World Youth Chess: Bright Prospect For Indian Chess

The last few weeks has been hard for the Indian Chess fans with numerous disappointing performances from the former world champions Viswanathan Anand. But the young prospects of Indian chess made a mark at the recently concluded World Youth Chess Championships in Greece. The Indian contingent managed to win a total of eleven medals at

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Bilbao Masters: Wesley So Crowned Champion

The sixth and the final round of the Bilbao Masters concluded. Top scoring Wesley So and Anish Giri faced off in the final round. The game between the two Grandmasters did not provide a clear result and the tie-breaker had to be initiated. Wesley So wins the Tie-breaker After a draw in the sixth round,

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Bilbao Masters: Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So Tie Goes Down to The Wire

In a desperate situation former World Champion Viswanathan Anand needed a win to keep hopes alive for winning the Bilbao Masters. Indian GM faced Wesley So in the fifth round, but the result was no different than their third round encounter. The game ended in yet another draw. Wesley So in contention for Bilbao Masters

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Bilbao Masters: Anand Suffers Defeat

The fourth round of the Bilbao Masters ended in a disappointing result for Indian chess fans. Former world champion and Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand suffered his first defeat in the tournament. With the defeat Anand’s chances of winning the Masters event has lowered considerably. For Anand to win the tournament he will need to pull off

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Bilbao Masters: Anand In A Stalemate

In the third round of the Bilbao Masters former world champion Viswanathan Anand faced American Wesley So. The game between the two Grandmasters ended in a draw. And Wesley So enjoys a two point lead over the Indian and Anish Giri after three rounds of play.This tournament is being played under the football scoring pattern

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Bilbao Masters: Anand Held To Consecutive Draws

Former world champion, Viswanathan Anand’s tryst with draws seemed to continue at the Bilbao Masters. The defending champion is yet to register a victory after two rounds in the tournament. Anand played his first round with Netherlands Anish Giri and met Liren Ding in the second round, with both encounters ending in a draw. American

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Abhijeet Gupta Wins Hoogeveen International

The Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta started as the top seed at the Hoogeveen International Chess Tournament. He justified the status by successfully finishing on top of the leaderboard after nine rounds to clinch the title with a half point advantage ahead of his challengers. Loss to Ankit eased the pressure: Abhijeet Gupta Being the top

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World Blitz Championship: How Indians fared

The recently concluded World Blitz Championship in Berlin saw Anand finish in the 22nd spot. Here is a recap of the tournament for all the Indian players. Day 1 The first day of the Blitz championship saw Indians failing to make a mark in the quick format. And that left an uphill task for the

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Koneru Humpy Finishes Third At Women Grand Prix

After a poor show at the world rapid and blitz competition. There is some good news for the Indian chess fans from the Women’s Grand prix chess tournament at Monte Carlo. The only Indian participating in the tournament Koneru Humpy performed well. She secured third position with seven points. The 12 member women’s grand prix

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Alexander Grischuk Wins World Blitz Championship

The second day at the World Blitz Championship saw an amazing turnaround. However, the turnaround did not quite favour the Indian GMs in the competition. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave would be the upset one at the end of the final day, losing his lead and the title by just half a point. Magnus Carlsen, who started the

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