articles by Paras Gudka

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Shamkir Chess 2019: Magnus Carlsen's dominance over the past decade strengthens claim to 'greatest of all time' title

Magnus Carlsen has now been world champion for five years since he defeated Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand in the latter’s own backyard of Chennai in November 2013.

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World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen begins match with black against Anish Giri in UN-backed campaign targeting racial discrimination

The campaign was launched via Magnus Carlsen's social media channels, which command some of the largest followings of any chess player currently active, to mixed reactions

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World Team Chess Championship: GMs Adhiban Baskaran, Surya Sekhar Ganguly bring home golds from Kazakhstan

Grandmasters Adhiban Baskaran and Surya Sekhar Ganguly provided the much-needed silver lining to Indian efforts at the 2019 World Team Chess Championships by winning individual gold medals on Boards 1 and 3

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Work of art or outrageous design? Controversial World Championships logo leaves chess fraternity divided

The controversy surrounding the logo, that looked like two chess players with their legs wrapped around each other, has snowballed into a global phenom with leading international publications running their versions of how the logo is being deemed too sexual by the world's top players.