Articles by Aditya Pai
Oct 21, 2018
Isle of Man Masters: Viswanathan Anand narrowly escapes defeat against 13-year-old Raunak SadhwaniRaunak Sadhwani played ruthlessly to reach a winning position in the middle game. But he was playing one of his idols after all and nerves did play a role in the game.
Oct 06, 2018
Batumi Chess Olympiad: India finish 6th after final round draw against Poland; women dominate Mongolia to take 8th spotA final round draw against Poland places India 6th in the open group; women dominate Mongolia to take the 8th spot.
Oct 05, 2018
Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: India beat Netherlands to stay in medal contention; women outclass Peru 3-1A draw or a loss in the last two rounds would, without a doubt, mean end of the road for India, but if the team manages to win both of its last two games, it might make the cut for a medal.
Oct 04, 2018
Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: India's chances of podium finish in doubt as men's and women's teams fail to win in round nineIn the penultimate round, India will play the Netherlands in the men's event while the women will be pitted against 37th seed Peru.
Oct 03, 2018
Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: Sasikaran guides India to narrow win over Czech Republic in Round 8; women lose to HungaryThe open team, after their win over the Czech Republic, is in the fourth place on the leaderboard. In round 9, they will play eighth seeds Armenia on board three. Indian women will have to win all of their remaining three matches to keep up their chances of a podium finish.
Oct 02, 2018
Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: India beat resolute Egypt in Round 7; women's unbeaten run continues with draw against GeorgiaIndia were stretched by 40th-seeded Egypyt before they could secure their seventh round win, while women played a draw against Georgia.
Oct 01, 2018
Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: India draw against Russia in Open category, women share honours with USAIndia secured draws against favourites Russia and USA in the Open and Women's categories in Round 6 of Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018.
Sep 29, 2018
Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: Viswanathan Anand-led India score impressive wins in both open and women’s groupsAlmost halfway into the 43rd World Chess Olympiad, the Indian team, spearheaded by Viswanathan Anand, scored another emphatic win over Paraguay.
Sep 28, 2018
Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: Viswanathan Anand goes down to Fabiano Caruana as top-seeds USA beat India in Open category; women trump Poland 3-1Anand's shock defeat to Caruana proved costly to India as they dropped to 14th place on the leaderboard. Women, however, cruised to a 3-1 win over Poland.
Sep 27, 2018
Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018: India cruise to emphatic win over Canada in Open category, women held to 2-2 draw by SerbiaIndia continued their strong showing at the Batumi Chess Olympiad, winning in the Open category and drawing in the women's section.