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Teenager Nihal Sarin becomes India's 53rd Grandmaster despite losing in final round of Abu Dhabi Masters
The 14-year-old Nihal Sarin tallied 5.5 points out of a possible nine and the final GM norm came the Kerala boy's way with one round to spare.
Karpov Poikovsky International Chess: Vidit Gujrathi finishes a commendable third; Dmitry Jakovenko wins title
With his draw in the final round, Vidit finished third at the event behind the title winner Dmitry Jakovenko and Ian Nepomniachtchi & Boris Gelfand who shared the second place. Considering that this was Vidit’s first big closed event, this was a commendable result by the young lad
Karpov Poikovsky International Chess: India's only representative Vidit Gujrathi joint-second in Siberian event
This is the first time that Vidit has been invited to be a part of such a strong closed event. If he performs well here, this might attract him invites to more such closed events.
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
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 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 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.
For Anand, it was his second victory in three days as he looks for a record sixth title. In the challengers section being held simultaneously Vidit Gujrathi remained as joint leader
Anish Giri took the top spot with a perfect 2.0/2 score and hot on his heels are Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov who have scored 1.5/2 apiece
Tata Steel Chess Round 1: Viswanathan Anand off the mark with a win; other Indian participants held to draws
After the first round, Anand has taken the lead by winning his game against the debutant, GM Maxim Matlakov. Carlsen, on the other hand, was held to a draw in his opening game by the world number two, Fabiano Caruana