articles by Sagar Shah

Sports

World Women’s Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli lost glorious chance to enter title round

Harika was the favourite to win as she was considered to be a better rapid and blitz player than Tan. But the Chinese showed she had nerves of steel.

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Women’s World Chess Championship: When Harika Dronavalli showed the stuff champions are made of

We will have to wait for the tournament to end to know what Harika Dronavalli did on the night before the second game of her semi-final, but whatever she did, it was perfect.

Sports

Women’s World Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli's tactic of conserving energy till rapid games has served her well

Harika stuck to her simple strategy - don't try too hard in classical battles and finish off your opponents in the rapids.

Sports

Interview with Baskaran Adhiban, India's No 3 chess player: '2750 is the next barrier that I am aiming for'

Meet Baskaran Adhiban, who started the Tata Steel Chess tournament as the last seed and finished third behind Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen.

Sports

Women's World Chess Championship 2017: Off-colour Harika Dronavalli, tenacious Padmini Rout advance

The Indian challenge at the event is represented by grandmaster Harika Dronavalli and international master Padmini Rout. Both the players won their first round.

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World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship: Vidit Gujarathi shines, Harika, Anand disappoint

Anand, Harika, Humpy perform well at the World Blitz Chess Championship, but not good enough for a medal. India return empty handed.

Sports

World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships: Anand not as dangerous as before, but still a medal contender

Covering a 2.5 point deficit of Carlsen and Karjakin won't be easy for Anand, but he is still with a chance.

Politics

World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships: Vidit Gujrathi shines for India; Vassily Ivanchuk is the Champion

Vidit Gujrathi turned out to be the hero for India as he scored 9.5/15 and finished eighth at the World Rapid Chess Championships 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

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World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships: Vishy Anand, Vidit Gujrathi India's only medal hopes

As far as Anand is concerned, he has been in such pressure situations throughout his career. For Vidit this is a new scenario.

Sports

World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships: Surya Shekhar Ganguly lets Magnus Carlsen off the hook

At the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2016, Indian grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly had a great opportunity to beat Magnus Carlsen but let him off the hook.

Sports

London Chess Classic champion Wesley So: I never celebrate until I get home with the trophies

"Every loss or draw is a setback. You can only take it one game at a time. Two steps forward, one step backwards seems to be the normal pace," says Wesley So.

Sports

London Chess Classic: Is the Viswanathan Anand era coming to an end?

Every time he is down in the dumps, Viswanathan Anand rises from the ashes like a phoenix and gives a fitting answer to all his detractors who want him to retire from the game.

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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand crushes Veselin Topalov with another 'novelty'

After a novelty against Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand showed the world that he had more tricks under his sleeve by uncorking another interesting novelty against Veselin Topalov.

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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand escapes from jaws of defeat, maintains 50% score

It seemed as if Viswanathan Anand's king would be mauled and Anish Giri would score his first victory, but due to some inaccuracies, he let Anand secure his king and the game ended in a draw.

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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand played a stunning 'novelty' in easy draw against Wesley So

Against tournament leader Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand played a completely fresh idea. The move came as such a shock for Wesley that he didn’t make his next move for 30 minutes.

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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand still has hope; looks to upstage leader Wesley So

Although Viswanathan Anand is currently in the seventh position, the scores clearly show that a win or two will propel him right to the top.

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London Chess Classic: Viswanathan Anand makes solid draw against Fabiano Caruana in first round

Viswanathan Anand played really well in the first round and made a draw with the black pieces against world number two Fabiano Caruana.

Sports

London Chess Classic: Can Vishwanathan Anand do better than he has in the tournament?

The London Chess Classic has not really been a happy hunting ground for Anand. He hasn't been able to emerge as the champion.

Sports

Magnus Carlsen clinches third consecutive World Chess Championship: Here's how he did it

Magnus Carlsen is undoubtedly the greatest chess player alive today, as the manner of his World Championship win proved.