Articles by Aditya Pai
Jan 12, 2019
Tata Steel Chess 2019 poised for a spectacular start with likes of Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen in frayDefending champion Magnus Carlsen will be eyeing his seventh title. Meanwhile, Anand will try to level scores with the reigning World Champion by clinching the sixth Tata Steel trophy of his career.
Dec 31, 2018
World Blitz Championship: Magnus Carlsen, Kateryna Lagno clinch blitz titles; Nihal Sarin impresses with 11th place finishAfter the dust of the battles had settled Magnus Carlsen and Kateryna Lagno had emerged as the world champions, remaining unbeaten through the course of the tournament.
Dec 30, 2018
World Blitz Championship: Vladislav Artemiev, Magnus Carlsen take lead; Viswanathan Anand experiences mixed Day 1Viswanathan Anand, who was within a point’s distance from the leaders until the sixth round, began to slip lower down the leaderboard due to back to back draws in Rounds 6 and 7. In the eighth round, he suffered a shocking loss to Anton Korobov.
Dec 29, 2018
World Rapid Chess Championship: Russia's Daniil Dubov clinches maiden title; Ju Wenjun wins in the women’s groupRussian Grandmaster Daniil Dubov finished clear first, half a point ahead of his nearest rival, and was crowned as the World Rapid Champion of 2018.
Dec 28, 2018
World Rapid Chess Championship: Viswanathan Anand in joint second spot as seven players lead the event after Day 2Defending champion, Viswanathan Anand, scored a half point lesser than Carlsen as both players finished in a ten way tie for second place at the conclusion of day two at 7/9.
Dec 27, 2018
World Rapid Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen suffers early upsets; Viswanathan Anand undefeated after day oneIn the inaugural round, before Carlsen had faced any real 'usurpers' like Nakamura, Mamedyarov or the reigning champion Anand, he suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev.
Dec 20, 2018
GA Stany interview: 'My only regret is that I could not become a Grandmaster when my father was alive'Besides the crowning of a new national champion, the National Chess Championship also witnessed India get its 58th Grandmaster in GA Stany.
Dec 03, 2018
World Youth Olympiad: India win their second straight silver with inspiring show from GM Arjun Erigaisi and Sankalp GuptaIndia claimed their second successive silver in the event. An important difference this time, however, was that the team was missing two of its biggest stars, R Praggnanandhaa and Nihal Sarin
Nov 29, 2018
World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen dominates Fabiano Caruana in tiebreakers to defend title for third timeAfter the record-breaking 12 draws in the classical games, the Magnus Carlsen dominated the tiebreaks by blanking Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in the four-game rapid mini-match.
Nov 27, 2018
World Chess Championship: Tiebreakers to determine the winner after Magnus Carlsen’s shocking draw offerWorld Chess Championship: Tiebreakers to determine the winner after Magnus Carlsen’s shocking draw offer