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AICF to organise tourneys to popularise chess in run up to 44th Olympiad
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AICF to organise tourneys to popularise chess in run up to 44th Olympiad

The initiative, a part of the Chess in Schools Project by AICF, will be conducted through the state associations and with the support of the government of Tamil Nadu

Indian GM Gukesh wins Sunway Formentera Open chess tournament
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Indian GM Gukesh wins Sunway Formentera Open chess tournament

It was a hat-trick of titles for Gukesh after he had previously won the La Roda tournament and the Menorca Open in recent weeks.

Six-year-old Ashwath Kaushik wins gold in World Cadets and Youth Championships under-8 event
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Six-year-old Ashwath Kaushik wins gold in World Cadets and Youth Championships under-8 event

Ashwath Kaushik remained unbeaten and finished with 8.5 points from nine rounds to take the top prize

Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh wins Menorca Open chess tournament
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Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh wins Menorca Open chess tournament

Indian players dominated, taking seven spots in the top 10 with Aryan Chopra finishing runner-up.

A lifetime opportunity for youngsters, says Viswanathan Anand as 100-day countdown for Chess Olympiad gets underway
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A lifetime opportunity for youngsters, says Viswanathan Anand as 100-day countdown for Chess Olympiad gets underway

"It is a lifetime opportunity for youngsters to get a glimpse of their idols, watch them play and possibly interact with them," said India's first-ever Grandmaster Anand in a press release.

Reykjavik Open: Indian GM Praggnanandhaa wins tournament
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Reykjavik Open: Indian GM Praggnanandhaa wins tournament

The 16-year-old Pragganandhaa defeated compatriot GM D Gukesh in the final round to emerge sole winner.

Arjun Erigaisi wins Delhi International Chess title
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Arjun Erigaisi wins Delhi International Chess title

Arjun got Rs 4 lakh rupees as the winner's purse plus a glittering trophy and looks like a sure-shot selection for the main team in the forthcoming Chess Olympiad at Chennai as he scaled past 2675 in live Elo ratings.

R Praggnanandhaa finishes 11th in Airthings Masters, misses out on quarter-finals
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R Praggnanandhaa finishes 11th in Airthings Masters, misses out on quarter-finals

His stirring win over world champion Magnus Carlsen in the eighth round caused a flutter but up-and-down performances pegged R Praggnanandhaa back.

'You've made India proud': Sachin Tendulkar congratulates R Praggnanandhaa on beating Magnus Carlsen
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'You've made India proud': Sachin Tendulkar congratulates R Praggnanandhaa on beating Magnus Carlsen

R Praggnanandhaa defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters — an online rapid chess competition.

Airthings Masters Chess: Young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa stuns World No 1 Magnus Carlsen
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Airthings Masters Chess: Young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa stuns World No 1 Magnus Carlsen

Praggnanandhaa won with black pieces in 39 moves in a Tarrasch variation game to halt Carlsen's run of three straight wins.

Indian chess ace Dronavalli Harika among players who were sent sexually abusive mail
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Indian chess ace Dronavalli Harika among players who were sent sexually abusive mail

According to reports in the Russian media, some 15 players were the target of sexually abusive mail.

World champion Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian chess players ahead of Asian Games
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World champion Viswanathan Anand to mentor Indian chess players ahead of Asian Games

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is eyeing a rich medal haul from its players at the Games, which are scheduled to be held from 10 to 25 September

Tata Steel Chess 2022: Praggnanandhaa beats Vidit Gujrathi in marathon contest; Magnus Carlsen stays in front
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Tata Steel Chess 2022: Praggnanandhaa beats Vidit Gujrathi in marathon contest; Magnus Carlsen stays in front

The 16-year old Praggnanandhaa (Elo 2612) halted his three-match losing streak to shock the higher-rated Gujrathi (Elo 2727) in 78 moves in a Nimzo-Indian Classical variation game late on Wednesday.

Tata Steel Chess 2022: Magnus Carlsen beats Mamedyarov to grab lead, Vidit Gujrathi draws with Rapport
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Tata Steel Chess 2022: Magnus Carlsen beats Mamedyarov to grab lead, Vidit Gujrathi draws with Rapport

Young Indian GM R Praggnanandhaa's struggles continued as he lost to Sergey Karjakin, for his third straight defeat

Marienbad Open 2022: Indian Grandmaster Lalit Babu wins tournament in Czech Republic
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Marienbad Open 2022: Indian Grandmaster Lalit Babu wins tournament in Czech Republic

He remained unbeaten through nine rounds and accumulated 6.5 points to finish half a point ahead of Icelandic GM Hannes Stefansson, the runner-up.

AICF postpones national chess events due to rising number of COVID-19 cases
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AICF postpones national chess events due to rising number of COVID-19 cases

Among the tournaments put off are the national junior, sub-junior and national school championships. The new dates for the events would be announced later, AICF said in a press release

World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy loses final round to finish fifth
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World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy loses final round to finish fifth

A loss to Polina Shuvalova (Russia) in the final round hurt Humpy's chances of a better finish.

World Rapid Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy finishes sixth, D Gukesh takes ninth spot in open section
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World Rapid Chess Championship: Koneru Humpy finishes sixth, D Gukesh takes ninth spot in open section

The experienced P Harikrishna, the highest ranked Indian player, ended 99th with 6.5 points.

Gashimov Memorial Chess: Viswanathan Anand defeats Shakriyar Mamedyarov for first win in tournament
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Gashimov Memorial Chess: Viswanathan Anand defeats Shakriyar Mamedyarov for first win in tournament

In the match against Mamedyarov, the Indian GM had drawn both the games before winning the Armegeddon in 31 moves.

Inside Satyajit Ray's little known corner of life as an aficionado of board games, from Scrabble to chess
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Inside Satyajit Ray's little known corner of life as an aficionado of board games, from Scrabble to chess

“Father was deeply interested in word games, quizzes, and anagrams. These were just purely private preoccupations, and known to only an inner circle of family members. Sporadically, his deep interest had also entered his films," says Sandip Ray in an exclusive interview.