In the first match, India rode on Adhiban's win while Nihal Sarin, SP Sethuraman and K Sasikiran drew their games.
Asian Online Nations Chess Cup 2020: India women’s team beats Kyrgyzstan to reach semis, men's team also progress
The top-seeded Indian women’s team on Friday stormed into the semi-finals of the Asian Nations (Regions) Online Cup 2020 Championship, while their male counterparts eked out a fighting win over Mongolia to secure the last four berth.
Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly will lead the Indian men's team in the Asian Online Nations (Regions) Cup Team Championship.
There has been a spurt in the number of online chess events during this coronavirus-forced lockdown.
In the final round encounter against Russia, India's Vidit Gujrathi was beaten by Vladislav Artemiev, while B Adhiban was tamed by Dmitry Andreikin.
Online Nations Cup: Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand registers first win but Russia hold India to a 2-2 draw
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand registered his first win but India were held to a 2-2 draw by Russia in the ongoing Online Nations Cup on Thursday.
Chess Players Forum appeals to world federation FIDE to step in and resolve ongoing AICF power struggle
Referring to the state-of-affairs in the All India Chess Federation (AICF), which has been riddled with infighting and legal battles, the forum president Varugeese Koshy wrote to the FIDE chief, requesting his intervention in solving the impasse.
The field for the event includes six former world champions, plus 12 others who have been candidates to the throne at some point
Coronavirus Outbreak: Online chess exhibition featuring Viswanathan Anand raises Rs 4.5 lakh for PM-CARES Fund
India no 1 Anand, no 2 Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and B Adhiban and the country's top two women players — Koneru Humpy and D Harika — took part in the event organised by chess.com on Sunday
Grand Masters B Adhiban, K Sasikiran to spearhead 40-member Indian contingent at Gibraltar Chess Festival 2020
Grand Masters B Adhiban and K Sasikiran will spearhead the Indian challenge in the masters category of the 18th Gibraltar International Chess Festival which starts on Tuesday.
Reykjavik Open 2018: Nihal Sarin holds five-time US champion Gata Kamsky, B Adhiban joins leaders after Round 6
As a result of his opening choice, Sarin did get a nice space advantage. However, Kamsky, it seemed, was in absolutely no mood to exchange any pawns.
Reykjavik Open 2018: 13-year-old Nihal Sarin continues purple patch in Round 5, B Adhiban also makes good progress
Sarin's performance rating so far in the tournament is a whopping 2,858. If he can continue this amazing run for at least a round or two more, he’s sure to earn himself a Grand Master norm.
Carlsen equalised without much ado when Anand parted with his bishop for a knight and the position was just level when the two decided to split the point in 32 moves.
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
Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Sergey Karjakin; Magnus Carlsen beats B Adhiban
With 1.5 points in his kitty, Anand now shares the second spot behind Anish Giri of Holland who came up with another sterling performance to beat Vladimir Kramnik of Russia.
World Rapid and Blitz: Viswanathan Anand clinches bronze in blitz category; Magnus Carlsen bags gold
Anand too had seven points and his 7.5 points in the last 10 games was good enough for a tied 2nd place with Sergey Karjakin of Russia.
Gujrathi is not somebody who would be smug at having escaped with a draw against Carlsen, but one who would search out his errors that let the world champion escape and find a way to banish them.
Planting his knights in the centre, Anand made a temporary pawn sacrifice on move 26 while also opening up lines for his rooks. By the 46th move, the 'Madras Tiger' had wrapped the game up in style.
FIDE World Cup 2017: From Viswanathan Anand's struggle to SP Sethuraman's rise, a look at how Indians fared
A single loss was sufficient for Anand to be knocked out of the World Cup. Such is the unforgiving nature of this format.
Indian Grand Masters SP Sethuraman and Vidit Gujrathi bow out of the Chess World Cup after defeats against Ding Liren of China and Anish Giri of Holland respectively in the third round tiebreaker