Articles by Aditya Pai
Apr 13, 2018
China’s match against rest of the world proves its chess potential, leaves vital lessons for IndiaThe Chinese League includes the strongest grandmasters from all around the world and gives local players a chance to not only compete but also interact with them. Indian grandmasters hardly ever get such opportunities.
Apr 10, 2018
Grenke Chess Classic: Fabiano Caruana holds off Nikita Vitiugov, Magnus Carlsen to win titleCaruana won the Grenke Chess Classic a full point ahead of his nearest rival.
Apr 09, 2018
Grenke Chess Classic Round 8: Viswanathan Anand shows good preparation to counter Arkadij Naiditsch's attackThe penultimate round of the Grenke Chess Classic was a surprisingly quiet day. With all of the games drawn, Fabiano Caruana, who has been leading the field with a half point margin, inched a step closer to the title.
Apr 08, 2018
Grenke Chess Classic Round 7: Fabiano Caruana becomes clear leader after win over Maxime Vachier-LagraveThe seventh round of the Grenke Chess Classic finally gave the tournament a clear leader as Fabiano Caruana defeated his co-leader Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Apr 07, 2018
Grenke Chess Classic Round 6: Viswanathan Anand's chances look grim after major upset; Magnus Carlsen heldAfter trading queens soon out of the opening, Anand tried to induce more exchanges. On his 19th turn Anand miscalculated and ended up a piece down in the next five moves.
Apr 06, 2018
Grenke Chess Classic Round 5: Magnus Carlsen narrowly escapes defeat, Viswanathan Anand held by Fabiano CaruanaViswanathan Anand got off to an exciting start against Fabiano Caruana but the position soon fizzled out into equality.
Apr 05, 2018
Grenke Chess Classic Round 4: Viswanathan Anand plays out another draw; Fabiano Caruana new joint leadersHad it not been for Fabiano Caruana to change gears and pull out victory in the final stages of the round, all games would have ended in a draw. With his win, Caruana has joined the leaders, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nikita Vitiugov at 3.0/4.
Apr 03, 2018
Grenke Chess Classic Round 3: Viswanathan Anand holds Levon Aronian; Maxime Vachier-Lagrave joins Nikita Vitiugov in the leadFor the only Indian in the fray, Viswanathan Anand, after his loss in the previous round, went for a solid but tepid draw against GM Levon Aronian of Armenia.
Apr 02, 2018
Grenke Chess Classic, Round 2: Viswanathan Anand loses to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave; Nikita Vitiugov on topWhile the round per se was spectacular, it brought disappointment to Indian fans as Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand lost to the French number one Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Apr 01, 2018
Grenke Chess Classic, Round 1: Hou Yifan holds Viswanathan Anand; Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana clash ends in drawViswanathan Anand was held to a draw by former women’s world champion, Hou Yifan