsen back in reckoning

January 23, 2020 11:50:56 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.

Chess: Teenager Harshavardhan stuns Georgian Grandmaster in Chennai Open

January 20, 2020 6:26:19 pm

GB Harshavardhan brought down the experienced Mikheil Mchedlishvili in 43 moves on the third board of the 12th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament.

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Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand beats Jeffery Xiong for his first victory

January 17, 2020 7:14:13 pm

Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defences of Jeffery Xiong of United States to score his first victory in the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament that moved to the iconic Eindhoven Soccer Stadium for a day.

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand draws with China’s Yu Yangyi; Magnus Carlsen makes another world record

January 15, 2020 8:56:22 pm

Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen drew with Jorden Van Foreest, registering his 111th game without losing, surpassing a 15-year-old record made by Russian-turned-Dutch Sergei Tiviakov.

Viswanathan Anand loses to Wesley So at Tata Steel Masters

January 13, 2020 6:29:42 pm

After a healthy start, Viswanathan Anand faltered on the 22nd turn when another piece sacrifice would have sealed a draw against Wesley So, who then capitalised on it and sealed the victory three moves later.

World title triumph was unexpected success: Koneru Humpy

January 2, 2020 10:27:21 pm

Koneru Humpy capped off 2019 in a stunning fashion by winning the world title, after making a comeback to the sport this year after starting a family.

Koneru Humpy wins World Rapid Chess title in Russia

December 30, 2019 9:01:48 am

While Koneru Humpy was crowned the world women's rapid champion, Norway's Magnus Carlsen claimed the men's title in the space of a few minutes at the same venue in Moscow.

Of Anatoly Karpov’s critical remark and Vishwanathan Anand’s rise

December 15, 2019 4:20:51 pm

Vishwanathan Anand recalled the 1998 remark of Anatoly Karpov in his newly-released autography -- 'Mind Master - Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life'.

Future of Indian chess looks promising: Viswanathan Anand

December 12, 2019 9:33:15 pm

Viswanathan Anand who turned 50 on Wednesday, said competition among the world's elite has become really tough and few players have been able to hold on to their positions.

Magnus Carlsen: When I’m at my best, I’m a little bit better than others

November 28, 2019 4:51:51 pm

Magnus Carlsen finished the tournament with a whopping 27 points and broke his own record in the Grand Chess tour, bettering his 26.5 points scored at Abidjan, Ivory Coast earlier this year.

Viswanathan Anand: I am okay with failure but it’s the hope that’s killing me

November 28, 2019 4:51:00 pm

Viswanathan Anand missed the Grand Chess Tour Finals by just 1.5 points, getting eliminated after managing just one point in the last five games of the Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz tournament that concluded on Tuesday.

Magnus Carlsen wins Chess India Rapid and Blitz, Vishwanathan Anand succumbs

November 27, 2019 8:20:27 am

While Magnus Carlsen regained top spot in Rapid Chess, Vishwanathan Anand finished with a disappointing seventh, making him miss the qualification berth for the upcoming Grand Chess Tour finals.

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Viswanathan Anand has another decent day, Magnus Carlsen set to win Grand Chess Tour final leg

November 26, 2019 10:07:59 am

Reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen continued his dominating run as he took his lead to an almost unassailable five points. The Norwegian is virtually assured of the title despite a whole day and many games to come.