R Raghavan

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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

Thu, 13 May 2021 - 08:40 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Chennai, R Raghavan, Chess, Grandmaster, UNICO World Record

Courtesy: Brifly News

Grand Master

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Goa Boy Utilises Lockdown To Emerge As India's 67th Chess Grandmaster

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.

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 - 06:00 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Chess, Grandmaster, Covid-19, Europe

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

B Adhiban and R Vaishali

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Indian Chess Teams To Enter Online Asian Nations Championship Finals

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.

Sat, 24 Oct 2020 - 06:16 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Chess, Chess Tournament, Asian Online Team Chess, Grandmaster

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Nihal Sarin

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Nihal Sarin gives World champion Magnus Carlsen a run for his reputation

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.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 - 04:30 PM / by Azam Sait

Tags: Nihal Sarin, Magnus Carlsen, Chess, Grandmaster, World Champion, Blitz Game