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

Undeterred Vidit Gujrathi keeps nervousness at bay against top guns halfway into Tata Steel Masters
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Undeterred Vidit Gujrathi keeps nervousness at bay against top guns halfway into Tata Steel Masters

Regardless of the accomplishments of his opponents, Vidit Gujrathi remains undeterred and is looking forward to playing each game as it comes.

Isle of Man Masters: Radoslaw Wojtaszek clinches title in nail-biting playoff; Adhiban Baskaran finishes joint second
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Isle of Man Masters: Radoslaw Wojtaszek clinches title in nail-biting playoff; Adhiban Baskaran finishes joint second

With a win in the Armageddon, Wojtaszek took home the champion’s trophy (and an extra £500 for winning the blitz mini-match). The top prize, however, was shared between the two players. So both Wojtaszek and Naiditsch received £37,500.

Isle of Man Masters: Abhijeet Gupta outwits Vidit Gujrathi to take joint lead after fifth round
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Isle of Man Masters: Abhijeet Gupta outwits Vidit Gujrathi to take joint lead after fifth round

Abhijeet Gupta and Jeffery Xiong beat Vidit Gujrathi and Richard Rapport, respectively to take joint lead at the Isle of Man Masters.

Isle of Man Masters: R Praggnanandhaa stuns Pavel Eljanov; Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi held
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Isle of Man Masters: R Praggnanandhaa stuns Pavel Eljanov; Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi held

R Praggnanandhaa scored a major upset defeating elite GM Pavel Eljanov while Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujrathi were held to a draw by lower-ranked players.

Batumi Chess Olympiad: India finish 6th after final round draw against Poland; women dominate Mongolia to take 8th spot
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Batumi Chess Olympiad: India finish 6th after final round draw against Poland; women dominate Mongolia to take 8th spot

A final round draw against Poland places India 6th in the open group; women dominate Mongolia to take the 8th spot.

Reykjavik Open 2018: Adhiban Baskaran clinches title after holding Mustafa Yilmaz in final round
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Reykjavik Open 2018: Adhiban Baskaran clinches title after holding Mustafa Yilmaz in final round

In the final round of the Reykjavik Open, India’s Adhiban Baskaran held Turkish Grandmaster Mustafa Yilmaz to a draw to bag the title prize at the Reykjavik Open.

Reykjavik Open 2018: India's Adhiban Baskaran continues fine form, records fifth straight win
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Reykjavik Open 2018: India's Adhiban Baskaran continues fine form, records fifth straight win

Adhiban defeated Hungarian number one, GM Richard Rapport, on the top board.

Reykjavik Open 2018: Adhiban Baskaran, Richard Rapport win; Nihal Sarin draws in Round 7
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Reykjavik Open 2018: Adhiban Baskaran, Richard Rapport win; Nihal Sarin draws in Round 7

Another Indian GM who inched closer to the top of the leaderboard was Vaibhav Suri. Playing from the white side of a King’s Indian Defence, Suri drew against Gabriel Bick.

Reykjavik Open Chess: India's Adhiban Baskaran held to draw by compatriot Soham Das in Round 1
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Reykjavik Open Chess: India's Adhiban Baskaran held to draw by compatriot Soham Das in Round 1

Das defended tenaciously and did not allow Adhiban any opportunity of scraping out a win.

Adhiban Baskaran interview: I believe beating big players is part of my destiny
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Adhiban Baskaran interview: I believe beating big players is part of my destiny

After Adhiban Baskaran's phenomenal comeback, Firstpost caught up with the man of the moment to talk about his ever positive mindset and his two contrasting performances.

Tata Steel Chess Round 12: Viswanathan Anand virtually out of contention after draw with Wesley So; Carlsen, Giri lead charts
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Tata Steel Chess Round 12: Viswanathan Anand virtually out of contention after draw with Wesley So; Carlsen, Giri lead charts

Viswanathan Anand drew his game with the white pieces against Wesley So in a very theoretical battle in the Open variation of the Ruy Lopez

Tata Steel Chess Round 10: Viswanathan Anand overcomes Gawain Jones challenge to win 3rd game of tournament
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Tata Steel Chess Round 10: Viswanathan Anand overcomes Gawain Jones challenge to win 3rd game of tournament

Anand won his third game of the tournament beating the English GM Gawain Jones. Anish Giri in joint lead with Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Tata Steel Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand draws against Magnus Carlsen; Anish Giri leads after defeating Maxim Matlakov
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Tata Steel Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand draws against Magnus Carlsen; Anish Giri leads after defeating Maxim Matlakov

Outplaying the European Individual champion, Maxim Matlakov, in the final phase of the game, Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri managed to bring home the full point and take sole lead.

Tata Steel Chess Round 8: Anish Giri stuns Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to go joint top; Viswanathan Anand plays out draw
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Tata Steel Chess Round 8: Anish Giri stuns Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to go joint top; Viswanathan Anand plays out draw

Anish Giri succeeded in bringing down Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who had been on a roll winning his last three games and joined Mamedyarov as the tournament leader.

Tata Steel Chess Round 7: Viswanathan Anand's strategic shortcomings prove costly against Vladimir Kramnik
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Tata Steel Chess Round 7: Viswanathan Anand's strategic shortcomings prove costly against Vladimir Kramnik

Viswanathan Anand, who was co-leading the tournament until the conclusion of Round 6, was strategically outplayed by his long-time rival and friend, Vladimir Kramnik.

Tata Steel Chess Round 6: Viswanathan Anand's draw against Anish Giri puts Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in sole lead
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Tata Steel Chess Round 6: Viswanathan Anand's draw against Anish Giri puts Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in sole lead

Six rounds down, Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov raced past Viswanathan Anand and Anish Giri to take sole lead in the tournament with his win against India’s Adhiban Baskaran.

Tata Steel Chess Round 5: 'Embarrassed' Viswanathan Anand draws with Wei Yi; Vidit Gujrathi slips to joint 2nd
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Tata Steel Chess Round 5: 'Embarrassed' Viswanathan Anand draws with Wei Yi; Vidit Gujrathi slips to joint 2nd

For Viswanathan Anand, it was a tough day at the office. His 18-year-old opponent Wei Yi from China caught him in a deeply prepared line of the Petroff Defence.

Tata Steel Chess Round 4: Adhiban Baskaran ekes out draw against Viswanathan Anand; Vidit Gujrathi beats Harika Dronavalli
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Tata Steel Chess Round 4: Adhiban Baskaran ekes out draw against Viswanathan Anand; Vidit Gujrathi beats Harika Dronavalli

In the Masters, Adhiban Baskaran managed to hold Viswanathan Anand to a draw while Vidit Gujrathi defeated Harika Dronavalli with the white pieces in the Challengers

Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand crushes Fabiano Caruana’s opening novelty to join Anish Giri in the lead
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Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand crushes Fabiano Caruana’s opening novelty to join Anish Giri in the lead

In one of the top games of the round, Viswanathan Anand got the edge over world number three, Fabiano Caruana and joined Anish Giri as the joint tournament leader