Indian Women's A Team Win 7th Consecutive Match, Keep Sole Lead At 44th Chess Olympiad
The Indian women's A team defeated sixth seed Azerbaijan 2.5-1.5 on August 5 to preserve their solo lead in the women's section with 14 points at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu. India B recovered against Cuba after losing to Armenia in the sixth round. India B was defeated by Greece in the women's division. Switzerland was beaten by the Indian Women's C team.
Tags: Indian Women's Team, 44th Chess Olympiad, Tamil Nadu, Chess
Viswanathan Anand Finishes Third In Norway Chess Tournament
Viswanathan Anand won third place in the Norway Chess tournament on June 11. The Indian Grandmaster defeated Norway's Aryan Tari in the ninth and final round of the Classical section. Anand won the Armageddon round after the classical match ended in a 22-move draw. Anand finished the event in third place, behind Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, with 14.5 points.
Tags: Chess, Viswanathan Anand, Norway Chess tournament, Aryan Tari, Magnus Carlsen
Viswanathan Anand Defeats Maxime Vachier-Lagrave In Norwegian Chess Tournament
In the opening round of the Norwegian Chess Tournament's classical segment, Viswanathan Anand beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The Indian GM earned three points after defeating the French player late on May 31. Anand had stunned the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in match seven of the blitz tournament held before the Classical, finishing fourth.
Tags: Chess, Viswanathan Anand, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Norwegian Chess Tournament, Magnus Carlsen
Courtesy: India Today
Viswanathan Anand Defeats Magnus Carlsen In One-Day Blitz Tournament
In a one-day blitz event prior to the 10th edition of the Norway Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand beat world No.1, Magnus Carlsen. Anand, however, lost in the fourth and ninth rounds to Anish Giri (Netherlands) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) to end with 5 points in the 10-player blitz tournament on May 31. The Indian GM won the blitz against Aryan Tari of Norway before tying with So in round two.
Tags: Chess, Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Norway Chess Championship, Anish Giri
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16 Year Old R Praggnanandhaa Defeats Dutch Giri In Chessable Masters Tournament
Young Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa reached the final of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Chessable Masters tournament. He became the first Indian to reach finals after he defeated Dutch GM Anish Giri in a match. On May 25, Young Grandmaster scored 3.5-2.5, after the four-game rapid online semifinal. After Giri, R Praggnanadhaa will play against Ding Liren of China. Meanwhile, on his tremendous game, Praggnanadhaa's coach RB Ramesh… read-more
Tags: Chess, Chessable Masters Tournament, R Praggnanandhaa, tournament, Semi Finals
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Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa Honored With 'Sankara' Award
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (16) received the 'Sankara Award' 2022, on March 17. In addition, Praggnanandhaa received the award and cash worth Rs 1 Lakh at an event held at Kalady. "I am happy about the award. You should enjoy whatever you do and give 100% the best in everything you do,'' stated Praggnanandhaa. Notably, Praggnanandhaa is the youngest chess player ever to defeat world champion Magnus Carlsen.
Tags: sports, Chess, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Sankara Award, India
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Aamir Khan To Play Chess With Vishwanathan Anand For COVID-19 Relief
Actor Aamir Khan to play a chess match with former world champion Vishwanathan Anand for a charitable cause on June 13. Played as a part of a celebrity edition, featuring bollywood celebrities and corporate leaders, the virtual match will be streamed at 5PM via Chesscom India’s YouTube channel. Held in association with Akshaya Patra Foundation, the event’s earning will serve the vulnerable community people affected by the pandemic.
Tags: Aamir Khan, Vishwanathan Anand, Chess, Bollywood
Hit By Financial Issues, Chennai's Self-taught Chess Player Mentors Dozens To Champ
Among numerous charities meant for welfare of the underprivileged children, one such effort originating from Tamil Nadu's Chennai has stood out. R Raghavan, a self-taught chess master, has taken upon himself to produce India's next world chess champion. Raghavan, an engineering graduate, currently has nearly 60 students, learning chess free of cost, at the basic and intermediate tier. Son of a retired Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC)… read-more
Tags: Chennai, R Raghavan, Chess, Grandmaster, UNICO World Record
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Chennai: International Player Teaches Chess To Underprivileged Children
In an inspiring initiative, international chess player R Raghavan is teaching the game to underprivileged children in Chennai. Raghavan travels to Thiruvanmiyur and Korrukupet to take chess classes in orphanages and has taught over 200 children. Born in a middle-class family, Raghavan is inspired by Vishwanathan Anand and wants to be a Grandmaster. He also bagged a UNICO World Record for holding an event where 200 players played 2000 rounds… read-more
Tags: Good News, Chennai, R Raghavan, Chess
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Chess Player Koneru Humpy Wins BBC Indian Sportswoman Of Year Award
Indian chess prodigy in rapid format, Koneru Humpy won the second edition of the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award on March 8. The nominees included wrestler Vinesh Phogat, sprinter Dutee Chand, shooter Manu Bhaker and Indian hockey team skipper Rani Rampal. Winning the award, Humpy said, "I hope, the game will draw people's attention." Athlete Anju Bobby George and Manu Bhaker won the Lifetime Achievement Award and Emerging Player of… read-more
Tags: Chess, Koneru Humpy, Sportswoman, BBC, Manu Bhaker, Anju Bobby George
Courtesy: Hindustan Times