London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand Topples Topalov

Former world Champion Viswanathan Anand came back strongly after a disappointing fourth round defeat at the hands of Hikaru Nakamura. The Indian overcame Veselin Topalov in the fifth round to maintain his position in the tournament. Viswanathan Anand’s Knight Manoeuvres steal the point Anand and Topalov seemed to reach their endgame in the 28th move.

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London Chess Classic: Anand Suffers First Defeat

After sticking to draw results in the opening three rounds, former world champion Viswanathan Anand now lost his first game at the London Chess Classic. His opponent in the fourth round Hikaru Nakamura joins Maxime Vachier Lagrave and Anish Giri among the grandmasters who registered a victory at the tournament so far. Anand unable to

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National Chess: How Karthikeyan Murali Won It?

Karthikeyan Murali opened his game with perhaps a disaster at Tiruvarur with consecutive losses in the first two rounds. He lost to SP Sethuraman in the opener and Karthikeyan P added to his woes in the second round. But the young schoolboy proved that losses are a part of the greater journey towards success as

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Padmini Rout Defends National Chess Crown

In the National Women’s Chess tournament, defending Champion Padmini Rout enjoyed a comfortable defense of her title scoring 8.5 points. Her closest competitor in the tournament was Soumya Swaminathan, who managed to defeat Swati Ghate on tie-breaker to earn the second place in the competition. Padmini Rout defeats Tania Sachdev to clinch title Padmini Rout

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National Chess Championship: Vidit Gujrathi Takes The Lead

The top rated player at the national chess championship, SP Sethuraman suffered back to back defeats in the tournament that puts him down on the standings. While the other top rated player Vidit Gujrathi emerges half a point clear of his compatriots after completing six rounds. Women’s National Championship In the women’s championship Padmini Rout

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Sports Stats Weekly: Indian Chess Miracles

For most part of the 21st century Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has kept India on top in the world of chess. He is credited to bringing back glory to the country that created the game. However, in this edition of Sports Stats Weekly we are not looking at Anand’s games. Instead we look at other

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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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