Articles by Aditya Pai
Aug 17, 2018
India grows richer by two Grandmasters in Nihal Sarin, Arjun Erigaisi at Abu Dhabi Masters ChessMore than in the final standings, where India shined at the Abu Dhabi Masters Chess was in terms of the number of Grandmaster and International master norms scored in the tournament.
Aug 04, 2018
Hainan Danzhou Masters: Yu Yangyi bags title; Vidit Gujrathi ends up at bottom of leaderboard after exciting final roundWhile Vidit Gujrathi's overall performance was quite dismal, one must keep in mind that this was a very strong tournament with every player rated above Elo 2700.
Aug 03, 2018
Hainan Danzhou Masters: Vidit Gujrathi holds Wei Yi in tepid draw; Yu Yangyi jumps to top spotAfter six rounds, Vidit still remains in the bottom-most spot with a score of 2.5/6 along with Shankland, Wei and Fedoseev. Yu leads tournament with a score of 4/6
Aug 02, 2018
Hainan Danzhou Masters: India's Vidit Gujrathi holds tournament leader Bu Xiangzhi on day of drawsWith just two more rounds to go, Vidit remains 1.5 points behind the leader. In the final two rounds, Vidit will have to score as much as he can to improve his rank on the leaderboard.
Jul 31, 2018
Hainan Danzhou Masters: India's Vidit Gujrathi falls back into bottom-most spot after loss against top seeded Yu YangyiGM Vidit Gujrathi fell back to the bottom of the leaderboard after faltering in an equal-looking endgame and lost against the Chinese GM Yu Yangyi.
Jul 30, 2018
Hainan Danzhou Masters: Vidit Gujrathi scores emphatic win over Sam Shankland; Bu Xiangzhi takes sole leadHaving lost and drawn in the first two rounds, Gujrathi registered an emphatic win over GM Samuel Shankland in round three, breaking the American grandmaster's streak of 62 unbeaten games.
Jul 29, 2018
Hainan Danzhou Masters: Vidit Gujrathi holds Vladimir Fedoseev comfortably; Bu Xiangzhi, Jan-Krzysztof Duda leadHaving lost in the opening round with the black pieces, Vidit faced another very strong grandmaster in Vladimir Fedoseev but did well to hold the Russian GM.
Jul 28, 2018
Hainan Danzhou Masters: Vidit Gujrathi suffers shocking defeat against Jan-Krzysztof Duda in opening roundThe only Indian in the fray is the country's youngest player to breach the 2700 Elo mark, GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi. After the Karpov Poikovsky International in Russia, this is Vidit's second appearance in a closed grandmaster tournament.
Jul 20, 2018
Confident Indian chess contingent takes off for Bulgaria for World Team Championships for the BlindThe Indian team for the World Chess Team Championship for the blind is brimming with confidence and their zeal is palpable ahead of the tournament in Bulgaria.
Jul 07, 2018
Leon Masters: R Praggnanandhaa comes close to beating defending champion Wesley So in opening matchAfter the drawing of lots, R Praggnanandhaa was paired against the World No 2 (rapid), Wesley So in the first round.