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Indian Chess League: R Praggnanandhaa's Chess Gurukul take early lead on Day 1 of tournament
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Indian Chess League: R Praggnanandhaa's Chess Gurukul take early lead on Day 1 of tournament

With 16 points after five rounds, Chess Gurukul is atop the points table. Desi Boys is in second spot with 14.5 points followed by Undercover Agents and Superkids, both with 14 points

R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh among grandmasters scheduled to compete in Indian Chess League
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R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh among grandmasters scheduled to compete in Indian Chess League

A total of 10 teams will take part in the tournament which will see the participation of over 25 Indian Grandmasters.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Chess players raise Rs 2.39 lakh for PM CARES Fund
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Chess players raise Rs 2.39 lakh for PM CARES Fund

A total of 17 Grandmasters and over 180 chess players came together to take part in an online blitz event to raise over Rs 2.39 lakh towards the PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 relief.

How a lot of right ingredients came together for P Iniyan as he becomes India’s 61st chess Grandmaster
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How a lot of right ingredients came together for P Iniyan as he becomes India’s 61st chess Grandmaster

In Erode, from where Iniyan hails, there was hardly any chess culture. A lot of things had to fall in place for the 16-year-old boy to achieve the highest title in chess.

World Junior Chess Championship: India's Harsha Bharathakoti top of the leaderboard with perfect score
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World Junior Chess Championship: India's Harsha Bharathakoti top of the leaderboard with perfect score

It is, in fact, the Telangana based IM Harsha Bharathakoti, who has managed to score an unblemished 4.0/4 and reach the top of the leaderboard alongside Alireza Firouzja, Parham Maghsoodloo and the 12-year-old Uzbek sensation, IM Javokhir Sindarov.

Teenager Nihal Sarin becomes India's 53rd Grandmaster despite losing in final round of Abu Dhabi Masters
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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.

Year in Review 2017: Abhijeet Gupta's Commonwealth hat-trick to Harika's podium finish in Iran, a look at key chess moments
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Year in Review 2017: Abhijeet Gupta's Commonwealth hat-trick to Harika's podium finish in Iran, a look at key chess moments

Indian chess players proved their mettle once again in 2017, reaching new milestones and winning medals at various prestigious events across the globe.

World Juniors: Aravindh Chithambaram clinches bronze; impressive R Praggnanandhaa finishes 4th
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World Juniors: Aravindh Chithambaram clinches bronze; impressive R Praggnanandhaa finishes 4th

Among the top ten finishers of the event, three were Indians: Chithambaram finished joint first (third on the final standings), Praggnanandhaa was fourth and Karthikeyan finished seventh.

World Juniors: R Praggnanandhaa scores GM norm, but errors at crucial moments look to have cost title
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World Juniors: R Praggnanandhaa scores GM norm, but errors at crucial moments look to have cost title

Scoring an unbeaten 6.5/8 against four Grand Masters, three International Masters and one FIDE master, Praggnanandhaa amassed a rating performance of 2,749 - 149 points more than the required performance rating.

World Juniors: 12-year-old R Praggnanandhaa chases youngest Grand Master dream, throws tournament wide open
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World Juniors: 12-year-old R Praggnanandhaa chases youngest Grand Master dream, throws tournament wide open

Praggnanandhaa might be only 12-years-old but he is a force to be reckoned with. In May last year - at the age of 10 years, 10 months and 19 days - he became the youngest International Master in the history of chess.

World Juniors: Harsha Bharathakoti quickly off the mark, Aravindh Chithambaram suffers shock defeat
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World Juniors: Harsha Bharathakoti quickly off the mark, Aravindh Chithambaram suffers shock defeat

At the end of three rounds, IM Harsha Bharathakoti was in joint lead with a perfect score of 3.0/3. A whisker away from him were two of the highest-rated GMs from India at the event, Murali Karthikeyan and SL Narayanan.

Bhakti Kulkarni maintains lead in Asian Continental Women's Chess Championship
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Bhakti Kulkarni maintains lead in Asian Continental Women's Chess Championship

GM Bhakti Kulkarni led the Asian continental chess championship after a draw in the sixth round against Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova of Uzbekistan.