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
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A 14-year-old boy from Goa utilised the lockdown in such an effective manner that he has emerged as India's 67th chess Grandmaster. Due to COVID-induced lockdown, Leon Mendonca and his father were stuck in Europe since March. Taking it as an opportunity, Mendonca competed in many competitions aiming GM title. He won his 1st GM norm at the Rigo Chess GM Round Robin; the second in Budapest; and the last at the Vergani Cup, Italy.
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After stellar performances from Grandmasters Adhiban and Vaishali, the Indian men's and women's chess teams entered the finals of Asian Nations (Regions) Online championship. Reportedly, the men's team defeated Kazakhastan 2.5-1.5 and 3-1 whereas women's team comfortably defeated Mongolia by 3.5-0.5 and 4-0. The men's team will face Australia, followed by Indonesia with the women's team in the final match which is scheduled on October 25.
Indian Grandmaster Nihal Sarin took four-time World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, by storm. The duo competed against each other in a series of One Minute Chess shootouts with Carlsen winning only by six points. Last week, Sarin had beaten Carlsen in a blitz game. Carlsen described Sarin as one of the best Blitz players around the world.
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